Have you ever done something that you’ve wanted to do for a long time but you spent all those months or years putting it off? Maybe it was asking someone you fancy out, or taking up a new sport, or adopting a real life unicorn. (Ok maybe that last one is just me, but you get the point.)
I recently, at long last, fulfilled one these tasks on my life’s “You know you want to get around to doing it eventually list.” Firstly though, I should explain why I should have done this in the first place.
About two years ago, former Top Gear presenters; Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson began a talent search for their new social media site for motor enthusiasts; DriveTribe, the petrolhead’s whose work was accepted would have their “tribes” become official and be amongst the first to use the site, giving them a massive advantage into quickly becoming the first groups to dominate the site.
All I had to do was simple, or at least so it seemed; send in three samples of my best work to DriveTribe, however each article I sent took a painstaking amount of time and effort, the fact that I knew my chances were even smaller than how much work I could get done on each paper in a day didn’t help spur me on either.
Eventually though, after much proofreading, adjustments and finessing, I submitted my work to DriveTribe. The long wait then began; weeks and months passed, each one of those filled with countless E-mail checks.
Finally, DriveTribe replied, but only to give an early invite to use the site, my attempt at the talent search had failed, and although anyone can create a tribe, I never actally got around to doing it until now.
So, what can you expect to find on the “Motorhubs” Tribe? Firstly; With some luck I’ll be visiting more motoring shows and related places in the futures and publishing photos and articles slightly shorter than that found on the Motorhubs site, not long ago I visited the London Motor Show for example.
Secondly, I will be reporting on upcoming and new car models, and explaining what you want to know about them and questioning if and why we should be interested in them.
Finally, as DriveTribe is a form of social network, I will be posting the kind of short, often hilarious comments that we all love, but with an automotive twist.
You can find my new tribe here, I aim to upload my first post in a short while, until then if you are a petrolhead, SUV enthusiast, motorcyclist or are a fan of anything motoring related, I suggest that you create your own tribe on drivetribe, doing so is easier than adopting a unicorn, or any similar creature for that matter.