In the early days of RideLust, we ran a feature called “Reader’s Rides”. About once per week, we’d do a short feature story on a car, bike or truck submitted by a reader from around the world. We got everything from beaters through jaw-dropping pro-touring cars submitted, but every single one was built with pride. Want to see your own personal ride on the (virtual) pages of RideLust? Hit the jump and I’ll give you all the details on what I need from you.
1. Three or four pictures of the outside and inside of your ride (unless it’s a bike, then outside only is fine). If it’s unique (i.e., “Kumquat Orange, one of three built”) give me the details. If you can re-size the pics before you send them, save ‘em at a width of 600 pixels. Since I don’t want my mailbox to implode, please keep the pictures under 1 MB each!
2. As much detail on your ride as you care to submit. If it’s a Buick GS Stage 1, don’t assume that everyone will know what the Stage 1 option was. If you’ve got performance data, such as zero to sixty, quarter mile, or lap times at a particular track – let me know. The more interesting the back story, the more people will want to read about it.
3. The name you want me to publish with the article. I won’t print your e-mail address, but I need to refer to you as something other than “dude” or “dudette”.
4. Bonus points for submissions from outside the US and Canada. It’s not that I don’t appreciate our domestic readers, it’s just that I like seeing rides I’ve never seen before. Got a tricked out Skoda? A badass Holden? The world’s fastest Geely? A Vauxhall with a Ferrari V12 stuffed under the bonnet? Let’s see it!
E-mail them to email@example.com, and I’ll do my best to give you your 15 minutes of fame.