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Old 03-11-2019, 11:14 AM
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I've been a subscriber to Road and Track since '91. I have noticed the magazine has slipped a bit. It is now only published 10 times a year and is much thinner. I miss the compilation table where they showed the test data from all the cars they tested. I also miss Peter Egan's Side Glances articles every month.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:44 PM
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Would you by any chance be talking about the n2a Motors 789, which combines the design ques from 1957, 1958 and 1959 Chevrolets? It was built on brand new C6 donor cars!! That is what came to mind when you wrote your comments. Take care, OLE442
I am familiar with that car, it is not the one I was thinking of but thanks for giving some thought to it for me
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:57 PM
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Yes...at least 6 of them.....they have real AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALISTS, not ignorant 'bloggers' writing in their underwear!

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The only magazine I'm subscribed to is Grassroots Motorsports. They're way over on the 'go' side of 'show and go'. They concentrate on the type of racing where you go around corners. They don't focus on any one brand of car. Their focus is on making whatever car you have, faster. They're currently doing monthly installments on three builds - a mid-80's 318i they're building to be faster than the same era M3, a C5 corvette they're building as a track car, and they're also finishing up an LS swap into a Nissan 350Z.

In addition, they sponsor a $2,000 challenge, where you bring any car you built for $2,000 or less, and you autocross, drag race, and show the cars. They also have The 24 Hours of Lemons, where you try to complete a 24 hour race and your car has a $500 price cap. Interestingly, they have introduced an electric class. There is still a $500 limit on the overall cost of the car, excluding the drivetrain. The first electric car to win the race will get $50,000 in nickels. The ICE guys just compete for a trophy.

And finally, they have a weekly live segment on Youtube, and viewers can ask questions in the comments and they will do their best to answer as many as possible.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by L-46man View Post
Yes...at least 6 of them.....they have real AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALISTS, not ignorant 'bloggers' writing in their underwear!

UnkaHal
On that note, I was really pleased with a two part Bitchin' Rides episode where the guy asked for "the ultimate mopar" and they highly customized (but did not drastically change the look of) a 67 Coronet RT. Unlike virtually every other car repair/autobody show, they really went into detail on how to custom form complex sheet metal panels, the equipment they used, the manual hammering techniques, the planning and everything. It was the most informative car shows I've ever seen and I'm keeping them on my DVR forever if hubby will let me as there was so much stuff on how to make the car replacement panels one needs. That probably doesn't matter much to Corvette, or Mustang, or Camaro owners who can get replacement body panels, but if you're restoring a 70 Torino or a 60 Buick Electra 225 Convertible, it matters a great deal.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:42 PM
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My concise answer is that I am letting my subscriptions expire over time. I have nothing against electric cars, but they do not meet my criteria (hobby wise) for an exciting, uplifting, and noisy car. If I want to read about electric motors I could get a subscription to an elevator industry magzine.

I have been subscribing to Road & Track, MotorTrend, Automobile, Car & Driver, Autoweek, and Hemmings. Used to get Car Craft, Hot Rod. I mostly enjoy sports cars (American and European) and muscle cars. Enjoy drag racing, sports car racing, F1.

I like my cars exciting, noisy, fast, and good looking. Everyone certainly is entitled to their own opinions. My current cars consist of a C7 Z06 (red with 710 hp), two 1965 Shelby GT350's, original body/drivetrain, concours (one is #028; the first 35 cars were hand built in Venice), and a 1968 Corvette IMSA TransAm race car that came in second at Daytona, from Leldon Blackwell Racing). Drine by Tony De Lorenzo. Has an L88, racing side pipes, etc. Exciting and noisy (12.5 compression) to say the least. Sold my 1967 Black/black Corvette 435 hp, sidepipe, convertible, concours, original body, drivetrain, even original redline tires, and my 1969 1969 Black/black Corvette L89 aluminum head sidepipe coupe. Never restored, perfect, 6,800 mile car. Also with original tires.

Used to read the original Competition Press & Autoweek. Has become a big disappointment over the decades. Now has cutsy stories but minimal in-depth hard core car, engine, racing news and events. I travel to races and car shows in Europe also.

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Old 03-11-2019, 09:04 PM
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Still read Car and Driver, Motor Trend and Road and Track. The days of print magazines are dying slowly.
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Like many others I used to subscribe to most of the mainstream car magazines starting in the 60s but over time I have let them all expire except Autoweek. I can read it cover to cover in an hour and keep up to date with current cars on the market.

The biggest problem I have is what to do with the boxes of old car magazines I have stored in my attic. Nobody really wants them so I guess they will end up at the recycler. I wish someone had a use for them.
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Originally Posted by dan1495 View Post
Like many others I used to subscribe to most of the mainstream car magazines starting in the 60s but over time I have let them all expire except Autoweek. I can read it cover to cover in an hour and keep up to date with current cars on the market.

The biggest problem I have is what to do with the boxes of old car magazines I have stored in my attic. Nobody really wants them so I guess they will end up at the recycler. I wish someone had a use for them.
Perhaps your local library would want them? My local library used to have all kinds of magazines, I presume they still do. In Saskatoon the Symphony Orchestra asks for donations off books and magazines, I took a box of books to them recently, as like you, I didn't want to see them go straight to the recycling.
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I subscribe to Hot Rod and Car Craft. Used to get Popular Hot Rodding also until they went belly up.
Been reading those three since high school.
All of the other mags I do look at them is the stores and if they have something I'm interested in I will buy a single issue.
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Originally Posted by 71 Vert LS1 View Post
I subscribe to Hot Rod and Car Craft. Used to get Popular Hot Rodding also until they went belly up.
Been reading those three since high school.
All of the other mags I do look at them is the stores and if they have something I'm interested in I will buy a single issue.
Popular Hot Rodding was one of my favorites
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When I moved once in the late 90s I had a storage unit that was half filled with Corvette/car magazines that Id want to be able to read again some day. Never once since the mid 70s when I started buying Corvettes had I looked at them again.

I threw 95% away, kept the ones from a certain older date back. Kept some single articles but ended up throwing those away, too. At that point I went from keeping every single magazine to throwing away every magazine I get after Im done reading it now, except in rare exceptions.

When Hemmings or the NCRS mags come now, if I havent already read and thrown away the previous months issue, I read it and toss it before the new one takes its place on the coffee table. Its liberating.
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Just remember everyone, I will take California Club literature, , WSCC stuff, Vette Magic, SCCSCC, Cal Club, results sheets, Programs, slalom mags, Vette Drags, Post Grid, Finishline race mags, etc etc etc
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