June 25, 2021
It’s been a long time coming and boy has it been a ride to get this site back up and going. TOH is finally live and I couldn’t be happier with all the help we’ve received along the way. Originally created by Ellen Emerson in 2004, Thisoldhonda.org grew to be a fundamental website in connecting Honda/Acura owners together, before Facebook or smart phones ruled the land. Her original format was basic, easy and most importantly FREE. When I bought the rights to her website in 2014, I wanted to give it the refresh it deserved. Seeing how mega websites like Craigslist and Ebay grew to accommodate easier access for people to post their parts, TOH sat quiet and dormant. With the courageous efforts and time put in by John Turk, TOH was reborn in 2017 through Hondaroots.com. It worked and stayed active for a while, but ultimately ran into hosting issues and constant updates that broke the site. We struggled to keep it alive. Life just happens.
Fast forward to 2020, I finally saved up enough on the side to reinvest into the site and strip it completely down, restarting with a purchased base engine that would handle what TOH needed. Not only is the site still free, but most importantly works with today’s tablets and phones. Easily updated, readily adaptable, the site is here to stay. I appreciate your time and commitment with TOH and I hope we can help thousands reconnect again through Ellen’s original vision to help restore and build your classic Honda. There is more to come!