I like to think I am young, vibrant, and daring. The truth is (according to my partner), I am a bit reluctant to change, a little less vibrant, and am way more cautious than the average person — in essence, I am growing old!
So, when the new owner of Military Trader (MT) and Military Vehicles Magazine (MVM) informed me that I should revamp our web site, I guess I might have been just a little less than enthusiastic. It’s a good thing, though, that members on my team could sense my trepidation and encourage me to imagine a web site that I would like to visit.
And with that, we began to create a site that COLLECTORS and VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS would find useful — not one that fit a corporate template.
After several weeks, we now have a site that is MUCH more collector friendly, in my opinion.
Looking for a show? The live link to all of our calendars is right at the top of the page.
Scroll down a bit and you can choose to view schedules for vehicle rallies, military shows, auctions, or reenactments.
Want to go to either Trader's or Military Vehicle's Facebook page? Big blue Facebook buttons at the of the page will lead you to either.
Do you want to subscribe to either MT or MVM? HUGE buttons will send you to the appropriate landing pages.
Are you wondering about your subscription status? You can find that in “CONTACT US” at the bottom of the page.
But best of all, the archive of our published articles is massive! We have more than 6,000 articles available that categorized the way a collector would search for them. It’s all available in that green bar at the top of the page. You can search by keyword by clicking the magnifying glass at the right end of the olive drab bar:
Click on “MILITARY VEHICLES” and you can search by vehicle type.
Looking for specific types of militaria? Click on MILITARY COLLECTIBLES.
Maybe you are looking for basics on preservation, restoration, auction news, or profiles or particular collectors, click on MV 101 or Militaria 101.
Articles on museums are right there, too, organized by geographic region.
And finally, do you want to enter our current sweepstakes? They are all on that main green bar.
So, rather than go on about what you can find, I simply want to invite you to take a moment, click on www.militarytrader.com and bookmark it. When you are searching for an article on Jeeps, M1 helmets, or how to paint your vehicle, you will have immediate access to one of the best sources in the hobby!
Keep ‘em rolling and Preserve the Memories,