Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > To the Editors > Questions & Suggestions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
1.5%
FNG
 
1.5%'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NM
Posts: 5
Default Is the HAMB for sale too?

So Ryan sells The Jockey Journal. Shit. Is this place for sale too? Highest bidder or what?
online   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
srs1
Grenade Inspector
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Egypt, texas
Posts: 132
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

any bets on how long this one lasts?
__________________
If he wanted a chance, He shoulda went somewhere else (Judge Roy Bean)
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
HOTRODPRIMER
Alliance Member
 
HOTRODPRIMER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Anderson,S.C.
Posts: 23,094
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1.5% View Post
So Ryan sells The Jockey Journal. Shit. Is this place for sale too? Highest bidder or what?
What the heck are you talking about? HRP
__________________
Tradition without intelligence is not worth having. T.S. Eliot

'54 Ranch Wagon build photos
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
porknbeaner
Alliance Member
 
porknbeaner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Raytown, MO
Posts: 25,293
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

I wasn't aware but I doubt that the HAMB will go up on the block it is Ryan's first child.
__________________
If it don't make ya dirty it ain't yours

No man crosses a chasm in two jumps
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #5
hotroddon
Old School HAMBer
 
hotroddon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orange, So Cal
Posts: 11,474
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HOTRODPRIMER View Post
What the heck are you talking about? HRP
From Ryan:

Jason and I started The Jockey Journal more than seven years ago. The idea was to create a forum for motorcycles that was kind of parallel to the H.A.M.B. and the idealogy that comes with it. In many ways it worked and in others, it failed miserably.
Those failures rest here. I just havenít had the time or the passion to invest in The Jockey Journal like I would have liked. As a result, the site swayed further and further from my grasp and my comprehension. As it did so, I stepped away and kind of ignored the community that Jason and I started. Every month I would pay the bills and every day I would answer support emails, but my contributions stopped there.
Youíd think that such neglect would lead to doom, but it hasnít. Instead, The Jockey Journal took on an identity of itís own and continued on behind the leadership of a few great moderators lead by Jason and the late and dearly missed Dragon. At the end of the day though, itís the users that make a forumÖ and you guys have made this one.
Ever so often, I realize that and try to inject myself back into the fold. Invariably, my dedication fails me and my guilt fades. Neglection again.
A few weeks ago, the people at Motorcycle.com showed some interest in acquiring The Jockey Journal and I listened skeptically. The more they talked, the more the idea began to make sense. Past paying the bills here and answering those pesky support emails, I have brought very little to the table. Motorcycle.com has the ability and the resources to offer the community much more in the way of software updates, added features, moderation, and more. Realizing this, I decided to sell the forum.
I know itís the right decision for me both from a financial and a time management standpoint, but itís still hard to type. I hardly ever sell things and the pit currently in my stomach is a major reason why.
So, what does this mean exactly? Initially, not much. The new front-man of The Jalopy Journal is a patient fella by the name of Adam and he tells me that there are no changes on the table at this point. It will be busines as usual. In the future, Iím certain there will be changes, but Iím also sure those changes will come with grace. It will still be your forum and your voice that drives it and, above all, thatís what is really important.
More than anything, I just want to thank you all for the seven year ride. Thank you Jason, Mike, Trent, and all of the users that have made this place what it is. See ya down the road!
__________________
As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind
every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. ~ John Glenn

offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #6
HOTRODSURFER
Alliance Member
 
HOTRODSURFER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: HATBORO,PA
Posts: 5,805
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

get you fresh hot popcorn!!!!
__________________
HOILER AUTO REPAIR est 1918
http://www.facebook.com/pages/HOILER-AUTO-REPAIR-est-1918/116725868370435
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #7
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,451
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Nope. I've had plenty of acquisition offers through the years, but I'm not interested in selling The Jalopy Journal... Or any of my other sites actually.

I sold The Jockey Journal for one reason - I just don't have a passion for motorcycles and if I'm not passionate about my work, I don't work well. It was pretty obvious through the years that I wasn't spending enough time on that site and as a result, the site suffered.

I don't like doing stuff half assed. So, I sold it... and it was mine to sell.

