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Old 03-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation Patrick steps down, DigitalCorvettes.com has new owner



On March 11th 2010, after 7 years of ownership, I sold DigitalCorvettes.com.

I love DigitalCorvettes.com, the community, and treasure the memories and friendships formed. But, with 50+ clients on the business end and the server/software/operational demands of a community of nearly 100,000 members, I am forever in the position of having little time for anything else -- including the Corvette hobby.

Beyond selling DigitalCorvettes.com, I've consolidated other aspects of my professional life including selling my interests in several other businesses. I will now put my sole business and creative focus into opening our Gramm Productions / Phoenix office, and launching a whole new wave of exciting Corvette and motorsports film productions and expanding current shows like 'Vette Garage: The Series'.

The new owner of DigitalCorvettes.com is VerticalScope. No, these are not the guys that own CF! But, they have certainly amassed an impressive collection of car-related forums. They are car enthusiasts and have the infrastructure and expertise needed to keep a large scale forum such as DigitalCorvettes.com running strong. More on these guys in a second.

I just wanted to say how deeply grateful I am to the members, moderators, and businesses that have contributed so much to DigitalCorvettes.com since 2003. You've allowed me to live a truly amazing, fascinating and relevant life. And, thank you to the other leaders of the Corvette "family" who listened intently and shared their wisdom as I grappled with this very tough decision for some time now.

I understand that many folks became Lifetime Supporting Members of DigitalCorvettes.com to support my efforts and because this was a "privately owned" website. I would like to refund those dollars to any supporting member who so chooses. Just shoot me an email and the money is on its way back to you, no questions asked.

Now, being an entrepreneur is hardly an easy life -- because it's about doing what you have to do, before doing what you want to do. And, sometimes the "have to do" list has been utterly endless. So, I can't possibly even articulate how thankful I am to my family -- Becky, Shane, Koty, Keegan and Kade. You have always trusted and supported my hard work and vision without any hesitation. I took that trust very seriously, and I promised I wouldn't let you down. And, I didn't.

Now, obviously selling DigitalCorvettes.com is a pretty big deal. If you have questions/comments feel free to reply to this thread and I'll do my best to answer them. Or, if you prefer, you can contact me at my new email address: patrick @ vettegarage.tv (spaces added to dodge spambots).

Now, to kick off a new era for DigitalCorvettes.com, I throw the keys to VerticalScope and introduce you to Don Roy. He's gonna jump in here shortly and bring you up to speed on all things related to VerticalScope.

I'll see you guys in the forums.

-Patrick Gramm
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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Wow.... You did well here and it all started from an idea. Good luck Patrick







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You want to put yourself on an emotional rollercoaster? Build a race car!
Old 03-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #3
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Best wishes to you Patrick!
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I'm taking care of my procrastination issues, just you wait and see.
Old 03-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #4
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I'm without words!

Thank you for everything Patrick.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:30 PM   #5
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Well, well. Congratulations....I think? Great job on building the best car forum anywhere, and good luck with your future projects.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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Patrick good luck and thanks for a great corvette fourm. No the ONLY corvette fourm.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:38 PM   #7
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you did an outstanding job, Patrick. i'm sure your production venture will succeed. are you still planning on attending corvettes at carlisle?
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:38 PM   #8
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Wow. Well I wish you the best of luck Patrick. I hope that the new owners will take a page from your book and run this site as well as you did and not let it decay into a corporate sespool, i.e. CF where the little guy gets silenced if something is not liked or goes against a vendor.

You did wonders here and I hope to see you around.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:39 PM   #9
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I hope you will be among us, even if you are not the owner, with the money Btw do you plan to buy another 'vette?
forget to tell you, you're a super friendly guy.
you never banned me, even when I deserved
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:41 PM   #10
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Best of luck to ya Patrick.

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Old 03-23-2010, 01:43 PM   #11
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are you still planning on attending corvettes at carlisle?
You bet!
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:43 PM   #12
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Thanks for creating this awesome forum. I hope that the new owners will keep it the same.

Good luck on you new endeavors !!! Be sure to hang around DC!
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:43 PM   #13
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Congratulations!

Thank you for the creation of the best Corvette site on the internet, and good luck in all of your future endeavors.

Enjoy your new life.

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Old 03-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #14
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Wow, something I thought I would never see.

Good luck on your future endeavors!
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:46 PM   #15
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hope this lets you pursue your dreams, good luck with everything!
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