Coachbuilders International

alteregomc.com now offers Coachbuilders and New Automobile Manufacturers outside of the United States of America or its Holdings or Territories, the opportunity for membership in COACHBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL in one of several categories, based on the level of expertise chosen from among our classifications when application for membership is made.

We are establishing the credibility of the vocation, the industry, and, the people and shops involved in Coachbuilding or New Automobile Production. Integrity is the name of the game from start to finish.

About Membership in Coachbuilders International

A one year membership is at a varying cost depending upon the SKILL Classification you are qualified for. You may apply either an individual Builder, or, a Business. So long as our criteria is met for application, a person may list both his or her professional listing, as well as the listing of their business, and each are at a separate cost per year according to the SKILL Classification. Annual Membership comes due on the anniversary date of when the membership was first accepted and the listing placed on the appropriate Coachbuilder's Page on alteregomc.com.

Members who join from now through the end of April 2020 will be considered Charter Members, and, as such, no cost increases - should they occur over time, will ever be charged to Charter Members - so long as they continue their membership each year. Continuous membership for Charter Coachbuilder Members in any category, will be the same as they paid when joining.

For the annual fee each member is asked to write a narrative of fifty words or less about themselves or their business which we will post as a reference for those looking for a Coachbuilder outside of the USA. Contact information is not counted towards the narrative of fifty words.

About Terminology and Skill Classifications for Coachbuilders International

With very differing ideas of quality in contemporary trends in automobile "restoration" as well as the confusing, conflicting, and sometimes, totally random definitions and meanings of "Restoration" and "Coachbuilding," we have taken the liberty of refining the industry terminology, and, taken the responsibility of Leadership in the as-of-yet-to-be-after-all-these-decades Professional Network and Informational Indexes imperative for this Vocation of Coachbuilding and New Automobile Production.

We are in the hope that our terminology is picked up throughout the Coachbuilding world, so that all confusion and misunderstanding with terms and titles can be replaced with clear and meaningful terms that are useful to everyone.

If you are involved with a club or organization in the automotive field, we ask you to present our terms to your membership for a vote on accepting the terminologies we've defined and refined here on all of the Coachbuilder related Pages on alteregomc.com.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

We are counting on Coachbuilders to be honorable when choosing their Skill Level for Membership in Coachbuilders International. It would be regret-able, but, if we have evidence that the information in a membership listing is not factual, we will return any unused pro-rated portion of the membership fee to that member and ban that listing from Coachbuilders International and all other Coachbuilder Memberships here on alteregomc.com

If you are a Coachbuilder, we know you will feel simpatico with our high standards we are holding members to, and, that you will definitely not be offended by our disclosure about our rather strict protocols for this wonderful organization which has been needed since Coachbuilding depended on its horse power in a whole different way...

Brand New Coachbuilding Terminology for Excellence

We're introducing a "new" word to the world of Coachbuilding, and, we have coined this word "Arete" for our use in the new organization of Coachbuilding here on alteregomc.com.

"Arete" is a spectacular Greek word which means - the highest level of excellence - in all things.

Previously, all Coachbuilders - mostly called "Builders" for short (for interested readers new to all of this) didn't really have a title which revealed their level of skill. Until now, everyone has just been called "A Builder". We felt it was high time Builders had the respect they deserve along with having meaningful titles they have each earned.

We love the word "Arete" for its deep Philosophical meaning. Once you grasp that Arete goes beyond its definition of "the best of the best' in everything, you will also understand that it means reaching the highest potential.

Once you've met Arete, you never forget Arete.

Coachbuilding Terminology for Contemporary Trends

We also feel strongly that, while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the new trend of putting rusty cars on the road and calling them a restored car does a great disservice to Coachbuilding.

If you're reading this and you are a fan of what we term, "rusty rollers" we think you have the right to like that, but, know that rust is an unrelenting arch enemy to automobiles, and, we think such a vehicle left in that state of poor health - is just a crying shame - because its death warrant has been signed. Without appropriate intervention to save a rusty vehicle - it's a goner.

We had to give such vehicles a new terminology - "rusty ROLLERS" - because, some folks believe these vehicles are "restored" even if they don't run, for heavens sake! The only way to move them IS to roll them..

So as we'll give you the respect of your opinion and choice of what to do with your vehicles, so, we ask the same - the respect of having a different opinion, and, your respect for us choosing what we believe is proper in categorizing and classifying who and what should be allowed into membership in this Coachbuilders Organization.

We also like to believe that we'll warm your hearts, rusty roller folks, and that you will change your thinking about saving that old wonderful vehicle in question.

We are in the hope that this contemporary trend of rusty roller cars goes the way of the Nehru Jacket.

You don't know what a Nehru Jacket was? You didn't miss much.


SKILL CLASSIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN COACHBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL

CHOOSE ONLY ONE AND MAKE YOUR APPLICATION BY USING THE PAY BUTTON UNDERNEATH THE CLASSIFICATION WHICH DESCRIBES YOUR EXPERTISE.

You may apply both individually and as the owner of the shop under your classification, but, they are two separate applications, and, each membership is priced according to the SKILL LEVEL and is for a one year membership.

