Wikicars, a place to share your automotive knowledge
Welcome to Wikicars. Please help us build the most comprehensive car guide in the world. Discuss the site with others on our Garage Talk page.
Wikicars is impassioned by the role of the automobile as an enabler of personal freedom, exploration, and growth. Wikicars is propelled by car enthusiasts, working collaboratively to create the World's most comprehensive source of information about all things automotive. By all things automotive, we mean information about topics such as:
- Cars, Trucks, and SUVs
- Hybrid Vehicles and other Green Vehicles.
- Vintage and Collectible Cars
- Famous Cars
- Car Shows
- Car Accessories
- Car Manufacturers
- Car Designers
Well...you get the idea. The word "cars" and "car culture" are merely shorthand for the wonderful ability to venture out on one's own into the world. We want Wikicars to cover it all: if it primarily moves on wheels, has a means of propulsion, and the ability to transport you or your friends and family-- bring it on.
And don´t forget Garage Talk.
Encyclopedia or Guidebook?
Wikicars is both. Wikicars aspires to be the most comprehensive source of fact based information about automobiles-- a Wikipedia of cars. At the same time, Wikicars is a guidebook, offering the consensus opinion of our community about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the automotive world. We believe this concensus opinion is very helpful; opinion and reviews that reflect the collective views of many people are much more likely to be accurate and unbiased.
We have attempted to clearly label the opinion parts of the site. Some pages, such as Car Review Pages, are designed to be primarily opinion. Other pages have specifically labelled sections called "criticisms".
Wikicars was started in June, 2006, by Internet Brands, the parent company of sites that include CarsDirect.com, Autos.com, Greenhybrid,and Autodata Solutions. These sites offer some of the web's richest automotive content, and Wikicars has been seeded with some of Internet Brands' content. Internet Brands family of sites also includes Wikitravel.
If you drive a car, you probably have knowledge or opinions that could help other car shoppers, owners, or enthusiasts.
If you would like to help, feel free to add to existing articles by clicking the Edit tab at the top of any page, or start a new article by searching on a topic of interest and writing what you want if no entry already exists for that topic. Remember, however, not to use any copyright material; if you're not sure whether something is copyright, err on the safe side and don't use it.
Have a question? Check out the Wikicars FAQ page.
To help you out we've created some templates to get new articles started.
Write make, make model and make model review pages in third-person
- Wikicars:Model Template
- Wikicars:Model Review Template
- Wikicars:Make Template
- Wikicars:Concept Model Template
- Wikicars:Formula One Car Template
- Wikicars:Racing Template
- Wikicars:Engine Template
Thank you for participating in WikiCars!
- Public launch: August 2, 2006
- 2000 Articles: January 25, 2007 (Isotta-Fraschini)
- 3000 Articles: March 14, 2007 (Tickford)
- 4000 Articles: August 3, 2007 (GTO)
- 5000 Articles: September 6, 2009 (Ferrari 333 SP)
- 6000 Articles: August 31, 2010 (Citroën DS4)
- 1st Anniversary: August 2, 2007
- 2nd Anniversary: August 2, 2008 (Wikicars Turns 2!)
- 3rd Anniversary: August 2, 2009 (Wikicars Turns 3!)
- 4th Anniversary: August 2, 2010 (Wikicars Turns 4!)
- Christmas: December 23, 2010