What's New on the CVOA WebSite?

A website, properly conceived and executed, is a living, growing, evolving organic whole. The initial creation and contenting represents but an early and timid step.

To be successful, a website must receive constant attention, nurturing, feeding. It must always be a work-in-progress. The site you visit today should be different, and better, than the site you visited last week or last month.

That is our mission. That is our goal.

The WebCrew

 

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in December of 2008:

Uploaded Jim Rigg's latest Regional Newsletter--for December 2008
Noted that the Roundup dates have been changed to July 10-12, 2009 in Green Bay, WI
Uploaded the latest full color pdf of the Cosworth Vega Magazine

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in July of 2008:

Updated the Upcoming Roundup (it's Green Bay for 2009) page
Updated all the broken links on the Vega Links page
Fixed a series of bugs on the Tech Corner/How To page
Added a patriotic Fourth of July Holiday greeting to the Home page
Added a link to a YouTube video of the record setting run of the World's Fastest Cosworth Vega
Added a photo of the World's Fastest Cosworth Vega
Drafted and uploaded an extensive article with photos covering the World's Fastest Cosworth Vega
Added a picture of Cosworth Vega #3387 in front of the GM Heritage Center
Added a picture and info on our new President, Dick Baumhauer

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in June of 2008:

Uploaded the detailed Autocross results
Uploaded Tom & Jake Lippert photos
Uploaded David Barnes photos
Uploaded Jeff Romeo photos
Uploaded Sunday PM Roundup photos
Uploaded Sunday Roundup photos
Uploaded Saturday Roundup photos
Uploaded Friday Roundup photos
Uploaded Jim Rigg's June 2008 Regional Newsletter.

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in April of 2008:

Uploaded the latest Adobe format full color issue of the C V Magazine, Issue #94
Activated the online Roundup Registration form, and placed a link on the Home page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in March of 2008:

Created, tested, and shipped out of state a backup website server
Reworked, recoded, and revised the online Roundup forms for use by the Roundup host(s)
Uploaded Jim Rigg's Region 14 newsletter for March of 2008

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in February of 2008:

Created a Roundup 29 webpage and placed a link on the Home page
Uploaded a new version of Photo Registry presenting over 5,700 photos of 425 Cosworth Vegas
Added mention of the Club's PayPal eddress (ecommerce@cosworthvega.com) to the CVOA Mdse Intro page
Posted new details concerning the 2008 Roundup


Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in January of 2008:

Posted a link to a Google Earth satellite view of the autocross pavement on the Upcoming Roundups page
Posted details of the Roundup autocross on Belle Isle on the Upcoming Roundups page
Posted revised dates for the Roundup in Detroit (now June 20, 21 and 22, 2008)

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in December of 2007:

Uploaded a pdf of the latest issue of the Cosworth Vega Magazine, in full color
Uploaded Jim Rigg's fourth quarter newsletter to the Regional Newsletters page
Uploaded Jerry Smith's fourth quarter newsletter to the Regional Newsletters page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in November of 2007:

Added a "Numbers Matching" section and made other changes to the "Stampings" page
Partially contented the Decals & Stickers/Stampings page
Added a new main menu button and six sub-buttons to bring back the former Spotlight pages

Added a Tech Topic article on shock absorbers that includes shock dyno graphs of several shocks
Featured Bob Slusarek's new website devoted to his #0321 Cosworth Vega on the Home page
Added to the Home page notice of the Roundup 29 dates (last weekend in June) in Detroit, MI
Revised the Tech Topics Introduction page, and linked to an alpha list of CVOA merchandise items
Added Flow Bench data for a variety of Cosworth Vega cylinder heads under Tech Topics/Flow Bench
Revised the menu system to create uniformity and repair some broken links
Fixed a bug in the Cosworth Registry database program
Added dyno runs for Todd Oda's supercharged Cosworth under Tech Topics/Dyno Runs
Added dyno runs from the 2004 Roundup, together with Duke Williams' analysis under Tech Topics/Dyno Runs
Processed and added more photos to the White Tornado collection

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in October of 2007:

Added Jim Ruby's Tech Corner/How To safely remove the Cosworth's anodized aluminum window frame trim
Revised the Home page

