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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 30 2018 12:20 PM UTC +00:00
$2,070
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
115
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 30 2018 12:20 PM UTC +00:00

About

Petrolog is a notebook made exclusively for automotive enthusiasts to document your car's journey. From suspension setup to oil changes you'll create a record of the miles you've driven.

The Booklet
The Booklet

Petrolhead, Gearhead, whatever your preferred nomenclature one thing is the same, we all obsess over our cars. Most of us can't fathom driving our baby down to the local 'lube' shop to have someone else put the wrong fluids in and over tighten the filter. The thought of it just makes your skin crawl. But without fail when the shop finishes they toss a little window cling on there with the next (suspiciously pessimistic) time to return once again for a fresh oil change. But when you're the one who gets the car up on jack stands and crawls under the still ticking engine with an oil pan and a filter wrench nobody is coming over to slap a window cling next to your A-pillar.

Your engine, your records
Your engine, your records

The question is how are you keeping track of these things? Sure you can head back into the house, fire up your computer, and launch an Excel spreadsheet to save the date and milage up into the cloud. But we're analog people who drive analog cars, it only makes sense that we should have an analog solution that doesn't require traveling farther than your glove box to reach.

Petrolog Inside Cover
Petrolog Inside Cover

The Booklet
I created the Petrolog with every enthusiast in mind. Because there are so many ways to be a car enthusiast be it a collector, a wrench, or a racer I set out to make the most flexible booklet while still catering to the needs of the many. Inside this 40 page notebook you'll find an ID section to jot down details like make, model, drivetrain, and more. When you first start a Petrolog you've got an odometer reading up front to mark a definitive beginning to your records.

Petrolog ID
Petrolog ID

The 40 page booklet, is printed on acid-free archival quality paper that's built to last. The front of the booklet is comprised of a dot grid layout to allow for any combination of text, sketches, or diagrams to be documented. The back of the booklet is dedicated to specific common maintenance tasks like oil, brakes, tires, or any other essential service you may preform. In addition to that there are two pages for keeping track of gas milage. The maintenance section at the back of the booklet is made to record an average of 2 years worth of service and fill ups with an accompanying date section for each entry.

The Records Section
The Records Section

 I've already created some 200+ notebooks made using paper mills in New York and Louisiana. The full production booklet would feature a cover page from an awesome high quality paper mill in Michigan thats been in business for over 140 years. I'm happy to be supporting these businesses and creating something that will stand the test of time. The quality I'm looking to provide with every Petrolog comes at a cost and producing these in large numbers helps offset that. That's why Kickstarter was the platform I chose to launch the Petrolog.

Made In The USA
Made In The USA

The goal for this project is set at $10,000 because I'm looking to create a product that car enthusiasts can count on for years to come. I feel confident that there's at least 1,000 enthusiasts out there right now who could use one of these booklets for their car. But I'm sure there's plenty more who are looking for this exact product. If you think your friends would also love a Petrolog don't forget to share this campaign with them. Thank you!

Gen One Petrolog
Gen One Petrolog

Risks and challenges

This is the really important part in my opinion. I have been on the receiving end of a couple of campaigns on here that haven't actually panned out, so I know what it's like to be burned.

The questions you're probably asking are, how qualified are you to pull this off? Do you have any experience selling goods? Can you ramp up production in high volumes?

I'm pleased to say that I've got a fair bit of experience in both retail and e-commerce to fall back on in this instance. The most important thing to clarify is that I've already made a significant number of these booklets already. While the final production version will change slightly in which paper mill is ultimately used, the order quantity is nowhere near the amount that could cause production or fulfillment delays.

The design of the booklet is already completed so there are no design changes that need to be made before producing more. This is not a spinning CAD model, I fully intend to create something I think a lot of car enthusiasts will enjoy and find a ton of use out of.

With production sorted logistics is the only other risk. I've already mailed a handful of these booklets to friends across the country without issue so I see no problem with delivering on these booklets. Should the worst [best] case scenario pan out and these booklets are a commercial success it may take some time to fulfill every order. As of right now I intend to fulfill each and every one myself but if the numbers dictate, I'll recruit some friends to help get everything out on time.

Overall I would like to stress that regardless of whatever issues may present themselves, there will never be a case where someone will not receive a booklet for being a backer.

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    The Petrolog (Early Bird)

    "Where were these booklets yesterday? I need one of these now!" You'll get the early prototypes of the Petrolog as seen in our launch video as soon as the campaign ends.

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    The Petrolog

    You're pre-ordering an official Petrolog. This is the official launch version of the Petrolog at the Kickstarter backer rate.

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    The Garage (2 Pack)

    You've got a pair of cars that get used at different rates. How do you keep track of when to change the oil or rotate the tires? The Petrolog 2-pack is your answer.

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    The Fleet (3 Pack)

    You are everything that petrolheads aspire to be, bask in your 3 car awesomeness. Or maybe you just want a good deal. Grab 3 Petrologs and save.

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    The Club (250 Personalized Booklets)

    This Petrolog thing isn't such a bad idea, eh? "I've got a [Car Club, Dealership, Garage, Car Company, etc.] and this would look great with our logo on it." You're in luck! We have a wholesale option at $6 a booklet with your branding. Got artwork? Need more? Shoot us an email.

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