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Old 03-12-07, 05:25 AM
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“On any given track event, there are probably dozens of people with onboard cameras, and another half dozen taking pictures from the side of the track. So, the chances are, there are probably pictures and videos of you somewhere on the internet. These media files are most likely scattered on the countless car forums out there. Even with the popularity of YouTube and Google Video. These footages are next to impossible to search for because most often time they are filed incorrectly. I often come up empty handed, searching on the internet for photos/videos of the event that I attended. Wouldn’t it be nice and convenient to have a central website where these track day photos/videos can be organized? Well, I created a site (trackHQ.com) hoping to accomplish just this. The galleries on trackHQ.com are organized by Region à Date à Track à Track Organizer. This will make the search very easy for anyone looking for photos/videos of a particular event. Along with galleries, there are discussion forums for everything else related to HPDE/Track Events. Also, there are forums for each race track in your region where you can discuss on how to go faster at that particular track. Track templates are provided where you can draw your racing line for discussion with others in your region. And if some of you want to organize private track days, you may do so under your regional forum. This site is brand new. Please feel free to post your suggestions and comments. And while you’re visiting, please start contributing to the galleries by uploading or linking your past track day photos and videos on this site. And if you see people with cameras at your next track event, please let them know about this site. Together, we can build an organized archive for everyone to enjoy. Thanks”

http://www.trackhq.com/

This site just barely came online. Hope you folks like the idea and can start putting photos and videos up there. I already uploaded and organized my small collection in the California region. Check it out here: There are a few RX-7s in those videos. Might be some of you here.http://www.trackhq.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11
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Old 03-12-07, 07:21 AM
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Sounds interesting, but i'll usually post my pictures on the forum for the guys/cars that i went to take pictures of...or follow up and make cd's for them.

I can see where this comes in though, for those looking for pictures of their car who haven't brought a photographer.

I've got quite a few track days i'll be going to this season, so i'll give it a try.
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Old 03-12-07, 07:55 AM
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Why not just contribute to the already formed Trackpedia:

http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Main_Page
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Originally Posted by Mahjik
Why not just contribute to the already formed Trackpedia:

http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Main_Page

trackpedia is a great site. But I think my goal is slightly different here. I want to create an organized archive of track day photos and videos where they can be easily search for. So anyone attended an event in the past can search for photos and videos of themselves.
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Originally Posted by rx7twinturboboy
Sounds interesting, but i'll usually post my pictures on the forum for the guys/cars that i went to take pictures of...or follow up and make cd's for them.

I can see where this comes in though, for those looking for pictures of their car who haven't brought a photographer.

I've got quite a few track days i'll be going to this season, so i'll give it a try.
Exactly, I've had many instances where others from the same event ask me to send them a CD of the in-car videos. Adn I've asked quite a few ppl to send me pictures taken from trackside. Hopefully, trackHQ can become a site where more people can easily search for and enjoy these files.
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Originally Posted by mlk_f1
trackpedia is a great site. But I think my goal is slightly different here. I want to create an organized archive of track day photos and videos where they can be easily search for. So anyone attended an event in the past can search for photos and videos of themselves.
Trackpedia is whatever it contributors make it.

Also, whatever is on your site is being block by my company and probably several others, where as Trackpedia is not. That's going to hurt your traffic. If you have some pop-ups on the site, you might get rid of them.
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Old 03-12-07, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Mahjik
Trackpedia is whatever it contributors make it.

Also, whatever is on your site is being block by my company and probably several others, where as Trackpedia is not. That's going to hurt your traffic. If you have some pop-ups on the site, you might get rid of them.
Yeah, i think I might have a problem there. Someone told me my site was linking to some **** site or something like that. I registered this URL not too long ago. And it was probably owned by someone else recently. I have to get this fix somehow.
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good luck man, sounds like a good idea!
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