And that's all there is to this story.
__________________


Ryan Cochran

"Skating the same line since 1976..."
.................................................. ....
www.jalopyjournal.com - www.garagejournal.com - www.gearjournal.com - www.fordbarn.com - www.DOGFIGHTmag.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #8
Farmer
Senior Member
 
Farmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Martinez, California
Posts: 2,060
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

money has changed many a man's mind. i wouldn't take it personal, 'cause lord knows, they don't.
__________________
nobody listens to Turtle....
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #9
Leebo!
Alliance Member
 
Leebo!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yale OK
Posts: 808
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

A thread started by a guy with 4 posts in 5 years??

Good for you Ryan. Pride of ownership is a good thing, and this forum is a testament to that.
__________________
The artist formerly known as "Jagerbomb"
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #10
1.5%
FNG
 
1.5%'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NM
Posts: 5
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
Nope. I've had plenty of acquisition offers through the years, but I'm not interested in selling The Jalopy Journal... Or any of my other sites actually.

I sold The Jockey Journal for one reason - I just don't have a passion for motorcycles and if I'm not passionate about my work, I don't work well. It was pretty obvious through the years that I wasn't spending enough time on that site and as a result, the site suffered.

I don't like doing stuff half assed. So, I sold it... and it was mine to sell.

And that's all there is to this story.
Wow. I guess you are right. I am just bummed is all. I hope Motorcycle.com doesn't screw it all up.
online   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #11
40two
Alliance Member
 
40two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Germany
Posts: 836
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
I just don't have a passion for motorcycles and if I'm not passionate about my work, I don't work well.
I don't like doing stuff half assed. So, I sold it... and it was mine to sell.

And that's all there is to this story.
good to hear your statement, Ryan, and thanks for the wise words, you absolutely made the right decision.

Thanks!
__________________
9 different sorts of hair slick. think i'm rich..
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
HOTRODPRIMER
Alliance Member
 
HOTRODPRIMER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Anderson,S.C.
Posts: 23,094
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

I am a member over there but like Ryan my hearts not really into bikes anymore,so I rarely check the site out so I guess I missed the announcement. HRP
__________________
Tradition without intelligence is not worth having. T.S. Eliot

'54 Ranch Wagon build photos
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #13
silent rick
Alliance Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: hammond, indiana
Posts: 2,786
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

i was wondering where the link at the bottom of the index page went to.
__________________
selfish disgusting anti-social bad influence friend of the devil seeks an intelligent young hard belly with large breasts to dance naked for my amusement.

must ride on fender.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #14
Flatheadguy
Alliance Member
 
Flatheadguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SW Nebraska
Posts: 2,035
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

In addition to five posts in five years I also see that his "about me" intro sucks.
The content is as empty as his efforts to convey any degree of intelligence.

I amend the words above with......

Hey, Ryan, you are correct (see his post below). I did sorta jump into the fray without much consideration for his feelings. I honestly regret having put my thoughts into print. Please excuse?

Last edited by Flatheadguy; 08-07-2012 at 02:31 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #15
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,451
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flatheadguy View Post
In addition to five posts in five years I also see that his "about me" intro sucks.
The content is as empty as his efforts to convey any degree of intelligence.
No need to bag the guy. He's a Jockey Journal guy that got scared by the new announcement is all.
__________________


Ryan Cochran

"Skating the same line since 1976..."
.................................................. ....
www.jalopyjournal.com - www.garagejournal.com - www.gearjournal.com - www.fordbarn.com - www.DOGFIGHTmag.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #16
Rickybop
Old School HAMBer
 
Rickybop's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,622
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

It's like a guy owning a dozen cars, and realizing he doesn't have the passion and/or the time for all of them...so he sells the one he's neglected the most. Just can't do it all.

It only means he'll be able to do an even better job with his other interests. I respect him for making a difficult decision.
__________________
We were in the produce aisle.
Me: "Are you my sweet potato?"
Her: "I yam...I yam."
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #17
daddy_o's_diner
Alliance Member
 
daddy_o's_diner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Midland, Michigan
Posts: 2,371
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

[QUOTE=Ryan;8040420]I just don't have a passion for motorcycles and if I'm not passionate about my work, I don't work well.

Your just like the rest of the world - If the passion isn't there then it is just WORK.

I would consider yourself lucky, Ryan. As few people get to work where their passion lies. You, my friend, have put yourself in a position to just that.

