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About

Let’s face it: most of us aren't that "into cars." But, we've come to grips with the fact that we need one — at least part time. Cars in themselves are not the objects of our desire, but the thing that helps us enjoy the stuff we're into — our hobbies, our friends, our band, our bike, our business...


That’s why we created a website that does just that — voteoncars.com. We don't have automotive journalists clocking 0-60 times. What we have is a diverse army of friends who trade in their Saturday mornings to help people they don't know find a great car that fits what they're passionate about. Together, we've shot more than 300 personal small-car reviews. That’s more than anybody else, including the big car mags! Pretty cool feat from a group of friends from Detroit, eh? 

So here's the challenge. Because nobody draws a check or works on this full time, we're running into some major bottlenecks in editing. While we have more than 300 videos "in the can," (and more are coming every month) we’ve only edited and posted 120 of them. We need some help. We need someone who can lock themself in a dark room and release a new video every day until we're caught up, making Season 3 our best and most helpful yet. That's what this Kickstarter is for. 

Why do we need so many videos? Welp, our approach is a bit different than the car magazines. We think it's a near impossible task for a single voice to serve a diverse number of shoppers that are all looking for something different from a car. Instead, we explore and test every car through the lens of up to nine different perspectives. We group these perspectives into Tribes. Instead of giving you the same review, we invite you to discover your Tribe using the VOC Tribe Quiz. In less than a minute the quiz will match you with people you can relate to — people who are looking for the same stuff in a car. Because they're looking for the same kinds of stuff, they serve as your eyes and ears, exploring the things that are most important to your tribe. Want to find reviewers who are an even closer match for you? Try our CarMatch Code wizard and we'll match you with reviewers along five different attributes. It’s the most personalized way to begin your online car-shopping journey. 

Well, that's our story. Thanks for taking a look. And, please give. We've bootstrapped VOC ourselves for 3 seasons. We're good at getting the very most out of every hard-earned penny we invest. We will do the same with the money you entrust to us — and you'll get some cool gear, experience and fame-ish along the way. :)

Risks and challenges

There is no risk with this project. We already edit and release videos on a regular basis. But, we're behind and falling farther and farther behind with every new shoot. We currently have three candidates who could step in and help us edit on a contract basis. Unfortunately, we've found that editing is the only role on our team that we can't staff purely with volunteers. It takes a long time (3-4 hours per video). In the future we will fund this using our Next Natural Step functionality, but that will not be viable until we increase awareness.

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    VOC Sticker Kit:
    (1) Editor's Gotta Eat Sticker
    (1) VOC Button Sticker
    (1) Car Reviews for the People, By the People Sticker

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    Vote on Cars — "Car Reviews for the People, By the People" T-Shirt

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    Vote on Cars Get-Fame-ish Star Experience (Individual)
    Join us in Detroit and star in an upcoming shoot. Experience includes:
    Street Drive
    Meeting Fun People
    Starring in 1-3 videos
    Lunch
    (1) VOC button sticker
    (1) VOC T-Shirt

    NOTES: Ideally we'll book your event in 2015. If the weather in Detroit goes south early, we will move you to a 2016 event. All participants must be US licensed drivers, ages 18 or over.

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    "Get Fame-ish" Video Shout-Out (individual)
    In addition to receiving the VOC Sticker Kit, every Season 3 video will end with special acknowledgement of the donors who traded in a $100 to help ensure that nobody gets stuck with a car that they hate.

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    Full-Screen Fame-ish-ness (individual).
    In addition to the contents of the "Get Fame-ish" Video Shout-Out you'll receive:
    (1) Your choice of t-shirts
    (2) We will end two video reviews with a full-screen picture and message of your choice (within reason).

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    "Get Fame-ish" Video Shout-Out (Corporate)
    In addition to receiving the VOC Sticker Kit, we will add your business name and url to to every Season 3 video — giving you special acknowledgement that your company kicked in cash to help ensure that nobody gets stuck with a car that they hate.

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    Vote on Cars Get-Fame-ish Event Take-Over (Group)
    Looking for a unique team-building activity for your company? Or, a unique outing for friends or family? Well, bring up to nine people and join us in Metro Detroit to star in an upcoming shoot. Or, if you have really deep pockets, add in travel expenses and we'll come to you! Your crew will:
    Drive
    Create Fun Memories
    Starring in 1-3 videos
    Have a VOC Tailgate Lunch
    (1 Per Participant) VOC button sticker
    (1 Per Participant) VOC T-Shirts
    And, we'll identify / promo your group in the video

    NOTES: Ideally we'll book your event in 2015. If the weather in Detroit goes south early, we will move you to a 2016 event. All participants must be US licensed drivers, ages 18 or over.

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    Full-Screen Fame-ish-ness (Corporate).
    In addition to the contents of the "Get Fame-ish" Video Shout-Out you'll receive:
    (1) Your choice of t-shirts
    (2) We will end two video reviews with a full-screen image advertisement for your company

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    Car Company Line Jumper
    This one goes out to car brands and their agencies... While we will not promise that our reviewers will like your car, we offer to bring your vehicle to the front of the line and will double the number of review videos we typically shoot for your car. That means we'll produce between 18 and 24 authentic, tell-it-like-we-see-it video reviews. We'll post the content in the normal spots — our YouTube channel and voteoncars.com. You can link and share as you please. We will also offer a link on our website that will help shoppers who dig your car, buy your car.

    Additional costs may be necessary if you'd like the event to take place outside our home base in Metro Detroit. This pledge is for one model, but additional models can be added as long as the final number of videos produced remains consistent.

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