The Top Ten Most Viewed Chronicles Posts Of The Year…

With the year quickly winding to an end, it’s good to take a look back at the year and see how 2011 has turned-out. This year, I can proudly say that The Chronicles is as popular as it has ever been in its 3-years of existence. We have eclipsed well-over 3-million hits all-time a couple months back and December will probably close out as the best statistical month we  have ever had. Not bad for a site that does zero advertising and has a very devoted audience of mostly Honda-owners, right? I normally do a Top Ten Hondas of the year and that will come in a couple days, but I felt like this time would be good to reflect and take a look back at the most popular posts of the year. This stats are slightly skewed because viewers don’t have to always click on a particular post to see it, but it’s hard to dispute 365 days worth of viewing and clicking time. These are the ten most viewed (clicked) posts of the entire year on The Chronicles. With so much more traffic this year and a flurry of new viewers, it’s cool to see what posts probably attracted many of you to The Chronicles in the first place…

One post that omitted from the list is the link that takes people to The Chronicles Storefront. The storefront link has no bearing on the posts or content on the site so it’s not necessary to include it. I was pretty surprised by some of the results. I mean, the most viewed are usually because they contain some sort of drama or situation that is bigger than the site itself but it’s surprising to see some posts that were completely drama-free and actually dealt with what this site was about in the first place; cars, Hondas in particular…

I’ve attached the links to the original posts as well so you can view them if you missed them during the year, or just weren’t a regular viewer of The Chronicles at that time…

We’re going to start from bottom to top (10-1) with number one being the most clicked on post of 2011…I’m sure some of you can already imagine which post it was, haha…

10. The Chronicles Top Ten Hondas of 2010…#1…

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I wasn’t at all surprised by this….If anything, the whole Top Ten Hondas concept has been one of the most popular ideas on this site. I was a little surprised by how the #1 selection ended-up being the least viewed out of the three posts. I guess you can just chalked that up to there being more reading content on the other two posts that contained choices 2-10, and with them being image-heavy, people probably clicked on those to view that post individually. With the number one selection, there wasn’t as much reading content nor images to load so it was easier to view just on the site itself…

It’s good to see that one of the most popular posts also contained two of the most popular builds of 2010…

9. “You Should See This…”

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This was popular because it dealt with all automotive enthusiasts in general and not just Honda guys. It was one of the most talked about events during the early part of the year and  showed just how incredibly stupid some people can be. The ordeal took place at an M&M Donuts meet down in Anaheim, CA and had to do with a kid who apparently was going after some guy who had stolen his wheels. I know, it sounds like one of those stories where there is going to be a happy ending and the original owner getting his wheels back, but it had absolutely nothing to do with stolen wheels. The whole story went an entirely different direction when the kid decides to drive like a fucking maniac asshole in front of a police officer and then subsequently getting pulled over in the process and getting a thorough reaming from the police. It’s totally understandable that somebody would want to go after the person that may or may not have stolen his wheels, but to rage out in a parking lot full of people in front of the police was a fucking terribly idea. Stupidity and ignorance are two reasons why this post made it into the most viewed of 2011…

“Did I FUCKING stutter??!”….haha…

8. “It’s The Chronicles of a Mastermind Yo!!”…featuring Amy Fay and Chaba…

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This particular post makes the list because there are a lot of perverts on the internet…and many of them are fans of The Chronicles…haha. Amy Fay was definitely one of the “it” girls of 2011 in our import automotive community as was Chaba, so it’s not wonder why a post containing images of them ended up being one of the more clicked on posts of the year. I put the emphasis on Amy Fay because I spent a majority of the time at this shoot taking photos of her, while Tony and the It’s JDM Yo!! crew were shooting Chaba. It was a good day because well, it’s always good to try something new like shooting models, but also because I got a chance to see the twin Spirit Rei Odvias in-depth for the first time. I bet many of you didn’t even notice that there were cars there in the post until I mentioned it just now, but yes, there are actually photos of car shit in there. Amy Fay and Chaba are incredibly popular, even before they appeared on this site, so there were a lot of non-car enthusiasts/casual perverts Googling their names and ended-up over here. To this very day I still see the search terms “Amy Fay” and “Chaba” appear on my site. They were both a pleasure to work with so I’m very happy that they were two of the most viewed people on The Chronicles for 2011…

7. The Chronicles Top Ten Hondas of 2011…10-6…

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This post ends up on number 7 on the list because it was the post that kicked-off the 2010 Top Ten Hondas list. People were interested in seeing who was on the list, in hopes of trying to figure out who would fill out the rest of the list so there’s no doubt why it was popular. With guys like Ejay Adriano and his DA Integra, DPK David, Phil Robles, RC Chacon, Kane Chan, and Arn Reyes, it should have been an easy choice to be one of the more viewed posts of 2011. Just thinking back now, man, that was quite a list of characters last year with some pretty fucking amazing builds…it’s going to be hard to top that list with all the talent that was on it…

6. The Rywire ITR Build…Part 4…

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This was the surprise pick of the list…Man, it just shows you how much anticipation there is for this build and how many enthusiasts have their eyes peeled on the build-up of Rywire’s Integra Type R. I made this post literally 14 days ago and it instantly shot right up to the top of the list at the number 6 position. It took an entire year for a majority of these clicks to be compiled for the rest of this list and this one singular post shot right up to the top in a mere two weeks time…fucking amazing. I had no idea how crazy people were over this build until the post itself broke my single day record at just over 10,300 hits. It’ll be interesting to see how many people stick around to see the completion of this build in 2012…