GOOD ON YOU!


I don't like doing stuff half assed. So, I sold it... and it was mine to sell.

Damn right it's yours to sell. You developed it, built it, created a demand for it, and made something of value from nothing. I have nothing but respect for an individual that does that. That is the American way.


MORE GOOD ON YOU!!!
__________________
Follow me on instgram - dpg4410
The Chemical City Coupe


Bonneville inspired '32 ford 5-Window

Build thread
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=727871

Last edited by daddy_o's_diner; 08-07-2012 at 02:09 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #18
333 Half Evil
Senior Member
 
333 Half Evil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West Olive Mi.
Posts: 1,390
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Congrats on a little more freedom Ryan...you are one top notch act. If only more people in this world cared for what they do like you........what a world it could be!!!!

CHEERS!
__________________
John "Bogus" Larsen Sr. 01/23/1939 - 07/13/2012
I MISS YOU DAD R.I.P
GOODSPEED my friend.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #19
1stGrumpy
Alliance Member
 
1stGrumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clarksville, Ar.
Posts: 3,853
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HOTRODPRIMER View Post
I am a member over there but like Ryan my hearts not really into bikes anymore,so I rarely check the site out so I guess I missed the announcement. HRP
Me, too! I doubt that I have been over there more than a dozen times in the last couple years. I sold the last of my Harley collection a couple years ago and haven't looked back...
__________________
Paddle faster, I hear banjo's

http://www.clarksvillecinema.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #20
oldfart36
Alliance Member
 
oldfart36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Parsons, Kansas
Posts: 2,460
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
Nope. I've had plenty of acquisition offers through the years, but I'm not interested in selling The Jalopy Journal... Or any of my other sites actually.

I sold The Jockey Journal for one reason - I just don't have a passion for motorcycles and if I'm not passionate about my work, I don't work well. It was pretty obvious through the years that I wasn't spending enough time on that site and as a result, the site suffered.

I don't like doing stuff half assed. So, I sold it... and it was mine to sell.

And that's all there is to this story.

Wow, you and the originals gone, me gone!

The J.J. is the passion, and I expected this answer. Thanks for puttin the period on the sentence Ryan!
__________________
FINK Different
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #21
1stGrumpy
Alliance Member
 
1stGrumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clarksville, Ar.
Posts: 3,853
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldfart36 View Post
Wow, you and the originals gone, me gone!
Thanks for puttin the period on the sentence Ryan!
Yep, me too...
__________________
Paddle faster, I hear banjo's

http://www.clarksvillecinema.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #22
oldfart36
Alliance Member
 
oldfart36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Parsons, Kansas
Posts: 2,460
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stGrumpy View Post
Me, too! I doubt that I have been over there more than a dozen times in the last couple years. I sold the last of my Harley collection a couple years ago and haven't looked back...

Oh the Grumpy one on a bike!!!!!!! Watch out Fonda
__________________
FINK Different

Last edited by oldfart36; 08-07-2012 at 02:16 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #23
czuch
Alliance Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: vail az
Posts: 2,010
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Good for Ryan. If youre not that into it, its a time killer.
Good for Ryan. He went total big brother and made sense about the OP's comment.
Good for Ryan. Took NOTHING and made a valuable product that people wanted.
Good for Ryan. Sold it when he was done with it insead of restoring it someday.
Good for Ryan.
Thank you.
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #24
Malcolm
Alliance Member
 
Malcolm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,461
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Little typo there...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hotroddon View Post
From Ryan:
....................
So, what does this mean exactly? Initially, not much. The new front-man of The Jalopy Journal is a patient fella by the name of Adam and he tells me that there are no changes on the table at this point.........

Malcolm
__________________
http://instagram.com/hoesing#
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #25
oldfart36
Alliance Member
 
oldfart36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Parsons, Kansas
Posts: 2,460
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Has anyone noticed? An 07/ 5 post noobie started this. Climbing into Ryans business!
__________________
FINK Different
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #26
silent rick
Alliance Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: hammond, indiana
Posts: 2,786
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldfart36 View Post
Has anyone noticed? A noobie started this. Climbing into Ryans business!
actually, he's been here longer than you have. as for post count, we don't know how many he has on the jockey journal
__________________
selfish disgusting anti-social bad influence friend of the devil seeks an intelligent young hard belly with large breasts to dance naked for my amusement.

must ride on fender.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #27
pumpman
Alliance Member
 
pumpman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Union Pier Mi
Posts: 1,612
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Good for you boss, with that said, and all of this new found free time you have does that mean there are new and exciting things on the horizon for HAMB? HEE HEE
__________________
Still smokin tires and cigars
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #28
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,451
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post
Little typo there...




