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Introducing the Ultimate Nationwide Interactive Multimedia Experience for Muscle Car Enthusiasts. There is nothing else like it.

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We will create the Ultimate Interactive Multimedia Experience for Muscle Car Enthusiasts. We will interview muscle car and car restoration experts, and we will be able to distribute it widely to our half million fans and ten thousand email addresses. They will be live nationwide events that you can attend and participate in with our chat, poll, request to present, and other features. 

Muscle car enthusiasts badly want to be part of a community. Right now, the clubs are local. A live Talk Show event with chat, polls, and other features is the ultimate way to bring people together nationwide. It employs the full multimedia and interactive capabilities that the Internet offers as part of a real time event experience. The live events will be offered every other week, so everybody should be able to attend.

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  • Help us preserve muscle car history and restore these magnificent machines. We will keep the flame burning in future generations.
  • We have over half a million fans, and hundreds of history articles, videos, and auctions!
  • One-of-a-kind show: Fascinating coverage of the muscle car world including ownership and restoration 
  • Join the nationwide community, and interact during the show (live online nationwide with chat).
  • What do you find most exciting about these events?  What do you hope to learn about?  Tell us in the comments.
  • Watch the videos to get to know Pat (Your Host) and Ross (Your Editor).  The full first two episodes and highlights of the first are available below.

DENVER, Colorado—February 4th, 2016—Muscle Car Fan, one of the largest muscle car fan based websites in the world, is pleased to announced it’s most innovative project to date. It’s called the “Muscle Car Fan LIVE Talk Show.”


The Muscle Car Fan Live Talk Show uses the latest technology to bring experts, fans, and content providers together in an all-inclusive live talk show hosted by veteran automotive enthusiast and reporter Pat Caporuscio.

Exclusive interviews are scheduled with some of the top experts in muscle car restoration, ownership, budgeting, looking for the perfect muscle car, and much, much more.  Whether you are a newbie or a grizzled veteran with dozens of muscle cars under your belt, this is the show for you and your friends. Muscle Car Fan is dedicated to the research, education and preservation of all makes and models of muscle cars in the world today.

Over a half a million Facebook fans have signed on already and they are adding thousands more each week.

The episode one talk show is, “Meet The Hosts: Pat Interviews Ross Mills.” The Muscle Car Fan editor is Ross Mills who has been restoring and driving classic cars since his early teens and has gained valuable knowledge in what to avoid and the best ways to approach car restoration. He is responsible for most of the written content on the Muscle Car Fan website.

Pat Caporuscio, the host has decades of experience buying, selling, racing, and being involved with muscle cars of all types, especially 60's and 70's models. He is also an experienced TV journalist and most recently interviewed Rory Carroll, the editor of Autoweek.

However, before everyone can enjoy this incredible, live talk show, Muscle Car Fan needs your help. That’s why they launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $50,000 by March 2, 2016. The funds raised will go towards financing the project for one year with bi-weekly episodes. If they exceed their goal, they will create even more content. Backers will get access to everything on the site and the VIP section as well as all future content. There are currently over a hundred pages of content in the membership area dealing with restoration, buying, selling and all sorts of advice from experts. One tip from the VIP section could save you thousands!

To help bring this innovative concept to market, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between March 2016 and December 2016. Some perks include being a guest on one of our shows.

This is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help Muscle Car Fan reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive. Thank you for your support!

Sample Episode 1 - Meet the Hosts: Pat interviews Ross (1 hr video).

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Rory Carroll, Editor, Autoweek
Rory Carroll, Editor, Autoweek

Your Host, Pat Caporuscio, has decades of experience buying, selling, racing, and being involved with muscle cars of all types, especially 60's and 70's models. He is also an experienced TV journalist. 

Your Host, Pat Caporuscio
Your Host, Pat Caporuscio
 
Your Editor, Ross Mills, has been restoring and driving classic cars since his early teens. He has gained valuable knowledge in things to avoid and the best ways to approach car restoration. 

Your Editor, Ross Mills
Your Editor, Ross Mills

Half a Million Fans!  

