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         I subscribed because it was too cheap to pass up.

I got a letter today saying that it's discontinued.

        Sad sign of the times.

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I remember when they just came out and were trying to beat C/D and R&T.

 

Jeez, now I feel extra old....

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That is like 9 auto mags in the last 2 months. I do fine with technology, however I still prefer printed media.

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The magazine industry has ALWAYS been a tough as fuck competitive market but now with the net it's even worse cause the % of old fucks who would want to have the hard copy to read are more and more now underground or cremated.   

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Adapt or die. This applies to the magazines and old fucks. I like reading on the shitter so a mag is great, but I don't buy them anymore.. Back in '69 and '70 I had a subscription to Hot Rod magazine. This was about two years before the end of the muscle car era. Time moves on are they still around? trying to call a '75 low compression  165 hp Corvette a hot rod?

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https://www.foliomag.com/ten-publishing-shuttering-19-print-magazines/

 

Here’s a full list of discontinued titles:

  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road 
  • Automobile 
  • Car Craft 
  • Chevy High Performance 
  • Classic Trucks  
  • Diesel Power 
  • Hot Rod Deluxe  
  • Jp 
  • Lowrider 
  • Mopar Muscle 
  • Muscle Car Review 
  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords 
  • Mustang Monthly 
  • Street Rodder 
  • Super Chevy  
  • Super Street 
  • Truck Trend  
  • Truckin’ 
  • Vette

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I subscribed to Automobile from 1994-1995. I still have the issues on the shelf. Those issues gave me my first exposure to Jeremy Clarkson and the old cars in Cuba.

 

Custom Rodder and Popular Hot Rodding died a few years back. I subscribed to Rod & Custom a few years back and started getting Hot Rod 1/2 way through with a note saying R&C had died but that Hot Rod was "THE ORIGINAL THAT STARTED IT ALL!". A buddy of mine said the exact same thing happened to him when R&C first went tits up in the early 1970s. Hard pass on Hot Rod.

 

Personally, this was my all time favorite mag:

 

097e0642c414c7bbb958d679a207f04d---cars.

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That sucks. There goes my collection of magazines. Subscriptions to 12 of the 19. 

 

Chopper Jim

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6 hours ago, a.d._510_n_ok said:

I subscribed to Automobile from 1994-1995. I still have the issues on the shelf. Those issues gave me my first exposure to Jeremy Clarkson and the old cars in Cuba.

 

Custom Rodder and Popular Hot Rodding died a few years back. I subscribed to Rod & Custom a few years back and started getting Hot Rod 1/2 way through with a note saying R&C had died but that Hot Rod was "THE ORIGINAL THAT STARTED IT ALL!". A buddy of mine said the exact same thing happened to him when R&C first went tits up in the early 1970s. Hard pass on Hot Rod.

 

Personally, this was my all time favorite mag:

 

097e0642c414c7bbb958d679a207f04d---cars.

 

 

                             Let me guess..........you read it for the articles.......

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Damn, the only mag that ever had my Toyota in it...

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20 hours ago, Jesse C. said:

https://www.foliomag.com/ten-publishing-shuttering-19-print-magazines/

 

Here’s a full list of discontinued titles:

  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road 
  • Automobile 
  • Car Craft 
  • Chevy High Performance 
  • Classic Trucks  
  • Diesel Power 
  • Hot Rod Deluxe  
  • Jp 
  • Lowrider 
  • Mopar Muscle 
  • Muscle Car Review 
  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords 
  • Mustang Monthly 
  • Street Rodder 
  • Super Chevy  
  • Super Street 
  • Truck Trend  
  • Truckin’ 
  • Vette

 Add to the list:

Sport Compact Car

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 7:17 PM, angliagt said:

 

 

                             Let me guess..........you read it for the articles.......

 

at age 15? ummm, naw. the old mechanic who had 'em all over his shop figured out real quick I was all about the nekked chicks and handed me a cardboard box full of 1970s Penthouses and Hustlers telling me there wasn't a goddamned thing wrong with looking at porn. on a related note, I'm pretty sure them disco era hippie bushes would have cleaned the shit out of some whitewall tires.

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There are a couple of generations of boys who may never have been in the bush. Hooray for clear cutting!!!!!

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I just got a letter today telling me 2 of the 3 mags I subscribe to are now tits up.  They are offering me a digital subscription to just 1 magazine, but I have to choose one from three that are available.    You'd think they'd give me two, but I guess it's better than nothing.

 

 

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Paras Newsstand, which was in operation for over 70 years, is now closed. Due to health issues, but also a decline in Paper/Magazine buyers. 

This was the place to go for that obscure or hard to find magazine. And if they didn't have it, they would order it for you if possible.

 

Sucks now that Barnes and Noble is basically the only game in town now. 

 

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             I always enjoyed stopping by Blind George's Newstand,

in grants Pass,Oregon.I also miss buying the Auto Traders.

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