Updated the Guest Book page
Added thumbnails and photos for Jim Kays and Richie Bee in Photo Gallery/Cosworths
Added photos to the White Tornado collection
Fixed bug in Photo Gallery

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in September of 2007:

Obtained, edited, and posted Mike Reed's story about the Tornadoed Cosworths
Revised code in Parts Cross Reference Database to accept "Enter" as a click on "Go"
Added the article "(Re)install a Skytrends Sky Roof" to the How To section
Photodocumented, prepared for the website, and uploaded additional White Tornado photos
Corresponded with Mike Reed re a proposed story on his Tornadoed Cosworths

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in August of 2007:

Converted Jim Rigg's QIII newsletter to pdf and added to Regional Newsletters page
Converted Jerry Smith's QIII newsletter to pdf and added to Regional Newsletters page
Added a photos page documenting the parting out of the White Tornado, #3371

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in July of 2007:

Added Roundup photos, videos, and results to the Home page
Added Roundup photos to the Home page during the Roundup

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in June of 2007:

Updated the Upcoming Roundup page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in May of 2007:

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in April of 2007:

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in March of 2007:

Began collecting engineering drawings and AutoCAD files to enable members to have parts machined easily
Added a "Mystery Cosworth Part" photo link to the bottom right of the Home page
Added the latest version (Issue #91) of the CVOA magazine--see it in full color!
Resumed work on the next feature and functionality of the parts finder/cross reference database
Continued to improve the content and functionality of Brian Harpst's parts cross reference database
Uploaded the contents of the website to the new server for testing purposes
Continued work on debugging a new server and a new menu format
Added Art Treta's latest Regional Newsletter to the The CVOA/Publications/Regional Newsletters page
Added Jerry Smith's latest Regional Newsletter to the The CVOA/Publications/Regional Newsletters page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in February of 2007:

Wrote, debugged, and implemented an Online Roundup Registration and pay via PayPal feature
Uploaded a new Photo Registry featuring 23 "pages" of Cosworths, up from 17
Continued work on a new server and a new menu format
Added Jake Lippert's amazing flying camera on a Bezier spline curve trajectory--see what the air sees
Added a Tech Corner/How To article on fabricating a mandrel bent 2.25" cat-back exhaust system
Added Jim Rigg's Region 14 newsletter for March of 2007
Totally revised and updated the Site Map page
Continued to improve the content and functionality of Brian Harpst's parts cross reference database
Added membership expiration date information to the Profile and Renewal pages

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in January 2007:

Continued work on a new server and a new menu format
Continued to improve the content and functionality of Brian Harpst's parts cross reference database
Began work on a project to provide, online, a complete set of exploded parts/assemblies drawings with Group Numbers
Updated and expanded the information pages concerning the Deltona, Florida, 2007 Roundup

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in December 2006:

Uploaded and went "live" on Christmas morning with Brian Harpst's parts cross reference database
Spent the entire month, including almost all of Christmas Eve, finalizing Brian Harpst's parts cross reference database

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in November 2006:

Added Jim Rigg's Region 14 newsletter for December of 2006
Added a page to Tech Corner/Tech Topics containing Cosworth Vega cylinder head flow data
Continued working on a special project/holiday present for the membership

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in October 2006:

Continued working on a special project/holiday present for the membership

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in September 2006:

Added Jerry Smith's latest regional newsletter
Added Jim Rigg's latest regional newsletter
Prepared to add Frank Sloan's El Mirage Dry Lake racer to the Spotlight/Racing Cosworths page
Continued working on a special project/holiday present for the membership

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in August 2006:

Gathered additional photos for the Cosworth Vega Photo Registry
Assisted a member to access the website--he did not have Java loaded on his PC
Corrected some information on the Upcoming Roundup page
Continued coding the Bill Stround Cosworth restoration story
Continued working on a special project/holiday present for the membership

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in July 2006:

Upgraded the electrical service for the webserver
Began work on special project/holiday present for the membership
Attended and photographed the Lordstown 40th anniversary car show; assisted with article for the Magazine
Began coding the Bill Stroud Cosworth story and restoration photos for the website
Obtained photos, captions and a history of Bill Stroud's Cosworth and its recent restoration
Obtained new photos for the Cosworth Racers page; working on accompanying text
Continued work on a new website server
Began processing Jake Lippert's Roundup Video
Updated the President's page with new text and a new photo
Added more photos to the Cosworth Photo Registry
Published the Roundup Concours results
Published the Roundup Autocross results
Processed and uploaded photos of the Roundup from:

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in June 2006:

Captioned and uploaded slideshows and photos from the Roundup in Canton, OH
Deleted the ad offering #3504 for sale--it sold
Added new trips to Memory Lane on June 10, 2006
Designed and implemented plans for Roundup Coverage on the website

Designated Tom and Jake Lippert as official Roundup Website photographers
Began processing photos for addition to the Cosworth Vega Photo Registry
Fixed a bug in ftp on the website server

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in May 2006:

Added a button (Stampings) and a page to document stampings on the Cosworth Vega
Documented engine tester stamps info in a spreadsheet for inclusion on the website
Corresponded extensively with Cosworth Vega engine tester Gary Jablonski
Began an effort to collect the names of the builders of our Cosworth Vega's engines
Collected and uploaded more photos for the Cosworth Vega Photo Registry

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in April 2006:

Collected and uploaded more photos for the Cosworth Vega Photo Registry
Completed "A One Tank Trip", written and designed for this site, submitted to Magazine Editor for publication consideration
Created a page describing and containing photos of #3504
Added a For Sale ad for Cliff Eroskey's #3504 to Buy-Sell-Trade
Added another How To article to the Tech Corner page
Uploaded Jerry Smith's Region 5 Q-1 newsletter

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in March 2006:

Continued working on an article about restoring Cosworth Vega gas tanks
Began working on a How to Wake a Long Stored Cosworth article
Added a Roundup 28 Registration form link to the Home page
Updated details of the 2008 Roundup in DeLand, Florida
Uploaded the latest issue of the CV Magazine
Added many photos and much text to the Spotlight/Cosworth Racers page
Uploaded Jim Rigg's March 2006 newsletter
Added content from contributors to the Lou Marr In Remembrance page
Solicited comments for and added an In Remembrance page for Lou Marr
Added an announcement of Lou Marr's passing to the Home page
Updated Photo Registry with the addition of a dozen new cars
Updated the CVOA Mdse page with the addition of many missing photos
Updated the CVOA Mdse page by adding several new items
Updated the CVOA Mdse page with revised item descriptions
Changed the location of the Guest Book page to thwart spammers
Began working out details of a Website column in the CVOA Magazine
Oliver Giorgi posted an ad on the Buy-Sell-Trade/Wanted page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in February 2006:

Dick Baumhauer added a photo of a "broken" Cosworth Vega block to Photo Gallery/Interiors
Dick Baumhauer added photos to Photo Gallery/Racer
Shut down the Chat server to eliminate a potential source of spamming
Added Vega TC and Cosworth TC materials to the Memory Lane page
Added event details for Roundup 27, to be held in Canton, Ohio June 23,24 and 25, 2006
Took down the webserver briefly for maintainence and upgrades
Shifted over to a new ISP (Internet Service Provider) to gain faster speed and greater reliability
Continued the effort to configure and install the backup webserver
Re-Configured Guest Book require Webmaster approval before postings can become "live"
Policed the Guest Book to delete "spam" type entries

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in January 2006:

Processed and uploaded additional photos to the Cosworth Vega Photo Registry
Attempted unsuccessfully to install the backup webserver--back to the drawing board
Installed Memory Lane page with a variety of "old" materials
Policed the Guest Book repeatedly to delete "spam" type entries

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in December 2005:

Added a link to a Frosty the Cosworth image on the bottom right of the Home page
Added Jim Rigg's winter regional newsletter
Corresponded with Clark Kirby to obtain his old regional newsletters for scanning
Continued work on a Memory Lane page for the website
Completed work on readying the backup server for shipment and service
Added additional cars to the Cosworth Registry
Investigated and fixed a bug in the Cosworth Registry database program
Added a kind of winter Easter Egg at the bottom right of the Home page
Updated and upgraded Photo Registry and made it "live" on the site
Added an additional 20 old regional newsletters

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in November 2005:

Added John Cowall's Region 8 fourth quarter Regional Newsletter
Added Jerry Smith's Region 5 fourth quarter Regional Newsletter
Added 53 old Regional Newsletters from a variety of current and former Regional Directors
Commenced work (contenting and page design) on a new Memory Lane page
Commenced work (contenting and page design) on a new In Memoriam page
Performed maintenance on the Guest Book
Performed housekeeping on the files and folders on the server
Added a Thanksgiving greeting for one day
Completed reprocessing of Photo Registry photos and uploaded and activated them
Continued work on getting the backup server configured and synchronized

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in October 2005:

Updated pricing on certain CVOA merchandise items
Fixed the bug that had disabled the banner on the Home page
Updated Most Recent Roundup page to:

Began a review and analysis of materials received from the GM Media Archive
Began a total re-work of the Photo Registry page
Turned off and began to debug the quantity on hand feature of the CVOA Merchandise page
Diagnosed and repaired a bad SCSI connector on the server
Replaced the 36 GB backup drive on the server

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in September 2005:

Completed upgrading and commenced testing of a replacement ($15,000 new) website server:

Added and then removed notice of Jerry Smith's Florida Regional Roundup
Added and then removed mention of Cliff Eroskey's illness and passing
Featured a photo of Jake Lippert's see-through cam cover on the Home page
Posted video of Jake Lippert at the Roundup Autocross
Turned on the quantity on hand feature of the CVOA Merchandise page
Added a separate button for Regional Roundups
Added a separate button for Photo Registry

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in August 2005:

Added Jerry Smith's third quarter Regional Newsletter
Added functionality for RD's to download and print mailing list labels
Added photo of Regional Director Bruce Jahnke
Added John Cowall's 53rd Regional Newsletter
Updated the Upcoming Roundup page
Deleted a link to a vendor who was severely panned by a member
Uploaded video from the Roundup for processing
Continued to process and post Roundup photos in a slide show

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in July 2005:

Began posting pictures of the Roundup directly from the Roundup
Prepared a presentation about the website and the WebCrew's efforts for the Directors' Meeting
Completed update of the Cosworth Vega Registry with the help of Bob Slusarek

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in June 2005:

Working on new Oracle software to host the home page
Continued updating of the Cosworth Vega Registry with the help of Bob Slusarek

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in May 2005:

Created functionality to allow RD's to print mailing labels for their Region
Working on new Oracle software to host the home page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in April 2005:

Working on new Oracle software to host the home page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in March 2005:

Added Art Treta's latest Regional Newsletter
Updated the Cosworths in Print/Articles/Cosworth Vegas in Print page
Revised the Tech Corner/Tech Bulletins page
Added four Weber carb How To Articles courtesy of HME (Hutton Motor Engineering)
Added a How To article on making your own cam belt tensioning tool
Converted to Adobe and posted a full color (!) copy of the latest CV Magazine from editor Britt Guerlain
Began coding html page for feature article on never-titled Cosworth #3184
Drafted text and uploaded photos for feature article on #3184
Conducted research for feature article on Cosworth Vega #3184
Re-coded Regional Newsletters pages to add 24 Stallwitz regional newsletters
Scanned into Adobe format 24 Regional Newsletters of former RD Jim Stallwitz
Scanned into Adobe format additional old Regional newsletters
Continued design and prototype work for a new Home page
Updated Roundup 26 information on the Upcoming Roundup page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in February 2005:

Began design work and created element prototypes for a new Home page
Achieved, finally, by toiling to get old links updated, a #1 ranking on Google
Contacted GMphotostore.com inquiring about additional Cosworth Vega photographs
Added cam cards and a circular cam profile chart to the Camshaft Chart page
Added Jim Rigg's spring newsletter, and old newsletters of Chin and Schechter
Added latest Regional Newsletter of Jerry Smith, Region 5
Went live with 42 additional newsletters for the Regional Newsletters page
Completed scanning, uploading and coding pages for 42 Regional Newsletters
Identified and requested updating of two incorrect CVOA website links
Fixed a bug in the program that tracks orders of CVOA Merchandise

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in January 2005:

Scanned 22 Regional Newsletters (provided by Jim Rigg) into Adobe format
Fixed bug in the Registry that prevented updating of vehicle information
Uploaded additional photos to Photo Registry
Added instructions for downloading IceChat for use in CosworthVega Chat

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in December 2004:

Added complete data on the BD3 camshaft to the large Camshaft Chart
Scanned 20 Regional Newsletters (provided by Jim Rigg) into Adobe format
Uploaded the December Regional Newsletter of Jim Rigg
Improved and expanded the menu system for administrating the CVOA website
Updated camshaft data on the camshaft chart page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in November 2004:

Debugged functionality for downloading and printing of mailing labels
Coded functionality for printing mailing labels upon request
Updated coding of pages relating to Regional Newsletters
Converted latest Region 5 newsletter for uploading to site
Scanned, preparatory to requesting permission to use, HME Weber documents
Requested permission to use copyrighted photos of 2049 in Photo Registry
Scanned and uploaded three early 90's newsletters from Jim Rigg
Uploaded latest newsletter from Region 2
Scanned and uploaded six Paul Cornell newsletters from early and mid 80's

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in October 2004:

Began work on a new technical article concerning Cosworth Vega valve guides
Added new photos to Photo Registry
Converted Region 2 newsletter to pdf for loading on website

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in September 2004:

Redirected website to backup location 1000 miles away on several occasions
Weathered three hurricanes without significant damage or loss

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in August 2004:

Continued to receive online new and renewal memberships and CVOA merchandise orders
Prepared for and survived Charley, moving to another host server temporarily
New photo posted in Photo Gallery/Engines
Posted Jim Rigg's September 2004 newsletter
Posted Art Treta's Cosworth Chronicle #10--his Region 2 newsletter
A mystery to be solved is presented in Photo Gallery/Engines

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in July 2004:

Posted details concerning Roundup 26, Milwaukee, on the Upcoming Roundup page
Corrected numerous captions in the Roundup 25 slide show
Provided yourname@cosworthvega.com virtual e-mail functionality
Activated PayPal functionality for new and renewal memberships
Activated PayPal functionality for CVOA Merchandise items
Added Duke Williams' analysis of the dyno information to the dyno sheets pageUsed mouse-over functionality on the dyno sheets page
Contented the page containing the dyno sheets with text
Scanned in all Cosworth dyno sheets and posted on a separate Roundup page
Installed additional slide show photos of the Roundup

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in June 2004:

Installed a slide show containing almost real time Roundup photos
Added the Roundup 25 logo to the upcoming roundup page
Updated the Member Vendor page to make it more accurate
Added Jim Rigg's latest Regional newsletter
Added John Cowall's latest Regional newsletter
Updated again the Roundup Schedule of Events

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in May 2004:

Improved Feedback functionality with new Forms E-mail Processor
Improved Tech Question functionality with new Forms E-mail Processor
Added PayPal functionality to the Roundup Registration form
Added additional photos to the Photo Registry
Posted an updated Roundup Schedule of Events and a link on the Home page
Installed a redesigned Home page featuring Mark Blomquist's new monster motor
Updated Hotel and event information on the Upcoming Roundup page
Posted a Roundup Schedule of Events on the Upcoming Roundup page
Installed a Roundup Registration form to be completed and submitted online

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in April 2004:

Updated the online membership database with Mike's additions and changes
Added Jerry Smith's latest newsletter for Region 5
Added more photos to Photo Registry
Added a chamber volume and CR calculation chart to Tech Corner/How To
Continued working on a major redesign of the Home page
Processed additional photographs for inclusion in Photo Registry
Added Tony Rish comments to Mark Schwartz presentation on turbocharging a Cosworth Vega
Updated links to Member websites
Added a screen resolution message to the Home page
Edited the Site Map page to link to the pages of the website
Added links to the Upcoming Roundup page--Barrett Jackson & Peterson Automotive Museum
Added a Roundup countdown clock to the Home page

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in March 2004:

Added a preview page to enable non-members to view merchandise sold by the Club
Added Mark Schwartz's How to Turbocharge Your Cosworth Vega to Tech Corner/How To
Added the following Adjustable Cam Sprocket pages to Tech Corner/How To

Continued to add data to The Registry of Cosworth Vega automobiles
Finalized programming of The Chevrolet Cosworth Vega Registry page
Posted details for the Silver Anniversary Roundup 25 in La Palma, CA
Resumed progress toward online payments for Membership Dues and Merchandise
Updated Photo Registry with several new additions
Fixed minor bugs in the online database administration programs
Updated the online Membership database with information provided by Mike
Jim Kays added a photo of his engine compartment brace in Photo Gallery/Cosworths