Malcolm
Holy crap. Thanks. Fixed.

Again, The Jalopy Journal is not for sale... And won't be sold.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pumpman View Post
Good for you boss, with that said, and all of this new found free time you have does that mean there are new and exciting things on the horizon for HAMB? HEE HEE
Yes. Actually.
__________________


Ryan Cochran

"Skating the same line since 1976..."
.................................................. ....
www.jalopyjournal.com - www.garagejournal.com - www.gearjournal.com - www.fordbarn.com - www.DOGFIGHTmag.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #29
oldfart36
Alliance Member
 
oldfart36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Parsons, Kansas
Posts: 2,460
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by silent rick View Post
actually, he's been here longer than you have. as for post count, we don't know how many he has on the jockey journal
Well, This is the Hamb my friend! It doesn't matter how many posts he has there!!! Or how long he's been hangin!!!! What's the purpose of bringing up this point, that's my point!!!!!
__________________
FINK Different
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #30
Tman
Old School HAMBer
 
Tman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Beautifull Black Hills of South Dakota
Posts: 29,694
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Good move Ryan. The Jockey will be fine guys, Ryan planted a good tree.
__________________
www.compulsionrodandcustom.com New website up! Product listings updating weekly!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #31
Carl La Fong
Senior Member
 
Carl La Fong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 1,609
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Wow, as usual, post count and a witty profile is more important than anything else. To infer that someone has less than normal intelligence because they didn't do an extensive profile or introduction is a bit harsh. He was just wonderin' and he received his answer. I often wonder why, on a lot of boards, there are those who feel compelled to speak for, and stand up for, the owner or moderator, even before they have spoken for themselves. Seem' kinda brown nosey to me
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #32
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,451
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carl La Fong View Post
Wow, as usual, post count and a witty profile is more important than anything else. To infer that someone has less than normal intelligence because they didn't do an extensive profile or introduction is a bit harsh. He was just wonderin' and he received his answer. I often wonder why, on a lot of boards, there are those who feel compelled to speak for, and stand up for, the owner or moderator, even before they have spoken for themselves. Seem' kinda brown nosey to me
Brown nosey or not, I appreciate it when someone has my back. I think everyone does...
__________________


Ryan Cochran

"Skating the same line since 1976..."
.................................................. ....
www.jalopyjournal.com - www.garagejournal.com - www.gearjournal.com - www.fordbarn.com - www.DOGFIGHTmag.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #33
1stGrumpy
Alliance Member
 
1stGrumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clarksville, Ar.
Posts: 3,853
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldfart36 View Post
Oh the Grumpy one on a bike!!!!!!! Watch out Fonda
Quote:
Originally Posted by silent rick View Post
actually, he's been here longer than you have. as for post count, we don't know how many he has on the jockey journal
Damn Chris, you must have hit a nerve...
Btw... As far as you're comment about me on a bike....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	546561_2776570631710_544521642_n.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	38.5 KB
ID:	1709414  
__________________
Paddle faster, I hear banjo's

http://www.clarksvillecinema.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #34
oldfart36
Alliance Member
 
oldfart36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Parsons, Kansas
Posts: 2,460
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
Brown nosey or not, I appreciate it when someone has my back. I think everyone does...
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stGrumpy View Post
Damn Chris, you must have hit a nerve...
Btw... As far as you're comment about me on a bike....
Oh shit, guess I did!

Jim ya look great on that scooter, to bad it's not a Knuckle!

