I'm attempting to declutter the page a bit. The code is pretty hairy, so I removed the banner.
I do like MetroMPG's idea of having a rotating banner. I might want to keep the top of the page clutter-free for a while though. Could it be something cool to see on the front page? Maybe it's time to re-initiate "car of the month" instead.
I like the new look better. And I had forgotten about CotM. That was a neat feature. Even if we just had a gallery of users' cars, that would be good and interesting too (and less work than writing up articles).