What is Ranleys?
Ranleys is an online resource built by volunteer contributors, all coming together collectively to share their knowledge and expertise around cars. Approved contributors can update information as needed, so we can catalog and preserve hard to find information, or just information in general that other car enthusiasts might find of interest.
How it works
Ranleys works very much like Wikipedia except only approved contributors are able to add and update information. This ensures the information presented is complete, accurate and interesting. Information added to the database is freely available to anyone that visits the website. Errors or inaccuracies can be flagged by regular web visitors.
Why it matters
Ranleys is about sharing useful information and knowledge around cars in an effort to help car enthusiasts worldwide.
Preservation of information
There are millions of car enthusiasts across the globe, each with their own interests and levels of experience and expertise.
This ranges from dreamers to everyday owners, those that tinker in the shed on the weekend and those who restore, collect and repair cars that they are deeply passionate about – without forgetting of course those who work in the automotive industry as well. Many enthusiasts have dedicated years or even decades of their lives working with certain cars and we need to ensure that knowledge is preserved.
One of the biggest problems on the web is the sheer amount of misinformation. Unlike Wikipedia where anyone can alter the information, our objective is to only allow approved contributors with extensive knowledge, publish information to the site. Ideally this will ensure the information provided is not only complete but more importantly accurate.
There’s a lot of great information on the web about cars, but most of that information is scattered around all over the place. It can be incredibly time consuming having to browse dozens of websites, social media pages and forums to find information that should be readily accessible. Ranleys aims to build the biggest and most comprehensive vehicle database on the web to help people find what they’re looking for quickly and easily.
How you can help
For now there are two ways you can help.
- Apply to become a contributor. Contributors are able to add, update and remove site information independently. To become a contributor, you’ll need to request consideration by submitting an application. Before applying, it’s important to note the following –
- Contributors are expected to have extensive knowledge about certain vehicles.
- We don’t just approve anyone and we pre-qualify all applicants heavily.
- Become a Sponsor. Ranleys is run by a very small team of 3 people. You can help us continue to grow and share your products and services with the car community by advertising your business.
For more information about becoming a sponsor or applying to become a contributor, be sure to read the following information here.
Have a question?
If you’d like to get in touch, then contact us.