As far as the rest and they're opinions, sorry but I feel this is not our business!
__________________
FINK Different
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #35
1stGrumpy
Alliance Member
 
1stGrumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clarksville, Ar.
Posts: 3,853
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldfart36 View Post
Jim ya look great on that scooter, to bad it's not a Knuckle!
When I turned 16 I went out and bought a 1947 Knucklehead from Laidlaw's H.D.. That was in 1964 and I gave my life savings for it, $350.00! Wish I still had it...
__________________
Paddle faster, I hear banjo's

http://www.clarksvillecinema.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #36
Mike Britton
Alliance Member
 
Mike Britton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Highland Village (Dallas area)
Posts: 2,627
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

"Brown nosey or not, I appreciate it when someone has my back. I think everyone does..."
You don't need for someone to have your back, Ryan. It was yours to sell, and we really don't have anything to say about it.
__________________
Pay no attention to the mess in the garage, my best work comes from chaos
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #37
5window
Old School HAMBer
 
5window's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lewisburg,PA
Posts: 4,656
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
Nope. I've had plenty of acquisition offers through the years, but I'm not interested in selling The Jalopy Journal... Or any of my other sites actually.

I sold The Jockey Journal for one reason - I just don't have a passion for motorcycles and if I'm not passionate about my work, I don't work well. It was pretty obvious through the years that I wasn't spending enough time on that site and as a result, the site suffered.

I don't like doing stuff half assed. So, I sold it... and it was mine to sell.

And that's all there is to this story.
So I am just curious, not about how much you sold it for, but rather how you evaluated the parameters that allowed you to reach an asking price?
__________________
I never learned anything while i was talking-Larry King
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #38
crminal
Alliance Member
 
crminal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: da woods north of L.A.
Posts: 1,014
Default

The American way, start with an idea, build it and run it.
If you don't feel you can run it any longer and it is worth selling......sell it!

Good for you, Ryan!

I can see that your passion is here and am not concerned about you selling this joint.


Sent from a hand crank phone
__________________
My Y-block 31A build thread:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=824308
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #39
pila38
Alliance Member
 
pila38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 1,082
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Whew...glad this place is not for sale. What the f@$% would I do with all my free time?
__________________
I think I can finish it, I think I can finish it, I think I can finish it.

My Build Thread: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=821590
online   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 07:25 PM   #40
graham_paige
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 90
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Had this image of billet buying this place

OK now everyone has spat their coffee onto this screen, im outta here
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:15 PM   #41
BAD ROD
Senior Member
 
BAD ROD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Rescue, CA
Posts: 1,413
Default

Change is good.
__________________
My first HAMB post.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #42
5window
Old School HAMBer
 
5window's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lewisburg,PA
Posts: 4,656
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAD ROD View Post
Change is good.
And yet, as we all agree, the HAMB is based on stopping change in 1964.
__________________
I never learned anything while i was talking-Larry King
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #43
Truckedup
Old School HAMBer
 
Truckedup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Western NY hillbilly
Posts: 3,224
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

If Ryan made the announcement here that the HAMB was sold.........You guys would have a shit fit. There was a shit fit over on the JJ......
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #44
HOTRODPRIMER
Alliance Member
 
HOTRODPRIMER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Anderson,S.C.
Posts: 23,094
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truckedup View Post
If Ryan made the announcement here that the HAMB was sold.........You guys would have a shit fit. There was a shit fit over on the JJ......
Nothing compared to the Sh*t Fit over at the Ford Barn,,when Shelly sold it to Ryan,,some of the old timers there wanted it to die instead of Ryan taking the reigns.

Having already been a member of the Ford Barn before the acquisition I can assure you guys Shelly did a great job with the outdated technology she had to work with.

Ryan,introduced basically the same format there and they screamed and hollered that he ruined the site,,,some left and some embraced it.

A lot of Hambers found a new source of knowledge and are regulars over there.

Today most of the old members are back and love what Ryan has done,,and from the very beginning he didn't intend to influence or change the direction of the Ford Barn,,only to work his magic to improve an already great site,,,he accomplished that and more! HRP
__________________
Tradition without intelligence is not worth having. T.S. Eliot

'54 Ranch Wagon build photos
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #45
momentumfoto
Member
 
momentumfoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Yes
Posts: 629
Default Re: Is the HAMB for sale too?

I was on the jockey journal and asked a simple question that had to do with skateboarding and motorcycles. One of the new mods there had a prob with my post so we had words. He deleted me forever.... After Ryan sold the JJ it took a shit. Old mods bowed out and new mods have powertrips. I just laughed. Next.
__________________
(dumb signature saying goes here)
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 PM.