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Old 10-31-2009, 12:07 AM   #61
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Default Re: is Buckaroo comunictions / streetrod builder magazine dead?

I bought several of the magazines in this group 5-8 years ago , in the begining they were quality mags with great builds, step by step ..

The subs were always high IIRC $34.50 per year but, the tech was then worth it .

Suddenly, it turned into a Dupont "wild Hues" mags and it was 90% ad's ?

I let all of them lapse, and decided then to contribute a on place that had current topics like ---Here ?

I'd rather give money to the HAMB --I just hope Ryan doesn't charge us what he can to be here
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:24 PM   #62
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I had an uneasy filling when I saw a picture of John Dianna sitting around a conference table with a bunch of high roller financial types..............aboard a corporate jet going to a board of directors meeting somewhere overseas. Compare that with some of the pictures of Robert "Pete" Peterson walking around Bonneville with a camera taking pictures for the next edition of Hot Rod Magazine. Dianna's magazine "collection" was more about him than the cars.

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Old 11-12-2009, 02:13 PM   #63
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I remember that American Rodder was the only magizine that would feature Traditional Hot rods, this was in the eighties, remember the purple duece five window that made the cover? It had big and little white wall sixteens and I a flathead, I wonder what happen to the car, anyway I always like that magazine till they went to the larger size , and fill it with billet stuff.
Here ya go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170405989519

It has been up a few times recently - reserve was around $55,000 but it looks like he's given up on that (it did reach $50,000+ on one occasion).
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:16 AM   #64
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Default Re: is Buckaroo comunictions / streetrod builder magazine dead?

I am unable to find definate news about their business situation. I understand that everyone thinks that they are gone, but I find it odd that there is no news about it going out of business, or someone in the know saying for sure.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:37 AM   #65
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Searched Lexis-Nexis and some heavy duty newspaper databases, no actual news beyond their move to Tennessee to save on rent a year and a half ago.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #66
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see what I mean....I think that is odd. Must be they are not truely out of business, but just scaled back or something.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:30 PM   #67
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That had space reserved at SEMA...were they there? The VP advertising and HR person have bailed out and left Tennessee.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:35 PM   #68
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If they file Chapter 7 or 11 I believe that has to be published somewhere, probably in the local newspaper, which may or may not be searchable online -
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #69
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Sad to hear this about yet another car magazine. Reminds me of the runaround that Rod Action give subscribers and free lance writers when they went under. One free lancer, I know lost $2K for work he did for them and I was out $300 they owed me for articles. Magazine business IS a risky business, so I'm not surprised Buckaroo looks like in finished.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #70
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The VP advertising and HR person have bailed out and left Tennessee.

No great loss there.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:44 PM   #71
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I worked for them up until a year ago when I was laid off and I can tell everyone one thing: the only communication with that company is in its name.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:42 AM   #72
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After starting to wonder where the hell my magazine (SRB) was, I finally got a hold of a gal in the office there. She stated that they were getting ready to put out the combined issue for January and February and that since they had not kept up on issues, they had extended my subscription time out to compensate. I am not holding my breath that I will see another issue. They were originally a good rag when they first came out, but like someone else posted in here earlier, they started pimping their advertisers products waaaayyyyy too much under the guise of Tech articles. That disappointed me greatly, how many times do I need an article on how to install a Lokar shifter? Duhhh! Might as well see if I can get lucky enough to score a refund before they are completely out of money.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:44 PM   #73
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after starting to wonder where the hell my magazine (srb) was, i finally got a hold of a gal in the office there. She stated that they were getting ready to put out the combined issue for january and february and that since they had not kept up on issues, they had extended my subscription time out to compensate. I am not holding my breath that i will see another issue. They were originally a good rag when they first came out, but like someone else posted in here earlier, they started pimping their advertisers products waaaayyyyy too much under the guise of tech articles. That disappointed me greatly, how many times do i need an article on how to install a lokar shifter? Duhhh! Might as well see if i can get lucky enough to score a refund before they are completely out of money.
i called awhile back ,demanded a refund, was told okay, it took a few months but i actually got a refund check and it did not bounce
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:41 PM   #74
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even Source Interlink (hot rod) filed bankruptcy last year.

times are tough.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:45 PM   #75
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maybe Jesse James with save American Rodder or Rodders Digest, are you listening Jesse?
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:08 PM   #76
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I recall when they first started, great pictures, good content, quality mag.Then as time went by they grew and built thier own building, began buying up other mags etc. I thought hey they are doin good but if they are buying other mags, that means the other mags are going out of business. so i have been waiting and sure enough looks like they went under too. I thought they were kinda livin high off the hog, but there pix werent as good an the content wasnt there anymore.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:43 AM   #77
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Default Re: is Buckaroo comunictions / streetrod builder magazine dead?

in case you haven't noticed, some of the folks involved in American Rodder and Rodder's Digest (Gerry Burger) and Buckaroo's best photographer, Josh Mishler, have had their stuff published in recent months in Street Rodder mag. Nice to see their quality stuff show up somewhere.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:52 AM   #78
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I just read the aticle in Street Rodder by Gerry Burger. Hmmmmmmmmm.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:59 AM   #79
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Default Re: is Buckaroo comunictions / streetrod builder magazine dead?

Gerry Burger has joined me in the freelance world, like many others over the last year. It's cut throat out here now.
Another freelancer friend I spoke with this week (who shall remain nameless) told me Buckaroo owes him $8,000 and he's not holding his breath.
My hope is that some lessons will learned from all of this - but I'm a hopeless optimist...


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Old 01-09-2010, 02:41 AM   #80
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wow!
no more overpriced billet irs suspension installs
no more air ride computer how tos
now how am i ever gonna install that 1200 dollar dakota digital dash or build a "budget" 40 k plus rod?
oh well.
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