  • Muscle Car Fan Web Site
    Muscle Car Fan Web Site
    • One-of-a-kind Jam Sessions on muscle cars and car restoration!
    • Connect with buyers, sellers, and restoration experts!
    • Participate in the Jam Sessions with our chat feature and ask to present feature! Live Jam Sessions are free! Auto-subscribe to future Jam Sessions. Jam Session replays available to members.
    • Special Bonus 1: What are the Top 10 Muscle Cars of All Time?
    • Special Bonus 2: What are the Top 10 Buying Mistakes to Avoid?
    • Special Bonus 3: What are the Top 18 Ways to Enhance the Value of My Classic Muscle Car?

    Included in this kick start ($25 and up). 

     Get access to everything we have including future content that we have yet to create. There is over a hundred pages of content in the membership area already including the following reports.

    VIP Owner's Club
    VIP Owner's Club
    • Muscle Car Buyers Guide
    • Muscle Car Maintenance Guide
    • Muscle Car Owner's Guide
    • Breakdown of the 25 Best Muscle Cars to Own
    • 58 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Classic Muscle Car (with Answers).

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    This kick start will finance the project for one year with bi-weekly episodes. If we exceed our goal, we will create even more content.  The live version of the show will likely be free.  Replays will likely be temporarily free, and archives will likely be available to members only.  

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    ATTENTION Muscle Car Enthusiasts: 

    Ready to Get Serious About Owning YOUR OWN MUSCLE CAR? 

    Now, Get the Insider’s Scoop on Muscle Car Restoration… 

    and FINALLY Own the Most Awesome Car on the Block! 

    And I’ll Save You TONS of Time, Money, And Aggravation in the Process! 

    Dear Muscle Car Enthusiast, 

    How familiar does this sound to you? 

    You’re sitting in your office chair at work, or in your recliner in your living room… imagining what it would be like to own a fully-restored, kick a$$ muscle car – one that makes everyone stop and stare when you drive by. 

    You can almost hear the beastly roar of the engine… feel the wind whip by as you tear down the freeway… see your friends turn green with envy when you pull up to their houses in your shiny automotive monster. You imagine walking out to your garage every day just to admire the awesomeness of the muscle car you’ve restored with your own two hands. And you nod your head in satisfaction. 

    But then, suddenly… you snap back into reality. For the vast majority of us… the dream of owning an awesome muscle car seems almost unattainable… If you haven’t yet bought your muscle car… trying to figure out which car is right for you – and how much you should realistically pay – is a cumbersome task! And not only that, it can be tough to estimate how much time and money you’re going to dump into restoring your car… that is, if the replacement parts are even available at all! 

    If you’ve already bought your project car… you’ve probably already become familiar with the headaches of finding parts, getting your hands on accurate restoration tutorials, and all of the other tasks that go into restoring and customizing your beast! 

    It can be almost maddening – all you want is an awesome car you can be proud of (and that your friends can drool over)! Is that too much to ask? 

    We’ve Been in Your Shoes… And Know How Frustrating it Can Be!

    Ross Mills, our Editor is a long-time muscle car enthusiast and a project car veteran. In fact, he has been restoring and customizing project cars for more than 30 years. 

    Along the way, he has forgotten more than most people have ever learned about buying and restoring muscle cars. He has been “taken for a ride” a time or two… 

    He knows what it’s like to have to hunt for information… to rifle through magazines and manuals trying to find instructions for this modification or that repair… only to come up empty-handed. And he knows what it’s like to “ask around” for replacement parts for months before he finally gets his hands on what he needs! 

    The Internet should have made things easier… but it hasn’t! All that the Internet has done is to overload us with even more sketchy info and inaccurate tutorials. Spend an hour or two watching muscle car restoration videos on YouTube, and you’ll probably end up feeling more confused than ever! 

    That’s exactly why I created MuscleCarFan.com. I wanted to provide a resource where muscle car enthusiasts like you could find a wealth of useful, interesting information, no matter whether you’re a newbie or a veteran like Ross. 

    And I’m proud to say that hundreds of thousands of muscle car enthusiasts have taken advantage of my hundreds of articles on a wide range of muscle car topics. It’s been wonderful to provide a wealth of free history and entertainment to muscle car fans from around the world… and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon! 

