About Classic Nation

Classic Cars ≤ 1972

Classic Nation is a community of classic car enthusiasts who enjoy vintage automobiles produced through 1972. Register (for free) to share photos, stories, and links. Discuss interesting content, ask questions, and get advise from fellow members. Member submissions on Classic Nation are organized on “boards” dedicated to specific sub-cultures and topics, ranging from muscle cars to lowriders, pro-touring to rat rods. Several popular makes and models have their own board. CN has a board dedicated to virtually every classic car style/topic imaginable, but if you think we’re missing something, let us know.

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Coming soon: content on Classic Nation is submitted and voted on by members of the community. Popular content on each board rises to the top and becomes more prominent on the front page. The highest quality comments float to the top of each discussion while comments remain threaded to enable easy flowing conversations.  Community members accumulate points when other members vote on their content and comments so it’s easy to identify the members who contribute the most to the community.

Classic Nation isn’t a social network, forum, or blog (though it has been each of these at various points in the past). Inspiration for CN was drawn from Reddit, Wikipedia, Craigslist, and many others. For more information about Classic Nation or to send a message to the moderators, complete the contact form or visit CN on Linkedin. Too many people have contributed to CN over the years to list everyone’s contributions here. Classic Nation is brought to you by Evan, Nick, and David.

Site & Platform History

On November 3, 2005 Classic Nation went live. Nick had set up a freshly installed forum and uploaded photos of his ’65 Impala SS as the first “featured car” of the month. The original logo was created by Nick from a graphic that he modified by adding orange flames and placed on a blue background. Here’s some archived screenshots of what the website looked like since it’s inception showing all major design updates: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014. Many platforms have been used since the launch of CN. It started with phpBB, then WordPress with photos managed by Plogger, then Ning, then SocialEngine, then a custom php platform built on CodeIgniter, then back to WP (the current platform). Comments have been powered by Disqus, Facebook Comments, and a few others. Comments are currently powered by a modified version of WordPress.