Are you on Linkedin, the business networking and virtual resume tool? You must be because I’m pretty sure I got a request from you to be added to my “links.” At least it sure seems like it because I get about a dozen of those every week, too often from people I have never heard of, working in categories with which I have no connection. That of course is the beauty of Linkedin, it gets you exposure outside of your wheelhouse. And that got me thinking.
You know that this is your home away from home for all your car enthusiast needs, and there are plenty of make-specific forums from when you need to really get into the weeds about this car or that. But what however, about a general compendium of car nuts and what they like and do? Does such a thing presently exist? I didn’t think so, and I’m wondering if there is a need for one – a Linkedin for car people.
Consider for a moment that you are all about the 1975 Ford Mustang II Ghia coupes with 2.3-litre four cylinders. You’ve been visiting the forum for that specific model for months and have built a nice camaraderie there, but suddenly a distant aunt dies and bequeaths you her Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Now you need to go find the Silver Shadow forum, start figuring out who there actually knows their stuff and who’s just trolling for the Grey Poupon and that could take weeks.
If we had a general place where people could connect across various marques and interests, and we could build those connections before we needed them… well, think how great that would be. What do you think, should someone should build this hypothetical Linkedin for Car Nuts?