5. Wekfest 2011 Weekend…Part 5…The Finale…

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The winner of the most misleading position on this list easily goes to this post. Now you may be wondering why I am saying this, considering how popular Wekfest is and how it’s one of the most anticipated annual events in our community. I get that, I too am a fan of the Wekfest series and I could understand why a particular post about one of their events I covered would be up at the top of this list. Just wait a second though….because this post is up here for a reason totally unrelated to Hondas, cars, or maybe even Wekfest. Part 5 of the Wekfest SF coverage sits at number 5 on the most viewed posts of the year because of a photo I got of a particular nip-slip from a very popular import model. People have been waiting to see these nips for years now and on that fateful day at Wekfest SF 2011, a unicorn shot out of the sky and in it’s haste, blew Christine Mendoza’s shirt aside and graced The Chronicles audience of something they have longed to see. It’s the sole reason as to why I am linked to Freeones, a very popular pRon forum where people have been hunting down photos of Christine Mendoza forever…You’re welcome perverts!!…

4. Attention!! Help Wanted…

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I really wish this post would have helped us out when we needed it to….I’m happy to say that we have some very thoughtful friends and enthusiasts out there who were willing to help us repost this link everywhere during 2011. We had all been hanging out, eating dinner one night when Darryl from DPK’s Diamond Black Volk CE28s were stolen out of the car of DPK Jared’s daily driver. We were in utter shock when we found out what happened when we went back to our cars and I came home and immediately made a post regarding the matter. It was great that it got so much feedback throughout the web and people helped post up the link everywhere, but unfortunately, the wheels were never recovered…Man, it would have been great if I could have come back and had a happy ending to this story but alas, nothing turned-up…

3. The Chronicles Top Ten Hondas of 2010…5-2…

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I’m a firm believer that this post trumped the previous two posts consisting of the Top Ten Hondas of 2010 purely due to international influence. Yonas Liu’s Honda Civic show/drag/track car hit the list at number 5 and was more than deserving of the accolade. With him came a lot of fans of his and fellow enthusiasts from Australia that helped bring an international audience to The Chronicles. Since then, even Yonas has become a fan of the site and I speak to him regularly on Facebook about all his adventures. While he deserves a lot of the credit, it’s hard to deny the popularity of ATS Garage and Bisimoto Engineering for casting a bright light on this post, leading it into the 3rd most clicked-on of 2011…

2. Exclusive Content…The Bisimoto Engineering 2012 Honda Civic SEMA Build Revealed…

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I expected this to be right at the top because it was the previous owner of the record for single hits in a day on The Chronicles. It’s pretty wild to see how the Rywire build came in and took the record away two months later but as you can see by the seeding, there were more clicks by year’s end for the Bisimoto 2012 Civic build. One of the great things about being friends with Bisi Ezerioha and his wife Hedi  is that they always give me first dibs every year on their SEMA builds. Last year, I was lucky enough to get the first public photos of the Bisimoto CR-Z and in 2011, I had the opportunity to provide the build-up of their 2012 Civic Si coupe. This build was more significant for me personally because I was there for a big chunk of the build and even had a chance to help out here and there with the completion of it. There was very little information as to what Bisimoto Engineering had planned for SEMA and in response, there was a lot of feedback when this completed build hit the web in November. I was more than pleased with the results and even more pleased to see that it hit just a broad audience of people that weren’t limited to just viewers of The Chronicles. Hate it or love it, you gotta understand that whatever Bisi is working on, there is always a ton of people waiting to see what he comes up with next…

Now, for the number one most viewed post of 2011 on The Chronicles….

It’s probably what you expected it to be. And it’s also drama-related like I stated in the beginning, that’s why it’s here at number 1…

1. This is awesome…and stupid… aka the “Get Da Fuck Outta My Cahhhh!!!!” girl and the tale of the CR-X that wasn’t her’s…

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This was just absolutely mind-numbingly awesome…and also totally and utterly retarded…haha. I don’t think you guys grasp just how noteworthy this post was in our community. The Bisimoto 2012 SEMA reveal is number two on the list, but this post DOUBLED the number of clicks that it generated, just based purely on some stupid kids…haha. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you probably remember this sticker that I made…

Oh man, I fucking cashed-in on that shit so bad…haha. It was just the perfect sticker for that perfect moment in time when this was trending all over the world. You guys can click on the link to see the original story if you missed it, but the basic story behind it is this; a guy shows up to a Honda meet in Washington spots his CR-X that was stolen and decides to hop into the car, with his own keys, and take the CR-X back. Well, the girl that apparently bought it from whoever stole the car, goes completely fucking ape shits and just unloads on the dude verbally, attempting to get the guy out of his car. Her friends come in and start punching the guy through the window, and mayhem ensues… It’s such a crazy story that you can’t even make that kind of shit up. The YouTube videos for it were absolutely hilarious so I just had to make a sticker documenting the event. I don’t know what happened at the end, and I could honestly care less, but it’s proof that stupid bullshit trumps ALL. Haha. I created this site three years ago and I can honestly say that I’ve turned it into something great, but it doesn’t matter, because random ass people from all over the world only come on here to watch a crazy broad scream at some dude while other dudes are punching him to get a beat-up CR-X back….AMAZING.

“GET DA FUCK OUTTTTAAA MAH CAAAAAHHH!!!!!”

Haha, thanks for looking…

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