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Autocade aims to inform the motoring press and car enthusiasts and is a database treated as a publication in terms of accuracy, editing and editorial integrity.

The original pages on Autocade were the work of branding expert, publisher and typeface designer Jack Yan and, therefore, focus more on his lifetime (from the 1970s on). The tweaks to the home page displaying random models and other PHP edits were by Peter Jobes.

What this site isn’t meant to do

Autocade is not meant to replace Wikipedia or the specialist car sites dedicated to selected makes or models. Wikipedia, for example, has lengthy pieces on selected models—Autocade seeks to provide primarily summaries, akin to a dictionary. The decision of the publisher is final when it comes to disputes.

It’s also not meant to replace buyers’ guides such as, Edmunds or The Red Book in Australia, nor information sites such as Global Auto Index.

Autocade may best be thought of as a research supplement to the above.

Like Global Auto Index, Autocade attempts to take the home market information as the base, adding export details on to that. It is not biased toward any one country. Many other sites are, naturally, biased toward the location of their owner or the writer.

This site attempts to be global. A British car should be written with a British viewpoint, with other markets treated as export ones; similarly, a Japanese car should be written with a Japanese viewpoint. Hence, there is an entry for the ‘Nissan Sunny (B14)’, but no entry for a ‘Nissan Sentra (B14)’—Sunny was the home-market name; Sentra was merely used on exports.

Links to relevant specialist pages off-site are welcome.

Creative Commons and copyright

Most images used on this site are believed to fall under the fair use defence in copyright disputes and are strictly for educational and informative purposes only. The majority are press photographs from a publisher’s archives. However, Autocade will remove any images that are subject to a copyright dispute.

All written content on this site is governed by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-profit 3·0 licence.

Please attribute used content to Autocade and, whenever possible, provide a link back to either the home page URL or the specific page you have copied from.

JY&A Media, as the initiator and majority contributor to this site, reserves the right to reproduce Autocade content under alternative licences.

Conventions and house styles

Please refer to the page ‘Site conventions’ for information.

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