The editorial team of The ClassicCars.com Blog (“the Blog”) has prepared this Statement of Ethics by which all employees, contractors and guest contributors shall abide.
What you read on the Blog is based on a simple editorial mission: to provide you with the news, features and commentary you need (and hopefully want) to enhance your involvement in the classic car hobby. Whenever possible, we will provide that news, those features and our commentary in as entertaining a way as possible. (There’s nothing wrong with smiling as you learn something.)
ClassicCars.com is supported financially through paid advertising, both from parties advertising to sell their classic vehicles and from companies with products and services to sell to the classic car community.
Although we get along very well with those who sell and service those advertisers, the staff that writes and edits the Blog is a separate team and does not accept money or other consideration as a condition or incentive to write about any subject.
Any feature or area on the Blog sponsored by a particular company or advertiser is developed independently by our editorial team without intervention or advice from our sales team or any sales partner or client.
From time to time, we may invite someone from within the classic car hobby to share his or her stories. When these folks are not part of our regular editorial team, we will make that clear. The same goes for those from within the classic car industry (for example, auction houses, classic car dealers, restoration specialists and restoration parts suppliers, insurance agencies, transportation companies and other service providers) who have something to say that our editorial team finds compelling.
There may be occasions when sponsored messages or “advertorials” from those in the classic car industry are presented within the Blog. These will be clearly identified as sponsored posts.
We welcome your comments and provide a comments section with each blog post. These thoughts and replies are provided by readers like you and are not the opinion of ClassicCars.com or its editorial team. Comments are subject to our Community Guidelines.
Our editorial content is written by individuals, and each article represents the opinion or view of the individual writer. Any opinion expressed in content that appears on the Blog is the opinion of the writer – whether an editor, staff member, or other contributor, and should not be construed as an opinion formally approved or endorsed by ClassicCars.com as a whole or by The Collector Car Network as a company.
This Statement of Ethics may not always cover certain contributors, but we’ll make it clear when and if that should ever be the case.
We choose to abide by these editorial principles because we think they are the best way to conduct our business. If you have any questions about our ethics or business practices, please reach out to us.
Last updated: December 16, 2013