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TTAC wishes you a very Merry ChrLSxmas Christmas and a Happy New Year! All the best in 2014.

(Yes, we do have a new logo. It was designed by one of the B&B. Tell us what you think in the comments.)

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48 Comments on “Merry Christmas From TTAC...”


  • avatar
    Panther Platform

    Happy Holidays to all staff. I really enjoy TTAC. Thank you.

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    Thank You. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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    gforce2002

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    kojoteblau

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    pb35

    Merry Christmas to both the TTAC staff and the B & B. All the best for 2014.

    May the road be dry and your tank runneth over (or something).

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    -Nate

    Right back atcha everyone ! .

    This is a great site , always full of new things to learn .

    THANK YOU .

    -Nate

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    Mandalorian

    What a festive Corvette!

    Merry Christmas.

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    Hezz

    Merry Christmas back at you, TTAC. Love the site, the staff , and the B and B. Here’s to another year!

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    3Deuce27

    Been fun so far… Err! Interesting anyway. You ‘All’ have a good and prosperous New Year.

    I will take mine in the C7 iteration_Gray. Can’t wait to try out the new eLSD

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    PrincipalDan

    Feliz Navidad from Nuevo Mexico!

    May your day be as good as mine. I’ve gotten fine cigars and a cash donation from The World’s Greatest Wife toward the restoration of my beloved ’67 Mustang.

    Your auto enthusiasm will only grow in the New Year.

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    3Deuce27

    For a more festive Holidaze pic’, take a look at this snow blower.

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/143213c34ba14625

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    Dave M.

    To you all as well! Thanks for all you do. Love the logo!

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    LeeK

    Love the new TTAC logo. Great job on a very trying year for the site. You all have survived and made for a better experience overall with great articles, interesting commenters, and a general aura of irreverence.

    I really adore Alex’s reviews — they are the best in the business. Now please go get Doug Demuro to start writing for TTAC again!

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    Merry Christmas, God bless us, every one – Tiny Thom

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    Carzzi

    Merry Christmas!
    Good work on the new logo!

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    Smaller-is-Better

    Merry christmas to everyone at TTAC as well as its readers.

    Comments/suggestions on/for new logo:
    -remove the reflection in the letter blocks
    -make ”the” and ”about” as bold as the other two words
    -seems a bit stretched horizontally
    -MUCH better than the old logo

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    krhodes1

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    The logo is fine, nicely done, but it is placed into the site’s design in such a way that it wastes space. It may be something to tweak in the future.

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    Merry Christmas to all in the TTAC family. It just continues to get better, so thanks to all for that! Great job on the new logo.

  • avatar
    Dimwit

    Merry Christmas!

    A nit: I wish the TTAC Staff byline would vanish.

    The logo? Meh. It’s bland. Certainly not offensive by any means. I would make the fonts all the same weight though.

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    Lie2me

    Cheers!

    Kudos on the new logo

  • avatar
    AoLetsGo

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!
    Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up in 2014.

  • avatar
    Detroit-X

    On the first day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the second day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the third day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the fourth day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the fifth day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the sixth day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: If you buy them new they’re reliable, You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the seventh day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: They’re making lots of profit, If you buy them new they’re reliable, You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the eighth day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: Of course someone from Detroit would say that, They’re making lots of profit, If you buy them new they’re reliable, You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the ninth day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: Let’s argue about a car neither of us have driven, Of course someone from Detroit would say that, They’re making lots of profit, If you buy them new they’re reliable, You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the tenth day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about, Let’s argue about a car neither of us have driven, Of course someone from Detroit would say that, They’re making lots of profit, If you buy them new they’re reliable, You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the eleventh day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: He shouldn’t have said it looked like a vagina, You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about, Let’s argue about a car neither of us have driven, Of course someone from Detroit would say that, They’re making lots of profit, If you buy them new they’re reliable, You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong, and here’s a link to prove that from me.

    On the twelfth day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: You’re a moron for not spell or grammar checking, He shouldn’t have said it looked like a vagina, You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about, Let’s argue about a car neither of us have driven, Of course someone from Detroit would say that, They’re making lots of profit, If you buy them new they’re reliable, You’re nuts unless you change your oil at 3k, Just watch—they’ll recover just fine, I’ll never buy one again, I’ve had no problems with mine _______(insert car name here), you’re completely wrong aaaannnnd here’s a link to prove that from me.

    Merry Christmas!

