Professional Carwashing & Detailing

A trip down <i>PCC Online</i> memory lane

October 11, 2010

It’s hard to believe that Professional Car Care Online™ (PCC Online), originally called Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online, has been up and running for 10 years.

We’ve been through a multitude of changes in these past years and have adapted to modifications in technology, trends, consumer preferences, and carwash news.

Take a moment to stroll down memory lane with us and look back over the past 10 years to see just how far we’ve come.

1995
10/1/1995 – Professional Carwashing & Detailing® launched its website Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online (www.carwash.com).

1999
1/1/1999 – PCC Online launched its bi-weekly e-News mailing service.

2000
5/30/2000 – Professional Carwashing e-News online registration requirement was eliminated.

6/20/2000 – Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online redesigned and re-launched its website after more than six months of development.

2001
4/10/2001 – More than 106,000 different visitors logged on to Carwash Online, shattering the website’s previous record of 52,639.

5/15/2001 – Professional Carwashing e-News announced the beginning of a weekend electronic publication and product showcase, designed to provide technical articles and allow manufacturers to inexpensively bring products to market.

9/25/2001 – Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online and PC&D joined the national effort to help those devastated by the September 11 terrorist attacks on America by creating “Aiding the Effort” — an international campaign that raised funds for the victims of the terrorist attacks.
“Aiding the Effort” was promoted on Professional Carwashing e-News.

2002
1/3/2002 – PC&D launched the Internet edition of its print directory, Professional Carwashing & Detailing 2002 Online Buyers Guide & Directory of Industry Suppliers.

1/15/2002 – Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online began offering high-response “pop-up” banner ads designed to attract viewer attention.

2/26/2002 – Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online topped more than 400,000 pages viewed in January of that year.

2003
2/13/2003 – The Professional Carwashing & Detailing e-News service broke the 10,000 “opt-in” subscriber mark.

4/24/2003 – Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online was re-branded as Professional Car Care Online™ (PCC Online), and Professional Carwashing e-News was re-branded as Professional Car Care e-News™.

12/16/2003 – California e-News subscribers were allowed to keep receiving the e-News thanks to a federal anti-spam law signed by President Bush.

2004
1/29/2004 – PCC Online announced that PC&D would offer free subscriptions to American Clean Car readers, a competing magazine which ceased publication.

4/22/2004 – The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) made PCC Online’s headlines available on its website.

7/15/2004 – Total user visits for PCC Online reached over 500,000.

7/27/2004 – PCC Online and PC&D formed an advertising partnership with Google, Inc. to provide targeted product announcements to website visitors.

10/19/2004 – The Mid Atlantic Carwash Association (MCA) made the Professional Car Care e-News™ headlines available on its website.

12/2/2004 – PCC Online website traffic logged a total of 953,123 user visits compared to the previous 735,984 visits in late 2003.

2005
1/4/2005 – Traffic on PCC Online hit the 1 million mark.

2/1/2005 – National Trade Publications, Inc., publisher of PC&D and PCC Online changed its name to NTP Media.

9/22/2005 – PCC Online announced the winner of its 10th anniversary celebration contest.

11/1/2005 – PCC Online’s 10th anniversary!