We literally scanned vocabulary everywhere to find the perfect word for the very ultimate level of Coachbuilding Skills, and, we were beside ourselves with joy at finding, "Arete".

Arete goes beyond the definition of excellence in all things as it is a word that really can't be described or defined due to its philosophical component, that, the excellence is so high, it can't be described in words but once a person becomes acquainted with the term, they just KNOW what it means in a deep mind and soul sort of way.

So now we've introduced you to the word that we choose to describe the Ultimate Expert in the field of Coachbuilding.

We honor the salted and seasoned hands of these Arete Coachbuilders who have attained experience that few have, and, who have stayed the course in their vocation for many decades, with perfection as their goal.

ARETE CLASSIFICATION SKILL REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP BELOW

You've owned your own Shop for at least twenty years (can have been under other names during this time - if this applies let us know telling us the other name(s))
It may not be a "Home Garage" Shop
You have been a Builder for twenty years or more
Each of your completed restorations meet all local, state, and federal safety standards and requirements
You use VERY minimalist amounts of filler
You at at an ARETE level working with metal
You can make obsolete parts yourself in your shop to OEM Specs
You can work on all parts of the chassis yourself
You can paint the vehicle to ARETE levels
Your finished restorations consistently each meet Concours d'Elegance Standards
At least one of your restorations must have won a major competition and you must tell us details about the award(s)
The award(s) must be for a very prestigious National or International Competition(s) - not small local shows
You never do rusty roller work
You must provide five to ten photos which you believe displays your ARETE level Skills in Coachbuiliding - five of these will appear in your listing profile in Coachbuilders of America
We might ask for more photos to verify your skill level
You must send a photograph of yourself which will appear on your Membership Profile
You must send one photograph of your Shop with the signage in view which will appear in your profile listing
Please send all of this information required to linda@alteregomc.com after you have made your membership payment below
Your anniversary date for membership will be the first day your profile for Coachbuilders of International appears here on alteregomc.com

BUY Membership - ARETE Coachbuilder International

Price: $125.00 Item- Membership - ARETE Coachbuilders International for One Year as an Individual CHARTER MEMBER

ARETE Classification SHOP SKILL Requirements for Membership

Your Shop Must have been in business for at least 20 years (you can have had your shop under different names in this time period - let us know if that applies - telling us the other name(s)
It may not be a "home garage" shop
All restorations completed at your shop meet all local, state, and federal safety requirements
You allow ONLY VERY minimalist amounts of filler
You, the Shop Owner, must meet ALL the criteria above listed for an Arete Coachbuilder - in other words you cannot just HAVE Arete Coachbuilders working FOR you in your shop - YOU must have the Arete expertise listed above for an individual, yourself
You must provide one to three photos of your Shop with the signage in view - one of these will appear in your SHOP Profile
You must provide a picture of yourself as Shop Owner - this will appear in your Shop Profile
You must provide five to ten photos of work done in your shop displaying your Arete Shop Skills - Five of these will be listed in your Shop Profile
We may ask for more photos to verify your ARETE Shop designation
After you have paid for your membership with the Pay Button provided, email linda@alteregomc.com with all of the information and photographs requested
In this email include your fifty word narrative about your shop, and, all of the contact information you want in your profile but the contact information does not count toward your fifty word minimum
Your membership anniversary date will be the first day your Shop Profile appears here on Coachbuilders International

BUY Membership - ARETE SHOP Membership in Coachbuilders International

Price: $125.00 Membership - ARETE SHOP Membership in Coachbuilders International for One Year as a CHARTER MEMBER


Master Builder Classification Requirements for Membership

You must have had your own Shop for at least ten years
It is not a "home garage" shop
All restorations completed at your Shop meet all local, state, and federal safety requirements
You use minimalist amounts of filler
You yourself can make obsolete parts in your shop to OEM Standards
You can work on all components of the chassis yourself
You can paint vehicles to Master Builder Levels
Your finished restorations consistently each meet Concours d'Elegance Standards
you never do rusty roller work
You must provide five to ten photos verifying your Master Builder Skills - Three of these will appear in your profile listing
We may ask for additional photos to verify your Master Builder Level Expertise
You must send a photo of your Shop with the signage in view - it will appear in your profile listing
You must send a photo of yourself which will appear in your profile listing
After you have paid for your membership with the pay Button below, email linda@alteregomc.com with all of the information and photos requested including your fifty word narrative for your profile
Be sure to include all of the contact information you want to appear on your profile but this does not count toward your fifty word minimum
The anniversary date for your membership will be the first date your profile appears here on this page

BUY Membership - Master Builder Coachbuilders International

Price: $100.00 Membership - Master Builder Individual Membership to Coachbuilders International for One Year as a CHARTER MEMBER

