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Hot Rods hrm archive

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by patsurf, Apr 4, 2023.

  1. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
    Posts: 1,109


    would someone please repost the link to motor trend archive of hot rod mag --it was/is a free library of every issue-thanks in advance!--pat
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  2. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
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  3. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
    Posts: 1,109


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  4. That took 6 minutes, again the knowledge of the HAMB comes through in record time. HRP
  5. PotvinV8
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 453


    Two minutes if you just google it! LOL
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  6. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 9,319


    That is very cool.
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  7. MOTORTREND+ sucks balls!! Why these issues can't be viewed by enthusiasts outside Nth America is a joke, there is no need to geoblock the archive. Video content yeah they've sold rights to broadcasters in different regions but what is the point in geoblocking the archive????
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  8. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 3,154


    I'm in Canada and when I try to access the archives I am told to create a "free" account. Is this normal, or is it just the beginning of a bunch of nonsense trying to harvest information about me and then denying free access?
  9. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 3,048


    That is cool that the old magazine content is available like that.
    But in away it sucks because so many of the original, real, magazines of the past are just being thrown out...I'm talking about old collections....yes the old magazines do take up space but still there's nothing like flipping through the old pages and that smell of old print .
    I think I will go flip through some now ,
    just because I can, I have a large collection of Hot Rod and most all the other big name magazines ranging from around 1952 to 2000
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  10. 05snopro440
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,686


    Yes, a free account is normal. It's not any kind of conspiracy.
  11. PotvinV8
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 453


    Back around 2010, they rolled a 30-foot dumpster outside the old McMullen Publishing building (Source Interlink Publishing technically) in Placentia and instructed everybody to toss their archive and back issues in the dumpster. We were moving buildings (to Irvine) and the company didn't care to maintain the archives nor the space it would require. Seeing that dumpster outside the office everyday was a real bummer and quite foreboding for the future...
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  12. I'm thrilled to see this, but is it possible to copy or download individual pages?:confused:
  13. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 2,975

    from kansas

    I'm glad they're doing it! It makes it available to the masses and for free.

    Now you don't have to scour ebay for certain copies to read about a specific car or article.

    It would be nice to see this across the board with all the other old car mags.

    I still love paper! But given the choice of nothing or online I'll take whatever I can get.

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