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      Well I guess that about covers it, nothing left to say…

      …’cept that it really DOES look like a vagina

    • 0 avatar
      Trend-Shifter

      ” On the eleventh day of Christmas, a TTAC blogger said to me: He shouldn’t have said it looked like a vagina”
      He must have been talking about a Ford Flex…It ugly on the outside but once inside you don’t want to get out!

      Logo comment: Capitalize and bold the first letter of each word and have the remaining letters in the same lower case font. Print & save!

      • 0 avatar
        Detroit-X

        Trend-Shifter: The infamous ‘vagina comment’ was made in 2005 by the website’s founder, Robert Farago, in reference to the Subaru Tribeca. Retribution followed, I forget what exactly, like possibly not being able to drive a press car with a vagina on it. Hmm, that doesn’t sound like retribution.

        https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2005/08/subaru-b9-tribeca/

    • 0 avatar

      Comment of the year.

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    SCE to AUX

    Merry Christmas to all here, especially those I argue with. :)

    And the new logo is fine.

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    Merry Christmas! It’s been an honor to write for the site this year.

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    To those who celebrate the day, I hope you’re having joyful and uplifting Christmas with those you love and those who love you.

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    Merry Xmas y’all! May your deep-fried Xmas goose or ham not turn your tree into kindling or a toxic cloud of melted plastic, and may this day be your best one yet!

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    RE: New Logo

    Like it but the text with the name should have bolder lettering and the whole thing should be larger if you’re going to use it up by the banner.

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    myheadhertz

    Merry Christmas TTAC Staff from our home to your homes.

    http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af48/Bob_Vance_HVAC/home_zps4b837304.jpg

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    05lgt

    Logo,
    doesn’t talk to me. Font is bland, and then skewed/stretched sideways. Nothing to do with cars or journalism. Oddly, the one design element I agree with has been panned, I like that truth & cars stand out with bold vs. the rest of the site title.

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    Mark in Maine

    Merry Christmas to the TTAC Staff, and to the B & B, as well. This is a great site, and a lot of fine people hang out here.
    Ronnie: Thank you for your kind words, as well.
    Let’s all move through that new year safely, and with our eyes on the road and our hands upon the wheel – and, above all, let’s have fun driving – whenever we can.

  • avatar
    punkybrewstershubby aka Troy D.

    To Jack, Sajeev, Thomas and everyone else at TTAC, have a Merry Christmas!

  • avatar
    mikey

    Wow….Can’t believe another year has gone by.

    Anyway, love the logo, and a Merry Christmas to all.

  • avatar
    Pch101

    In a vacuum, the logo is good (and a definite improvement over the last one).

    But it doesn’t really match the current look of the website. However, it probably wouldn’t hurt to revamp the rest of the site so that it goes with the logo.

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    360joules

    New logo is artful but bland. It looks like the abbreviation on the letterhead of an engineering firm. Too much down style. The old logo hinted at opinion and commentary with the thumbs up/down anchoring each end of the name. Maybe another opportunity for a shirt contest with multiple logo choices, hmmm? XLT shirt, please.

    I think spelling out the full name of the site using a collage of letters from the logo or corporate font of car company brands or models should appear somewhere in the site, e.g. the FAQ page. Maybe that guy Sanjeev can help Murilee and Sajeev spell it out in junkyard scraps. He seems popular.

    Enough free advice. Merry Christmas!

  • avatar
    justanotherdriver

    Regarding the logo, is bit generic, plain, the old one was clumsy but full of personality, it was sort of expressive and different, maybe to literal, but the new one can stand just about for any business. I’m a design and branding professional and I see this to often, identities striped of personality for a sake of more “modern” design.
    Don’m mind my rant, you can roll with the new logo because the content is King and it is dam good.
    Keep up the good work in the upcoming new year!

  • avatar
    MightyOne

    Designer with 20 years branding experience here… I’m sorry to say it, but that logo is not great. I agree with a few of the other folks here, it is very generic. It embodies the look of four old iOS app icons stacked together, a style that has been badly overused since it appeared in 2007. The all-red treatment has no contrast or visual impact. It lacks any sort of connection with the theme of the site.

    The finishing needs work too. Scaling was done improperly — looks like it was sized to half pixel, causing edges to anti-alias awkwardly (the slight blur on the right of the icons and in between them), and the typeface is looking choppy and blurry in parts.

    Let me know if you feel like seeing an alternative.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Also, its EERILY similar to the Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Price logo from the TV series MadMen (where it’s 1969 or so). Even the font.

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100730202857/madmen/images/2/21/Scdp.jpg

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