Here's what's new, improved and happening on the CVOA WebSite in February 2004:

Added Jim Rigg's Region 14 newsletter for 03/04, featuring a color photos page
Interior of ECU photo (circuit board with uncovered relay) added to Photo Gallery/Interiors
Added Duke's TCT Portfolio Index under the Publications button
Continued to add information to The Registry database
Fixed bug in column movement functionality on large camshaft chart
Continued to update and expand online Cosworth Vega Registry
Added Java applet related to Mardi Gras theme for Home page
Began campaign to update erroneous and outdated links to official CVOA website
Modified Feedback functionality to provide WebCrew with convenient e-mail reply address
Updated Dave's Vega Village contact information
Adjusted framesets and changed top submenu background color
Added a Photo Caption Contest featuring Dick Baumhauer's predicament
Completed Photo Registry; all albums are now functional-we're awaiting more photos
Fixed a broken wheel image link on the 75 vs 76 page
Jim Reardon uploaded several photos of engine parts in Photo Gallery/Engines
Cris Long uploaded a Pro/E drawing of an adjustable cam sprocket in Photo Gallery/Engines
Several new For Sale ads appeared in the Buy-Sell-Trade classifieds
Installed a completely redesigned Home page featuring:

Identified and resolved a minor bug in the online membership database
Created the functionality to trigger a Home page alert when a new classified ad is posted
Continued work on a redesign of the Home page
Investigated and resolved difficulties encountered by a MAC user
Added additional references to the Restoration Links page
Added Jim Rigg's Q-4 2003 Region 14 newsletter
Added Fred Blomquist's website to the Cosworth Vega links page

Here's what's new or improved on the CVOA WebSite in January 2004:

Began work on redesigning the Home page
Conducted extensive additional troubleshooting of the newest incarnation of Chat
Added a "Restoration Links" page under Links and included initial content
Added Jerry Smith's latest Newsletter to The CVOA/Publications/Regional Newsletters
Chased down and fixed bugs in the new Forum-Chat software
Moved Chat to a server purpose built by Jerry Smith on software provided by Gerry Cross
Created and activated a Forum-Chat FAQ Forum
Created and activated a Forum for every Region
Created and activated a Cosworth Vega General Discussion Forum
Created and activated a Cosworth Vega High Performance Forum
Created and activated a Cosworth Vega Restoration Forum
Updated the online Membership database

Here's what's new or improved on the CVOA WebSite in December 2003:

Added the Cowalls' latest Regional Newsletter, #50
Added a photo of Jet_Hot coated headers and crossover pipes to Photo Gallery/Other
Added a link on the Home page to a pictorial featuring the new hood pads
Modified the Guestbook to allow folks to wish a holiday greeting to their CV friends
Added mention of Lou and Harriet's holiday greeting under News on the Home page
Added a Holiday Santa to the Home page
Added a comprehensive camshaft specification chart (work in progress) to Tech Corner/Tech Topics/Camshafts
Added Art Treta's newsletter Cosworth Chronicle #9
Fixed several broken links in Regional Newsletters
Fixed several broken thumbnails and images in Photo Gallery
Added two photos to the rotating photos library
Corresponded with GMPhotostore attempting to obtain a license to feature their photos

Here's what's new or improved on the CVOA WebSite in October-November 2003:

Eleven Members signed up via the Survey for the Jet-Hot program. It's a go!
Created a Jet_Hot survey to gauge interest in the discount program
Jerry Smith negotiated a major discount for Cosworth Vega headers with Jet-Hot
Revised Home page language for obtaining forgotten Logins and Member IDs
Fought off a "hack attack" and changed the Chat venue to maintain security
Updated the online Membership database
Continued to collect and input data into The Registry
Added tons of Roundup 24 photos with link on Home page
Updated the Index to the CV Magazine
Updated the Cosworths in Print page
Completed migration of the website to the HP9000 and Apache webserver software
Added functionality to "shop" for CVOA Merchandise, create an online order, and print a hard copy for mailing, along with a check, to the Merchandise Director

Here's what's new or improved on the CVOA WebSite in September, 2003:

Purchased a new HP9000 dual processor webserver to host site
Jerry Smith offered drip rail molding on the Member Mdse. page
Reached 20k plus visits to the website since launch
Upgraded to a static IP address to resolve Chat connection problems
Revised Chat's introductory text and Nickname procedure
Updated News with hood pad shipping schedule
Posted revised Hood Pad installation instructions
Bob Slusarek began adding information to The Registry database
Added Jim Rigg's Regional newsletters for the 1997-1999 period
Brian Harpst's "Wizards of Cos" moniker appears at Tech Corner/Ask a Question
Revised the "look" of the Chat page
Updated the Tech Info Links page
Updated the Other Links page

Here's what's new or improved on the CVOA WebSite in August, 2003:

Updated Photo Gallery to enable a re-upload of a resized photo
Updated membership database records
Added reports and highlighting to improve database functionality and ease of use
Sonny Rossi's highest speed at Bonneville Speed Week 2003 was added to his 1st racecar photo description
Mark Rock posted a Photo Gallery/Other photo depicting stock and Cosworth Vega water pump impellers
A "Forgotten Login/Member ID" feature has been added to the Home page
Britt Guerlain posted two new photos in Photo Gallery/Other
Britt Guerlain posted several new photos in Photo Gallery/Cosworths
Britt Guerlain posted several new photos in Photo Gallery/Racers
Inserted locale information links for Roundups 26 and 27 on the Upcoming Roundup page
Inserted locale information links for Roundup 25 on the Upcoming Roundup page
Installed "Silver Anniversary" Roundup 25 info under Upcoming Roundup button
Moved Roundup 24 pages under Most Recent Roundup button
Moved Roundup 23 pages under Roundups of the 00's button
Developed, installed and tested an html version of the camshafts spec chart
Installed a link to a pdf camshaft specs chart on the Camshafts page
Began installation of "members only" restrictions
Added Region 7 Regional Meeting news item to Home page
Created and installed the CVOA Approved Vendor Listing page
Posted first Region 5 newsletter of RD Jerry Smith
Installed thumbnails in Photo Gallery--click on thumnail to enlarge
Created an automated procedure to synchronize the CVOA database with the Apache Member_Page access database
Improved daily backup to allow file compression and storage of 1 week's worth of backups on disk (an addition to the daily tape backup)
Modified daily backup procedure to work with Apache 2.0
Site successfully migrated to the Apache 2.0 webserver
Modified Photo Gallery programming to accommodate thumbnail functionality
Added 19 Regional Newsletters from Jim Rigg
Added photos of Roy Linenberger, Phil Rust, and new RD Jerry Smith to Regional Newsletters page
Changed photo of RD/Merchandise Director Chris Wheaton on Regional Newsletters page

Here's what's new or improved on the CVOA WebSite in July, 2003:

Completed Netscape to Apache webserver migration and began testing
Added a "Please Register Your Cosworth" plea with link to the Home page
Fixed a bug in the "Top" menu bar under The CVOA
Jerry Smith added photos of his gold powdercoated engine parts to the Photo Gallery
Updated hood pad installation instructions
Work progressing on migrating to Apache 2.0 webserver
Added photos of Roundup 24 to the Home page
Jerry Smith added photos of his battery tray area reconstruction to the Photo Gallery
Photo of England's only Cosworth added to Photo Gallery
Added photo montage of Roundup license plates to Home page
Added capability to Home page to upload Roundup pictures
Added Roger Miller audio link to Home page

Here's what's new or improved on the CVOA WebSite in June, 2003:

www.cosworthvega.com designated the "Official" CVOA website
Posted a "The Hood Pads Are Here!" announcement
Hood Pad installation instructions link added to the Home page
Uploaded pictures of Sonny Rossi's 23T Bonneville roadster to Photo Gallery/Racers
Uploaded pictures of Sonny Rossi's 27T roadster to Photo Gallery/Other
Added scroll bars to navigation window for visitors running 640x480 resolution
Continued migration of Netscape Webserver to Apache Webserver

Here's what's new relating to the CVOA WebSite in May, 2003:

"Fred" Blomquist posted a photo of an engine he is building in Photo Gallery/Other
Rebuilt the Chat server to allow remote administration
Implemented additional backup procedures
Moved the entire website to a separate disk on the Unix server
Continued development of the look and feel of a CVOA Message Board
Further refined the attributes of the Cosworth Chat
Redesigned the layout and color scheme of the site

