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Web Spotlight: UnitedStangs.com, Drama Free Mustang Forum


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From time to time we will be doing a spotlight feature on certain Mustang websites to give you an inside look at what each community is about along with what they have to offer to you the Mustang fan.  This time we are putting the spotlight on a fast growing Mustang community  UnitedStangs.com which is owned and operated by Marc Hill, a Chief Master Sergeant (E9) in the United States Air Force with almost 25 years active duty military service.  For Marc who is currently stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan UnitedStangs.com is his home away from home after leaving his 2004 Cobra behind once he got orders to leave for Japan.

Marc's Cobra is 1 of 281 Competition Orange Coupes. The Cobra dynoed near 500 HP to the rear wheels.  So to fill the void of driving his Cobra, Marc put 100% of his off time into tweaking UnitedStangs.com to become one of the most popular mustang sites around.  With a site that is only 3 years old, it continues to grow at an alarming rate (almost 1,300 members last year alone and 120 members in the month of January this year…averaging 500+ members/guests visits every day). What makes this site so different than a lot of other mustang sites is how user-friendly it is.  This means that everyone is treated with respect on United Stangs. Marc and his staff pride themselves in treating every single member as a human being and not just a screen name on United Stangs.  Not only does each member get an automated delivery message welcoming them to the site when they register, Marc personally welcomes every single member the day they join the site.

United Stangs is a PG-rated site and Marc likes it that way.  He frequently refers to United Stangs as the “Drama Free Zone” of Mustang sites on the web.  Marc says, “I don’t allow any bashing or belittling of any member on my site.  This is why you can be 16 or 60 years old and enjoy United Stangs.  We are one big family here.”

Marc believes in giving back to his members.  United Stangs frequently has contests on best avatars, best signature blocks, best looking mustangs, etc.  Marc gives away cash, prizes, decals, T-Shirts and even mustang parts.  Just last year Marc gave away $400 in new mustang parts from a sponsor (gears, shifter, and clutch quadrant).  In the upcoming months, Marc has told me he will be giving away more mustang parts from two of his major mustang sponsors.  No special requirements to be eligible to win.  You could be a member with 10 posts or a member with 25,000+ posts (yes, they have members like this and more than one) and win hundreds of dollars in mustang parts.   Even much larger mustang sites don’t do this for their members.

United Stangs has a big military following as well.  Military personnel from all over the world and deployed in some of the most dangerous places on this planet still find time to log-in to United Stangs.  Marc said when he was in Iraq, that United Stangs was a way to keep in contact with his friends.  And his members care for the military members!  One of United Stangs’ members (TSgt Christopher Frost) lost his leg in Iraq last year.  His Humvee ran over an estimated 700 pound roadside bomb.  Marc started a campaign on United Stangs to collect money to convert his 2005 Mustang GT manual transmission into an automatic so he would not have to sell it. United Stangs called it the “Frosty Fund”.  Marc took it upon himself to spread this campaign all over the mustang sites on the web.  He personally tracked this fund on every single site.  The campaign was posted on near 20 mustang sites.  The fund has risen over $8K+ to date.  This is what United Stangs is about…taking care of its members.  Marc said, “He lost his leg in Iraq doing convoy duties and serving his country. I did the same convoy duties back in 2005 and know exactly what dangers it involves.”  Marc received a Bronze Star for his actions in Iraq.  He said, “Your life is on the line every time you step into the “Red Zone” over there.”  Frosty is currently doing very good in rehab. He is making plans to have his mustang turned into a automatic beast!  There will be a full write up on United Stangs about the transformation.


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Comments (10)
  1. "Proud to be a member"

    Just wanted to congratulate Marc for having a great site. being a member since it's inception, the site has become better and better. The people are great and helpful. It was an inspiration for myself to start a Mustang site in our area. Congrats Marc!
    www.southtexasstangs.com
     
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  2. "Thank You"

    Thank you for posting this on Mustang Blog!!! I spend most of my time behind the scenes on United Stangs keeping the Mods & Hacks updated and finding new ones for our members to use. I try to make the site as easy as possible to navigate. Not everyone is an internet junkie...LOL
    Thank you again for posting this on the Best Damn Mustang Information Site out there :)
    Brian
    AKA Bulldog Stang
     
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  3. "Thanks!"

    I want to thank Matt and MustangBlog.com for running a story on UnitedStangs.com! I work very hard on the site to make it a great site for everyone to visit. If you are tired of the drama on some mustang sites, please visit us at www.UnitedStangs.com! We welcome all of you!
    Marc
    United Stangs Site Owner
     
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  4. "Proud Partner Site"

    Marc, congratulations man! I'm going to have to follow in your footsteps and see if I can get some recognition as well. :D You definitely deserve the exposure. Thanks for letting your website be my websites big brother. haha...
     
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  5. "Congrats Marc"

    Marc is a member on PennMustangs.com as well. He currently is the Car of the Month winner for February. Congratulations again Marc. www.PennMustangs.com to read about his car.
     
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  6. "Proud to be a Partner Site to United Stangs"

    Marc, I would like to send out a Congrats to you and all of the United Stangs members for this recognition. You have been a great mentor by teaching myself how to run an honorable site and how important partner sites are to form a quality network. You are an excellent leader as you help out other sites to set a standard code of conduct.
    Your Partner site,
    www.MilitaryTuners.com
     
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  7. "Awesome!"

    Way to go Marc! If anyone deserves it you do!
     
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  8. "Thanks"

    That you for this post on mustang blog! I spend most of my free time making signatures for US, and its great. I love helping them members of the site by making them custom signatures that they like, and support.
     
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  9. "Congrats to you Mark"

    Congrats Marc! I have spent a lot of time visiting mustang forums and blogs and your website is definitely one of my favorite.
     
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  10. This is a cool site
     
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