    But I realized that something was missing – something very important if you own a muscle car or you plan to buy one to restore. 

    Muscle Car Owners Like You Need Access to Reliable, In-Depth Training to Help You Create the Car You’ve Always Dreamed Of!

    Trusting just anyone on the Internet is a recipe for disaster. You never know if someone who creates a video or writes a tutorial knows what they’re talking about… and if you follow their advice, you could end up: 

    • Wasting a TON of money
    • Wasting a TON of time
    • Messing up your project car completely
    • Or all of the above! 

    That’s why I decided to add a special, exclusive members-only resource where people like you who are serious about buying and restoring muscle cars the right way can find the reliable, in-depth information and instruction you need! 

    If You Want to FINALLY Own the Perfect Muscle Car… Without All of the Mistakes and Frustrations… You Need to back this Kick Start and Join “The VIP Owner's Club!” 

    The VIP Owner's Club is an insider place where you can get information about the muscle car topics you really care about. You’ll learn everything you need to know to find, buy, and restore your own awesome project car! 

    Remember the muscle car on the poster you had on your wall as a kid? With your membership to The VIP Owner's Club… now you can have that car! 

    What Makes “The Talk Show and the VIP Owner's Club” Different from Anything Else You’ve Seen? 

    Quite frankly, being “interested” in muscle cars doesn’t make someone an expert. That’s what you get with most online resources – articles and videos from guys who “tinker” with project cars… but who don’t really have the expertise to help you save time and money while still getting the job done right! 

    Ross has more than 3 decades of experience… and believe me, he has busted a lot of knuckles and lost a lot of cash along the way. But he has also become an expert in project cars… and you can use his experience to save yourself a heap of trouble. 

    But even I know that one guy can’t teach you everything. That’s why you are getting expert interviews each month from some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the business. 

    Pictures and historical articles on muscle cars are nice (that’s why I’ve put TONS of ‘em on MuscleCarFan.com, but when it comes to buying and restoring your own muscle car… you need experts on your side to help you steer clear of the pitfalls. And as a member of The VIP Owner's Club, that’s exactly what you’re getting! 

    Here’s Just a Sample of What You’ll Learn as a Member of The VIP Owner's Club… 

    Through the exclusive content you get each month, you’ll get in-depth insider information on a huge range of topics – here’s just a small sample: 

    Muscle Car Restoration 

    Insider information on auctions, sales, and swap meets

    Find out if parts for your target vehicle are still in production  

    What to check for when looking at a potential project car 

    Title/purchase issues to watch out for 

    How to estimate the cast and extent of restoration 

    How to determine your price range for your project car 

    Organizing and planning your rebuild 

    Getting your hands on quality parts 

    Upgrades and Improvements 

    Meeting current vehicle safety standards 

    Updating your console for electronic devices 

    Adding and modifying stereo equipment 

    Upgrading seats and head rests 

    Buying and Selling Value 

    Getting your project car at a fair price 

    The dangers of getting a project car at a rock-bottom price

    Building your restoration costs into selling price 

    Avoiding the “bargain hunters” 

    Weighing overall cost against potential future demand 

    Enjoying the Journey 

    Choosing a car that meets your needs and experience level 

    Learning while you restore your project car 

    Taking your time and doing the job right for maximum satisfaction 

    Developing and tapping into project muscle car communities 

    Technical Spotlight 

    In depth information on specific restoration projects like: 

    Engine repairs 

    Frame work 

    Upholstery 

    Body work 

    Buying the right tools without spending a fortune 

    And much, MUCH more! 

    Back this Kick Start and Become a Member of The VIP Owner's Club Today! 

    As a member of The VIP Owner's Club, you’re getting insider access to TONS of muscle car buying, selling, and restoration info that you won’t get anywhere else… so that you can FINALLY own the awesome muscle car of your dreams! 

    But you’re not going to have to pay a fortune for this exclusive information. I know there are “experts” out there who would love to charge you $47 a month or more… and not give you even a fraction of what you’re getting today! 

    To be honest, I want every muscle car and project car enthusiast to have access to The VIP Owner's Club… and that’s why I’ve made it as affordable as possible! 