Master Builder Membership Coachbuilders International SHOP SKILL Requirements

Your Shop must have been in business for at least ten years (it could have been under another name( or names in that time and if so let us know the other name(s)
It must not be a "home garage" shop
All restorations completed at your shop must meet all local, state, and federal safety regulations
You must only use minimal amounts of filler
You, as the Shop owner, must meet all of the requirements listed above for a Master Builder - in other words - YOU must be a Master Builder yourself, and, not just have Master Builders working for you
You must provide three photos of your Shop with the Signage in view - one of these will appear in your profile
You must send one photo of yourself as Shop owner which will appear on your profile
You must provide five to ten photos verifying your Master Builder Level Shop Skills three of which will appear in your profile
Send all requested photos along with your fifty word narrative about your shop and all of the contact information you want to appear in your profile which does not count toward the fifty word minimum to linda@alteregomc.com
The Anniversary date of your membership will be the first day your profile appears here on this Page

BUY Membership - Master Builder Coachbuilders International SHOP

Price: $100.00 Membership-Master Builder SHOP Membership in Coachbuilders International for One Year as a CHARTER MEMBER


Custom Coachbuilder International Classification Requirements for Membership

You must have had a Shop for at least three years
It is not a "home garage" shop
When completely building a vehicle you do not leave parts in disrepair- with rust or body damage at the completion of the project
the engine must run properly as the obvious completion of a vehicle build
At the project completion the vehicle must be completely painted
However, as a component of your work - you may specialize in specific areas without a full build - such as top chops, body sectioning, channeling, flared fenders, etc as a few examples
You never do rusty roller work
You must send a photo of your Shop with the signage in view which will appear in your profile
You must send a photo of yourself which will appear in your profile
You must send five to ten photos verifying your Custom Coachbuilder Skills Two of which will appear in your profile
We may request additional photos to verify your Custom Coachbuilding Skills
After paying for your membership with the Pay Button below, send all of the requested photos along with your fifty word narrative and all of the contact information you want listed which does not count toward your fifty word minimum to linda@alteregomc.com
The Anniversary date of your membership is the first day we list your profile here on this page

BUY Membership - Custom Coachbuilders International INDIVIDUAL

Price: $75.00 Membership-Custom Coachbuilder Individual Annual Membership in Coachbuilders International as a CHARTER MEMBER

Custom Coachbuilder International SHOP Membership Classification Requirements

You must have had the Shop for at least three years
It must not be a "home garage" shop
You, yourself, must have the skill sets named above in the Individual criteria for membership as a Custom Coachbuilder - in other words, YOU yourself must be a Custom Coachbuilder not just have Custom Coachbuilders working for you
Again, you and your Shop must meet all of the criteria listed above for individual membership
please send all of the photos required above for your shop along with your Shop narrative of fity words or less and all of the contact information you want listed which does not count toward the fifty word limit to linda @alteregomc.com
The anniversary date of your shop membership will be the first day your Shop Profile appears on this page

BUY Membership - Custom Coachbuilders International SHOP

Price: $75.00 Membership-Custom Coachbuilder SHOP Annual Membership in Coachbuilders International as a CHARTER MEMBER


Novice Coachbuilders International Classification Requirements for Membership Below

You must have had your own Shop for at least a year
It must not be a "home garage" shop
You must meet all of the criteria listed above for a CUSTOM INDIVIDUAL membership
the only difference between yourself and a person qualified for membership as a Custom Member is that you have only had your shop for a year or more and NOT three years or more
Please read all of the requests for photos and information and send them to linda@alteregomc.com
Your photo, your shop photo, and, one of your five to ten photos verifying your Novice Skill will appear on your profile
The anniversary date of your membership is the day your profile first appears on this Page

Novice Coachbuilders International Individual Membership Join Below

BUY Membership - Novice Coachbuilders International

Price: $50.00 Membership - Novice Coachbuilder Annual Membership in Coachbuilders International as a CHARTER MEMBER

Novice Coachbuilders International SHOP Classification Requirements below

Your Shop must meet all of the Qualifying Criteria for a Custom Shop
Please read all of that criteria listed above
The only difference between you and a Custom Shop is that your Shop has been in business for one year or more and not three years or more
Please send all of the photos and information requested in the Custom Membership criteria
Your Shop Profile will include a photo of yourself, a photo of your Shop with the signage in view, and, one of the five to ten photos you will send to verify your Novice Shop Skills

BUY Novice Membership - Coachbuilders International SHOP

price: $50.00 Membership - Novice Coachbuilder SHOP Annual Membership in Coachbuilders International as a CHARTER MEMBER


We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, and, if a member of any of our Coachbuilding "Societies" is found to have been fraudulent in their narrative in their listing on the Coachbuilder Network, we will refund the unused portion of the membership fee, if any, and ban that person or that business from membership. It would be very regret-able, and we hope that is never necessary.

This is in an effort to protect the integrity of Coachbuilders, to separate these experts in their field, and, banner them.

We honor the salted and seasoned hands of our Builders across our big blue planet, and, we also honor the endeavors of the people and their businesses who want to both utilize their skill set, and, offer them parts, products, and services, as they tenderly breathe new life into the automobiles which have played an important part of each of our individual and collective histories, no matter where in the world we call, "home".

With Warmest of Regards from Our Hearth, Home, and Shop to Yours Across the Miles,

Linda & Johann


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