How much does it cost to join?
MadWhips.com is free to use.
What is a Whip?
When the steering wheel was first put into use in automobiles, it was called the "whip". The whip is what you used to control the horses on a stagecoach, hence the analogy. Many years later, various hip hop artists noticed that the Mercedes-Benz logo resembled a steering wheel. They then proceeded to use the old term "whip" to describe any Mercedes-Benz vehicle. The term has now been generalized to classify any expensive automobile.
Wikipedia states a Whip may also refer to an automobile.
What exactly is an album on MadWhips?
An album is a collection of photos. You can create albums with one or more photos of one car, or of several cars. You can also add the following additional information to your album:
- Make and Model
- Capture Date
- City, State, or Country info
- Description and any other pertinent details
- Descriptors under specific photographs in your album
What is a ‘Classified’ Album?
A Classified Album is an album that has the Make and Model information attached to it. Only Classified Albums link to our Main Makes Menu.
How many photos can I upload to my account?
You can upload as many photos as you like to your account. There is a limit however, to album size, and the number of pictures you can upload at once. The maximum photos per album is 500. You can upload upto 200 photos at any one time to an album.
How do I get my photos to show up from the Main Makes Menu?
Only Classified albums show up from the Main Makes Menu. Your album can be browsed via the Main menu based on what Make, Model and Generation information attached to it.
What is the Classify Tool, and what do I use it for?
You do not have to classify your album when you create it. You can create an unsorted album with 50 different cars if you are in a hurry, and classify some of those cars later using the ‘Classify’ tool. With the classify tool, you can at any time create new smaller albums that are organized by Make and Model. For example you may have gone to a car show and taken a 100 photos of several different cars. You can load all 100 at one shot into an unclassified album. You can then take the 10 pictures that you took of the Lamborghini Murcielago that was there, and create a new album classified as a Murcielago. This new album, as it now has Make information can be browsed to via the Makes Menu
What if I don’t know what kind of car it is?
You can still upload your photos into an unsorted album. You can always come back to it in the future if you do find out what car it is, and classify it then. Other users on the site may also be able to identify the car for you.
How do I get my albums to get featured on the front page?
The site admins promote albums to the front page based on what they think would be of interest to the site visitors. Albums get promoted based on good quality photographs or exciting cars, with interesting details.
Is there a way users can add photos to existing albums?
When you are looking at an album that belongs to you, to the right your Album Title, you will see an 'Upload' tab.
That will let you upload more photos to that album.
How long are my pictures going to be displayed on MadWhips for?
At MadWhips your submissions are highly valued and we take the responsibility of storing and showcasing your pictures very seriously. Your pictures will always be available, and easily accessible. Even 20 years from now, when a conversation comes up about that insane Lamborghini you once spotted while on vacation, you can quickly pull up the photo(s).
I have pictures of a Make or Model that is not currently in your Main Makes Menu. How do I add a new Make or Model?
Currently only the site admins can add new Make and Model data. If you have photos of a make or model that does not exist, upload your pictures into an unclassified album, and send a quick email to the MadWhips team with the new make and model information.
How soon after I upload my pictures will they be visible to viewers on the site?
What is Car Spotting?
Think of car spotting as the equivalent of the paparazzi photographing celebrities. They photograph them profusely, and everywhere. Car spotting is no different. People all around the world love to take and see candid pictures of cool especially modified and exotic cars! MadWhips lets you upload all your awesome car photos online for everyone to enjoy for a long time.
Are there any car photos that you will not accept?
For obvious reasons we cannot display copyrighted (or stolen) photographs. For everyone’s benefit, please only upload car photos that you took or that you have express permission to upload.
Why was my account suspended?
Users that routinely break any of our policies will have their account suspended.
What is a‘Modified’ car?
A modified car is a car that is not stock. A car is not stock if any part or component on it was changed (or added) after it left the factory. Modified cars are very much an expression of the owner’s personality (and wallet.)
What is an ‘exotic’ car?
An exotic car is a rare, often very high-performance and high-end premium automobile. The most well-known exotic manufacturers are Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche. Most people would agree that not all Porsches are not exotics. In many parts of the worlds cars like 911s and Cayennes are very common. There are also several lesser known exotic car marques like Pagani and Koenigsegg that make super exotic automobiles.
What’s the most exotic car on the road?
The Bugatti Veyron is by far the most sophisticated exotic car one can reasonably conceive of spotting on the road today. Granted there are rarer cars, and more expensive cars, and perhaps a faster car or two, but the odds that you are going to come across a production car that is all three i.e. rarer AND more expensive AND faster on a public road any where is ZERO.
In our estimation, a close second (or arguably a tie for first) would be a McLaren F1. Keep your eyes (and ears) open and cameras ready for one of these ultra-rare spots.
What information should I add to my user page?
Users are free to add whatever information they would like to their profile pages. You can put a brief description of yourself, your camera, your favourite sportscar, or even your favourite movie. The more creative you are (and the better photos you take) the more fans, and profile views, you will get.