    So I’m not going to charge you $47 a month. 

    In fact, I’m not even going to charge you half that amount (although $23.50 a month would be a steal.) 

    Right now… you’re getting all of the insider interviews, Q&As, tips, resources, and more for just… $25 for one year. 

    Look, I know you’re going to be pumped when you see the Talk Show and what’s inside The VIP Owner's Club… and you’re going to be even more stoked when you see how close you are to showing off the muscle car of your dreams. 

    And even though your membership in The VIP Owner's Club isn’t going to cost you a fortune, I want you to know your investment is protected. So sign up today and check out all the gems in the member’s area… and if you decide you’re not blown away, just email me within the first 30 days and I’ll refund your entire investment – every penny of it! 

    There’s absolutely no risk! So don’t spend another day wishing your life was awesome… get into The VIP Owner's Club right now and find out just how awesome owning a muscle car really is! 

    P.S.: If you’re wondering if it’s worth the $25 you’re investing in the Talk Show and The VIP Owner's Club… I hate to say it, but I have to wonder if owning a muscle car is really a good fit for you. I mean, you’re investing in a dream you’ve probably had since you were a kid… and isn’t that dream worth doing right? Get your membership today! 

    P.P.S.: If you’re dragging your feet on backing this Kick Start and joining The VIP Owner's Club… you need to know that as more members join, I’ll be adding even more awesome resources… which means more server space and higher costs. So that means the membership costs will go up for new members only in the coming months. But when you join today – you get to keep the same low annual rate for as long as you stay a member! So don’t risk paying more later – start your membership now!

 One-of-a-kind Jam Sessions on muscle cars and car restoration!

The Talk Show is the centerpiece of the nationwide community we are building.  We can't do it without you!

Risks and challenges

We have already proven that we are capable of executing the project. We have produced two sample episodes that you are welcome to inspect. We are backed by Muscle Car Fan, which has over half a million fans and a rapidly growing email list. We have hundreds of posts and now wish to expand into producing our own video content. We will make every effort to produce the Show live. However, episodes may be recorded instead of produced live due to technical and logistical challenges. Live versions of the Talk Show will be free and replays will temporarily be free. Archives will likely be available to members only, unless we pick up a lot of sponsors and big ticket donations/lots of small donations.

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  • We will create the Ultimate Interactive Multimedia Experience for Muscle Car Enthusiasts. We will interview muscle car and car restoration experts, and we will be able to distribute it widely to our half million fans and 10,000 email addresses. They will be live nationwide events that you can attend and participate in with our chat and request to present feature. Muscle car enthusiasts badly want to be part of a community. Right now, the clubs are local. A live Talk Show event with chat, polls, request to present, and other features is the ultimate way to bring people together nationwide. It employs the full multimedia and interactive capabilities that the Internet offers as part of a real time event experience. The events will be offered every other week, so everybody should be able to attend.

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  • Part of the money will be used to produce at least 26 episodes of the show. The remainder will be used to create more written content and to maximize the reach of the show. We have extensive experience and analytics in this domain, and a talented and motivated team. Watch a sample episode, and you will see just how enthusiastic, talented, and knowledgeable they are. We may be able to expand the team with the funds from this kick start.

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  • We reach about 300,000 each week on Facebook (many times each), and about 10,000 each week by email (half daily, half weekly). The site receives about 40,000 visitors per month. All of these numbers are expected to increase as we deploy the funds from this kick start. We will also start developing our Youtube channel, and our Twitter account.

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  • Subscribe to our email list and reply to any email with your request. You can also contact us using a button on the bottom right of the web site.

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  • There are four different annual sponsorship rewards defined as part of this kickstart. We also offer a comprehensive monthly sponsorship package here: https://www.musclecarfan.com/sponsorship/.

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  • The Talk Show is a new initiative that requires funding from this kick start. You will be bringing it to life. For the Web site, Facebook page, and email list, we will expand the content that we produce and will increase our following and reach.

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  • Kickstarter does not support discounts. However, if you email us separately, we can arrange something.

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  • Yes. We are based in Denver, CO.

