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Event Coverage RIP: Rod & Custom Magazine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 29, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,934

    Staff Member

    Today, they shut it out... No more print magazines will be published under the Rod & Custom Magazine masthead. Not surprising, but pretty damned sad.
    Model T1 likes this.
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,968


    Dayum! Haven't had the print edition in years but the Kindle edition (of the print mag) is something I looked forward to every month.
  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,125

    from California

    that sucks. I sold my 30 year magazine collection a few years back, the only ones I kept were all my Rod & Customs.:(
  4. TinShed
    Joined: Mar 3, 2011
    Posts: 553


    Bummer but if people don't start buying mag's they are all going to be gone soon!
    Leftym56 likes this.

  5. yep... just heard .. sucks big time!!
    Last edited: May 29, 2014
  6. Man,that is truly a bummer,I have always been a big fan of Rod & Custom even when it lost some of it's luster but then it was shut down only to resurface again,,hopefully that will be the case. HRP
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  7. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    That's sad to see such a great magazine shut down.
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  8. hotrodj54
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 631


    so sad to see......john
  9. Geesh - nothing left to look forward to in the mail anymore now .... sad indeed ....
    fatforty likes this.
  10. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,597


    Well, shit. Hate to hear it.
  11. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    "Why does the sun go on shining, why does the sea rush to shore"
  12. DoubleJ52
    Joined: Jul 15, 2007
    Posts: 238

    from Belton, MO

    Too bad it's a decent magazine.
  13. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,181


    Subscribe on line??? I don't think so. I don't want to take a lap top into the crapper.......just not the same.

    Guess I'll just have to re-read the old ones.
    willbe, Duswill, Model T1 and 2 others like this.
  14. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,053


    Damn. I look forward to getting the mag in the post every month & I renewed a 2 year subscription only a few months ago. I guess if a lot more rodders had renewed their subs it would have survived.
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  15. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 742

    from Minnesota

    I just renewed...modern times suck.
  16. vintageracer37
    Joined: Sep 22, 2008
    Posts: 104


    Figures, I just signed up for 2 years :( Kind of saw it coming though. I thought it was one of the better magazines. Progress????
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  17. Sad day indeed, I have been buying R&C since I was 15 starting with the June 1997 issue and have been buying the mag every month since January 1998. It has been the only monthly magazine I have bought continuously.:(
  18. I looked in the closet and right there on top of the stack was the Premier Issue,,again.

    Seems like it wasn't that long ago but the date is December 1988,that was almost 26 years . HRP 002.JPG

    Limefire and the tub soon to be known as Jakeopodge. HRP
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  19. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Crap. I wonder what will happen to my subscription?
    Peanut 1959 likes this.
  20. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,522


    You should get The Rodders Journal!!!
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  21. sponge
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 249

    from Austin tx

    The only mag a continually subscribed too.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
  22. MrModelT
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,674


    Really? What a shame..... :(

    Is there any news as to why they aren't going to print anymore? is the brand folding? too much cost?
  23. Ulu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
    Posts: 1,773

    from CenCal

    Take Heart you hooligans!

    It'll come back around, just because of the classic name. The name itself is hot property, & people just haven't realized it.

    Anyhow, don't rule out another comeback, once the right people hear about this. Reader interest is just low because these cars seem too unattainable, but I guarantee you that guys will keep building cars, because cars = women. :D

    They might be different cars from what we expect though, and that could be a good thing.
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  24. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,709

    from Locust NC

    That sucks, I enjoy Rod & Custom. I really hate it for the employees.
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  25. 4 banger 4 life
    Joined: Jan 26, 2014
    Posts: 301

    4 banger 4 life
    from ohio

    man that sucks... all the good stuff is gone......whats next......
  26. Really too bad. I always enjoyed Rod & Custom.

    Yet, I'm a guilty party. I always buy it off the newsstand, but never found the time or money to pony up for a subscription. Guess that's what happens when plenty of others are doing the same thing...
  27. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,998

    from DFW USA

    I don't think it's coming back. Print media is dead. Why pay for content that you have to wait for, and find physical space for, when you can get it for free online and read it on a device you already carry with you everywhere?

    If print is going to last, it has to have something remarkable about it. The content in TRJ is an example. Top-tier photography and materials make them collector's items in their own right. Thin paper and huge two-page Harbor Freight ads did nothing to separate R&C from the pack.

    Just sayin'...
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  28. True that, magazines will soon go the way of the pay phone..progress?

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