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OSR Bought Out CK Deluxe??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Enbloc, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. According to the main magazine supplier here in the UK, the publishers of Old Skool Rods have bought the rights to CK Deluxe magazine.

    Heres what Graham Rennie from American Auto Mags has said......

    Thought that some of you would like to know
    that CKD has been acquired by the publishers of Ol Skool Rodz !
    They have set up a new, separate company to handle it and they intend to publish two issues before the end of the year.
    In 2006 it will be published bi-monthly, alternating with OSR.
    It will continue to be called Car Kulture DeLuxe
    and its format and content will remain unchanged.
    Having said that, yes, there will be more articles, photos etc., and less white space
    and a smaller typeface because there WILL be enough stories to fill the mag.
    I have emphasised to the publishers, the need
    for the mag to keep its own identity and apparently they understand that it must not be
    the same as OSR.
    OK, that's it.
    Personally I think it's great news because, at its best, the mag was second to none in its coverage and content.
    The future's so bright.........

    Whats going on?

    I thought CK Deluxe was dead, with the previous team now running Rod and Kulture?
  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 18,230


  3. do you thinkn that means they will finish up the subscription I paid for with CK??? ha ha I will not hold my breath.
  4. Skate Fink
    Joined: Jul 31, 2001
    Posts: 3,472

    Skate Fink
    Member Emeritus

    .............hey may still be in "business??"
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  5. I heard they were going to change the name to CK Deluxzzzz or Popular Rat Rodding... or was it Rat Rodder? No, maybe Rat Rodz? Or my personal favorite... The Rat Rodderz Journal... :D

  6. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 2,733


    Oh yeah, I'm in business. Associate Editor of Traditional Rod And Kulture. Thats all I have to say about that.

  7. Greezy
    Joined: May 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,436


    Sam could you please refrain from posting pics of that truck, I think we all would thank you.:eek:
  8. i agree. that thing looks like an abortion.
  9. cheaterslick
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 775


    Whoever is building these.......STOP IT. IT sucks.
  10. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,199


    That truck sucks even more in person.:eek:
  11. J Man
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
    Posts: 4,111

    J Man

    I had a few issues to go as well.
  12. johnnygringo
    Joined: Oct 2, 2003
    Posts: 381

    from Nashville

    yep they bought 'em

    here's some of the word i got

    >The news on the HAMB is true. We are intending to honor their unfulfilled
    >subscriptions ASSUMING that we actually get some records telling us who is
    >owed what.


    >Our intention is to take CK Deluxe back to what it was like in the early
  13. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,433

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I have to admit... I don't see the logic in that at all...
  14. I wonder if the deal included a proofreader?:D
  15. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,199


    I agree, OSR already has enough problems putting decent cars in their own magazine, some of those things I wouldnt even bother to take a picture of let alone put it in print.
  16. 61Lancerwagon
    Joined: Feb 18, 2005
    Posts: 104

    from Adrian, MI

    Yes, PLEASE stop...
    That thing is just wrong
  17. seldom scene
    Joined: Oct 9, 2002
    Posts: 868

    seldom scene

    I hope they honor CCdeL subscriptions, I sent in my renewal just in time to receive no magazines. Rat rod is dead, I sure hope they don't try to keep that Rock-a-silly rat rod style of writing going.
  18. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,941

    from Kansas

    Who cares? I like the HAMB and it is FREE and if you like the board you auction stuff off to pay for the "FREE" site.

  19. The only story I ever had published was published in the very first issue of CK as long as the magazine stays in business, I can still call myself a real car "journalist". :p
    ............................or not.......................
  20. LoBrow
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 619

    from MI

    I also thought this was true. What is going to happen with the Rod and Kulture rag? I havent even gotten my 1st issue yet.....
  21. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 2,733


    I don't think logic and OSR have ever met....

  22. haring
    Joined: Aug 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,335


    Wow, that guy doesn't get out much. :D

  23. I think ryan was referring to the truck that I posted a picture of... :D

  24. mikes51
    Joined: Oct 4, 2001
    Posts: 2,195


    If it is true, it's not a total surprise to me. CK Deluxe is a recognized name. There are probably many loyal readers who still look forward to seeing issues of CD Deluxe. These would be readers who don't know as much about what happened as us HAMBers. These readers would just assume it's the same CK Deluxe that they have always purchased.

    Like many other corporations that produce consumer products, it's common to purchase the rights to use an established name. it's not unusual for new owners, using their own staff, to re-create a product. Using the recognized name is a big selling feature. I believe that commodity is called name recognition.
  25. Sam F.
    Joined: Mar 28, 2002
    Posts: 4,225

    Sam F.

    Rocky,wasnt that HOT ROD DELUXE?? i still have issues 1 & 2 of that mag..even an article by Ryan and Dr.J in them too!
  26. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,916

    from SO.FLO.

    so "ALL"the cars in OSR are crap?it is funny how i have seen alot of the so called crap in CKD also...
    i have seen a few HAMBers cars in OSR..
    i hope that if this buy out is true,assuming that it is that they will keep the somewhat the same topics and photos,style in the new CKD..
    time will tell boys.....(and girls)
    just my opinion...:)
    let the flood gates open....oh by the way i really dont give a shit about either rag as long as they keep the pics coming....LOL
  27. Too bad they didn't buy up the title IRON HORSE,which has just resurfaced under new ownership.

    The new staff is using the same font for the title on the cover,and that is where the similarity ends.A couple nice bikes inside,the rest is total crap.:rolleyes:
  28. Skate Fink
    Joined: Jul 31, 2001
    Posts: 3,472

    Skate Fink
    Member Emeritus

    ...............congrats on that and I saw the nice artcle you did on your Buick in Speed & Chrome. I was just hoping that if the CKD heartbeat is still going, at least you may get something for all the unpublshed photos they owe you for...............:eek:
  29. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 2,733


    Oh yeah, it will be exactly the same. Lets see..none of the same writers or photographers and run by OSR. You figure it out. And if you can't, then you deserve what you get.

    By the way, your definition of crap must differ from the rest of the world.

  30. Alfster
    Joined: Jan 15, 2002
    Posts: 1,173


    I hope so.

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