Here's what's new relating to the CVOA WebSite in April, 2003:

Updated Autocross Rules to latest version
Achieved migration of Art's Thursday at 9:00 Eastern Chat to this Site
Mark Rock uploaded a Rockken Rambo photo to Photo Gallery/Other
Updated the information page for Roundup 24 in Austin, TX
Added Slusarek spreadsheet to calculate needed shim sizes to Member Downloads
Added Slusarek form to record valve lash & shim sizes to Member Downloads
Added new content to "Ask a Tech Question" on the Home page
Minor revisions on two occasions to design/layout of Home page
Fixed a minor bug on the Home page
Added a Camshafts button under Tech Topics; installed teaser content on page
Added a Tech Topics button to Tech Corner & contented Intro page
Added three Mystery Cosworth photos to Photo Gallery/Cosworths
Added Cal Wade's business card to the rotated photos pool
Commenced scanning into Adobe a batch of old Jim Rigg Regional Newsletters
Continued design and development work on the Photo Registry
Continued work on Cosworth Vega Chat

Here's what's new on the CVOA WebSite in March, 2003:

Added content to the Cosworth Vega Forum and test functionality
Implemented various design candidates for the Photo Registry presentation
Added a new image to Photo Gallery/Other
Restricted access to Regional Directors' newsletters to Members only
Updated the Member Merchandise page
Corrected an inaccurate attribution to a Brian Harpst Photo Gallery submission
Implemented and tested a new Chat Room
Behind the scenes:

Added a Dan Newman photo to the Regional Newsletters page
Added a Chris Wheaton photo to the Regional Newsletters page

Here's what's new on the CVOA WebSite in February, 2003:

Updated the event information on Roundup 25
Upgraded the cosworthvega.com mail server
Added various Cosworth Calendar events
Repaired a broken Photo Gallery link on the Home page
Mark Rock added some replacement battery tray photos
Added a Valentine's day greeting
Added a news bulletin regarding the Hood Pads
Added a tribute to the Columbia crew
Added photos to the pages of past Roundups
Improved the ease of data entry for VIN's in The Registry
Fixed some minor bugs in The Registry, and improved the forms

Here's what's new on the CVOA WebSite in January, 2003:

Added the latest issue of the Cosworth Vega Magazine, #82/83
Published details of the 2003 Roundup in Austin, Texas
Added the Roundup dates to the Cosworth Calendar
Redesigned the layout of the Home page

Updated the Regional Newsletters page format and content, including:


Here's what's been done in previous months:


December 2002

Fixed "The Registry" so one need not be a Member in order to Register his or her Cosworth or Cosworth parts.
Britt posted a unique photo answer to the question, "How many were made?".
Added a Christmas greeting to the Welcome screen.

Added a New Year's greeting to the Welcome screen.

John Cowall's latest newsletter

Art Treta's latest newsletter 

John Cowall posted a dozen or so photos in the PhotoGallery.


August thru November 2002


Made your Thanksgiving more meaningful

We have added MemberNews.

Fixed some non-performing Items (not the WebCrew!)

Added a bookmark icon for your use under Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher.Also added it to your browser's address bar.

10/22/02:

We have finished the autocross videos from the Watkins Glen Roundup 23.

Roundup 23 Rally questions and answers.

Audio interviews with Russ Urtel and Karl Kooken.


AutoCrossat the Roundup.

9/15/02:

We have modified the program to permit a Login Name of up to 20 characters. To change your Login Name, click on THE CVOA/MEMBERSHIP/UPDATE YOUR PROFILE buttons. Remember, changing your Login Name does not change your Username in the Forum. Send a Feedback message to request a Forum Username change.

We have loaded a brief video of the Autocross at the Watkins Glen Roundup.

We have revised the login instructions.

We have added a few Roundup 23 Photos.

We have posted the Roundup Autocross results.

We have implemented an improved method for editing your photo submissions. You can now correct spelling, add or modify description text, modify the photo Caption, or delete the photo altogether. You may also move the photo to a different category.

We have installed a complete set of the 1975 Cosworth Vega FIA Homologation papers.

We posted teaser photos of a racecar powered by a Cosworth of England Formula 2 engine that will be the subject of an article soon to be published in the Cosworth Vega Magazine.

We have also corrected various typos, deleted several broken links, and redirected certain existing links.