• Apr 8, 2009
We're not sure whether or not they had to go to Vermont to carry this out, but CarDomain has just purchased StreetFire. That brings the No. 1 and No. 2 social networks for auto enthusiasts under the same umbrella.
Each company will retain about a dozen workers at their separate HQs in Seattle and Los Angeles, respectively. Although CarDomain is technically acquiring StreetFire, it will be the latter's CEO Glenn Rogers who will be running the new hybrid. CarDomain founder and Chairman Alex Algard will retain his title in the new entity, and StreetFire backer, Lightspeed Venture Partners, gets a board seat for partner Jeremy Liew.

Although both companies have seen some recent layoffs, no more are planned, and the company reportedly expects to be in the black by this summer. The combined viewership for the two companies is four to five million uniques a month with another four million coming through the WidgetFire widget. We wish them the best.

You can read statements from Rob Einaudi and Nads after the jump.

[Source: TechCrunch]

CarDomain and StreetFire: Together at Last!
By Rob Einaudi
Editor-in-Chief

We've been buddies with the guys at StreetFire for several years now. We've partied with them at SEMA and run from the cops with them on Bullrun. They are serious gearheads and big time video geeks, and it's safe to say that in a few short years they built the best car video site on the web. So I'm pleased to announce that CarDomain and StreetFire are now one big happy family.

So what does that mean for CarDomain? It means that soon we'll have a much better video experience. It means that I should be able to talk John Naderi into blogging for us. And it means that together we're gonna be the biggest and best automotive enthusiast community on the interwebs.

Got any video on Streetfire? Post a link! Oh, and be sure to check out John's announcement over at StreetFire.


CarDomain Hearts StreetFire: An Online Match Made in Heaven
Posted: April 8th, 2009 | By: Estin

Attention StreetFire peeps. I am proud to report that we've hooked up with CarDomain. And when I say hooked up I mean a complete merger, total consummation and not just in a tawdry-back-alley-steamy-car-window sort of way. This could be the best thing since the skunkworks crew at Reese's put chocolate together with peanut butter or more appropriately since someone put LS6 heads on an LS1 block.

CarDomain not only rocks the automotive social networking world but their domain extension is so much cooler than ours (dot net – what the hell were we thinking!?). Don't worry though as this result of this union won't be some sort of hideous CarFire.org Frankensite mash-up. If anything it will be a more pleasing harmonious Liger hybrid. In short, we'll still continue to host the world's best automotive videos and now CarDomain can help us create and share our rides profiles more efficiently. Once we master this whole automotive social networking thing maybe we'll even start twitting. Tweeting? Hello, CarDomain, a little help?

Stay tuned!

Nads


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully they will do something creative with linking Car Pages to videos and possibly some video quality control.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will the unions be happy? ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think I'll stick with fquick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I myself have been working for Cardomain for a solid 5 or 6 months now, it's good to see this. Nice work guys!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I tried cardomain a few years back, I only checked the site a few times and I never went there back again. I keep getting emails that my page has been upgraded so I guess someone is uploading or doing something in my page.
        ghkcplus
        • 5 Years Ago
        You should try www.autoclubnation.com . they arent all corporate like the rest
      • 5 Years Ago

      So will it be "StreetDomain?" Because "CarFire" just doesn't have a good ring to it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yay! Now the owners of Civic's and Corolla's can argue over who's fart-can is louder on one site.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love streetfire. Cardomain just is a facebook for cars you get tired of seeing the same cars but its a great idea nonetheless I just find myself bored with the site very quickly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Streetfire kicks ass
      • 5 Years Ago
      great, to mediocre sites turn into one giant piece of ****
      • 5 Years Ago
      If YouTube commenters aren't stupid enough for you, head over to Car Domain, where you can see brilliant work such as, "yo,duude, hot Civic. how much dem rims cost u?," and "i got blinged up cAddy, how much bitchez you git in ur Z homey?"

      I'll pass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      someone cashed out with some decent "undisclosed sum"...
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