Its June and the welcoming in of Summer is always a busy time for us at MotometerCentral and this year is no different. The action of May motorsports and, even, Triple Crown horse racing is always an attention addition or distraction to normal activities around here. The mountain streams, rivers, lakes and ocean provide ample opportunities and the necessary allure to cool off.
Though we will try to remain focused on our primary subject matter, we will take a moment to congratulate May motorsports racers on their big Memorial Day weekend race winners Lewis Hamilton (F1 - Monaco Grand Prix), Alexander Rossi (IndyCar - Indianapolis 500), Martin Truex, Jr. (NASCAR Sprint Cup - Coca Cola 600); SuperCross Ryan Dungey (450), Malcolm Stewart (250 East) and Cooper Webb (250 West); and, Race Horses Nyquest (Kentucky Derby) and Exaggerator (Preakness).
Thanks all of you for a thrilling month of racing.
June marked the publication and release of MotometerCentral's inaugural semi-annual Newsletter, "The MONITOR" available at no charge for website subscribers. To-date we have 22,000 subscribers that took the easy steps of using the CONTACT US menu option to enroll in the Subscriber program. Being as which May was "Motorsports Month" founder Francis Clax took a moment to pen an article laying out a brief synopsis on motometers and the association with racing. This article details little known facts about this aspect of motometer history complete with numerous period Ads, race result charts and race photos all the way back to the first few Indianapolis 500-mile Race events.
Our website subscribers, like our visitors, come from around the world and are pleased to gain inder information on this little discussed area of automotive industry history and automobilia, in general.
The MONITOR is another way that we are using to help increase general, accurate and factual information on and about motometers . And, to give these earnest subscribing stalworths the inside perspective behind the scenes at MotometerCentral along with other unavailable information.
May found us scampering to meet a number of deadlines related to writing projects, thanking collection exhibition and professional speaking opportunity sponsors, working with new motometer pedestal product suppliers and antique dealers to acquire additional display cases, thanking donation contributors to our motometer collection; and, promoting various automotive history preservation organizations.
In May, as a New Feature we introduced a Monthly Quiz to identify a specific motometer. we asked website visitors to contact us via email with the correct information by the end of the month.
There were no correct responses and the answer was provided in our inaugural issue of The MONITOR Newsletter.
Maybe someone will have better luck with this month's Quiz.
During the month of June we are looking forward to wrenching on the website to streamline its navigation now that it has grown larger and larger and to incorporate more visual features, including virtual tours and the like.