Let me invite all vintage car enthusiasts - any, to the newly formed Facebook group you can find <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1932/8043/files/200721_ODSTOUPENI_BEZ_UDANI_DUVODU__EN.pdf?v=1595428404" data-gt-href-en="https://en.notsofunnyany.com/">here</a>. The group was created as a bridge between the pages, YouTube channel and exclusive content. We can discuss everything related to historic vehicles, but also gasoline and the like. The rules of the group are simple, any inappropriate behavior is punished by an instant ban forever, because if you do it once, you will do it again.
It has been three weeks since reporter Ms. Kubisová and her cameraman visited my exhibition. And today, a small part of the meeting was broadcast on the program News from the Regions. If you missed them, you can watch the entire report <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1932/8043/files/200721_ODSTOUPENI_BEZ_UDANI_DUVODU__EN.pdf?v=1595428404" data-gt-href-en="https://en.notsofunnyany.com/">here</a>. I admire the editors who were able to cut the approximately one-hour report into a two-minute and meaningful report. I just hope it was of some use and that it breaks down the barrier between me and the property owners / real estate agents. I know of several spaces in our city where it would be possible to run an exhibition, but the reluctance to communicate with me is admirable.
Although the poll that took place on the YouTube channel showed an interest in publishing podcasts from the audience, I decided not to publish podcasts on YouTube. Although podcast listeners have been found on Youtube, there are far more on real podcast platforms, and since the publication on Youtube was done as part of a paid podcast service, it is not worthwhile for me to continue using the service. It's not the cheapest, and YouTube repost was the only thing I used from the premium features. So now you can find podcasts exclusively on podcast platforms, here on the website, or you can add podcasts to your favorite application via this url: https://dotknisedopravy.cz/feed/podcast/
For blind owners of the Eltrinex A1 acoustic device, an m3u file is available, which you just need to copy to the PodcastReader/PreStored directory after unpacking. You can have the file download here.
In the past weeks, I received an offer for premises that would perfectly meet the needs of the exhibition and not only that. I was also offered the loan of several foreign-made cars that are in a condition where they can be touched, i.e. especially paint defects. The exhibition would be in the premises of the former cowshed, some 200 m2 at a price of 2000 CZK per month, just for comparison, that's how much I pay in Těšín for a 3 by 4 meter garage. Everything could have been perfect, but the distance ruined the plans. Silesian Museum of Veterans namely, he opens his exhibition in the village of Sudice, which is almost 90 km from Těšín. And that's really too far and that's a terrible shame. A perfect collaboration could have worked between the Veterans Museum and Touch the Traffic, but moving to and from the exhibit would have been very time-consuming. However, it is not excluded that the cooperation with the newly emerging museum will not happen in the next few years, because the museum itself will be opened just a short distance from the place that was offered to me, and in the future its owner is planning his own premises. About everything, but in the end definitely distance again.
As you know from previous articles, I finance the entire exhibition from my own resources and if it weren't for the zeal and kindness of several people, it would have remained with only one car. And since I spend hours on the whole project, I decided to offer something for those of you who would like to see behind the scenes not only of the exhibition, but also of my life. So I created a profile on Pickey, on which I will publish exclusive content. You will be able to get to it in two ways. You either choose one of three subscription packages or you can unlock only the articles you really want to read. I will also post a public description for each paid article so you can decide whether you want to read it or not. You already have a lot to choose from and the prices are set to the lowest possible. If you choose to unlock only the articles you want, they will remain unlocked forever. Thank you for allowing me to continue to develop the Touch Transport project through exclusive content.
You may have noticed that page translations have disappeared. Due to the high workload of the translation plugin, I had to temporarily give up my own translations and was very reluctant to switch to the translation method that you will surely know from many websites. Through the widget, you can switch pages to several languages, including those into which the site has already been translated. I believe that in the future I will be able to come up with such a solution that will allow me to translate websites into my own words, until then Google Translate will be used to translate the website into other languages.
Thanks to the statistics on the website, I found out that the link to the offered services was not updated. Everything should be working now, but just to be sure, you can find the services offered <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1932/8043/files/200721_ODSTOUPENI_BEZ_UDANI_DUVODU__EN.pdf?v=1595428404" data-gt-href-en="https://en.notsofunnyany.com/">here</a>, sorry for the mistake.
In less than a year, I contacted a number of cities. Both those around Těšín and those further away, but unfortunately, the only thing cities can offer me are shops. That would probably not be a problem, but they are mostly not on the ground floor and that is a big problem for the purpose of the exhibition. But it doesn't matter, the world is not collapsing, so I will focus on other things that the exposition concerns and, above all, I will start fulfilling challenge, which I committed to yesterday. It will also be a long run, because I want to participate in historic vehicle gatherings, this year only in the vicinity of Těšín, next year I would also like Doksi and Panenský Týnec, but there will still be enough time to delve into the secrets of mechanics.
Since getting reasonable premises at a reasonable price is not possible in my area, I have three options. Either move somewhere where there are such spaces, ditch everything, or try to find investors. Since I don't really want to move all the way to the Czech Republic and it would be cowardly to give it up, I am starting to take the third route.