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  • Request the Top 10 Muscle Cars of All Time at this location: https://www.musclecarfan.com/like-muscle-cars/ . You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/musclecarfanpage/ , Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8_JPaEzCJjO2k-nY0kiMAw , and Twitter at https://twitter.com/MuscleCarFanCom

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    Thanks for the donation for our online history museum on muscle cars. You get the Muscle Car Buyer's Guide. There is TONS of free content for you to enjoy. It includes hundreds of history, entertainment, and muscle cars for sale posts. Live versions of the Talk Show will be free and replays will temporarily be free. There are over a dozen pieces of content added every day. Available via Facebook and email.

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    You get the Ultimate Project Car Guide (100+ pages), and we will add you to the credits of the show. Live versions of the Talk Show will be free and replays will temporarily be free. Archives will likely be available to members only. There is TONS of free content for you to enjoy. It includes hundreds of history, entertainment, and muscle cars for sale posts. There are over a dozen pieces of content added every day. Available via Facebook and email.

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    You get the Ultimate Project Car Guide (100+ pages), and we will add you to the front of the credits of the show. Live versions of the Talk Show will be free and replays will temporarily be free. Archives will likely be available to members only. There is TONS of free content for you to enjoy. It includes hundreds of history, entertainment, and muscle cars for sale posts. There are over a dozen pieces of content added every day. Available via Facebook and email.

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    One year membership to Muscle Car Fan, normally valued at $80. Access to premium ownership and restoration training including written articles and archives of the Talk Show. Exclusive interviews with muscle car and car restoration experts. You can save thousands with a single tip. Available via email.

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    Three year membership to Muscle Car Fan, normally valued at $80/year. Access to premium ownership and restoration training including written articles and archives of the Talk Show. Exclusive interviews with muscle car and car restoration experts. You can save thousands with a single tip. Available via email.

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    Three year membership, plus we will create a professionally written article on your muscle car. It could come in very handy when it comes time to sell. You can include your own videos as well. We will distribute to our fan base and email list. You can get the money back when it comes time to sell thanks to better documentation.

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    Three year membership, plus we will do a full hour long Talk Show episode on you and your car! It could come in very handy when it comes time to sell. Access to premium ownership and restoration training including written articles and archives of the Talk Show. Exclusive interviews with muscle car and car restoration experts. You can get the money back when it comes time to sell thanks to better documentation and more excitement.

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    Sponsorship of Muscle Car Fan Talk Show for one year (26 episodes or more). Thirty second video at the beginning (2) or end (2) of the show (rotated). This is a permanent placement on each video we produce during the year. The commercials will never be removed. We will also do a professional interview of anyone in your company. Expected that many people will own or want to own a classic muscle car. Ownership and restoration content in addition to history and entertainment content. Live versions of the Talk Show will be free and replays will temporarily be free. Archives will likely be available to members only. You get access to a highly targeted market of classic car owners for $76 per episode.

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    Sponsorship of the Muscle Car Fan Web Site for one year (currently 40,000 visitors / month, expected to grow by over 50% due to more followers, better engagement rates, and more content). We will also do a professional interview of anyone in your company. Rabid muscle car enthusiasts. Tons of free history, entertainment, and muscle cars for sale content. You receive a $4 cost per thousand visitors (not impressions) for a highly targeted market that is very enthusiastic about cars.

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    Sponsorship of the Muscle Car Fan newsletter for one year (currently almost 10,000 emails, half daily, half weekly, expected to at least double). We will also do a professional interview of anyone in your company. Many people own or want to own a classic muscle car. Tons of free history, entertainment, and muscle cars for sale content. Excellent branding opportunity. You get access to 165,000 emails sends for $167 / mo.

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    Sponsorship of the Muscle Car Fan Facebook Fan Page for one year (currently 500,000 fans, expected to grow by over 50%). We will also do a professional interview of anyone in your company. Rabid base of muscle car enthusiasts. Tons of free history, entertainment, and muscle cars for sale content. Occasional posts from sponsor (once per four days). Must be related to cars. Reach depends heavily on engagement. You get access to half a million fans for $167 / mo.

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    Nothing but a donation for the online muscle car history museum we are creating. We will keep the flame burning. Of course, you will get a chance to meet the team, and who knows where that will lead.

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