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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fortunateson, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,985


    Just picked up the lastest/last issue of Street Rodder. Those buggers had the audacity of including the blow in subscription forms! Holy shit, takes balls... APB looking out for integrity.
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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 45,340


    The inserts were probably planned/printed/inserted before the cut was finalized. Magazine printing and distribution happens in slow motion, compared to the internet.
  3. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 449


    I suspect the "Suits" in the TEN front office blindsided all the workers also. I changed our plans, we are not going to the Roadkill Zip-Tie Drags (Part of the TEN empire) - we are not going to support the TEN money machine.
  4. I just use 'em for page markers anyway.
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  5. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,985


    What other endeavours does TEN oversee? Are they the new Hoffman Group?
  6. streetrodder71
    Joined: Jan 15, 2015
    Posts: 578


    I received E mail this week wanting me to extend my subscription past the end of my present
    one of 2021. They have yet to tell me I have received my last printed copy. It takes BALLS.
    It all about the BUCKS even to the very end.
  7. arincee
    Joined: Dec 2, 2007
    Posts: 53


    In mid October I sent 99.97 to renew my Hot Rod deluxe subscription. A few weeks later I received an offer to extend it for another year for 30.00 which I did. This was less than a week before the news hit the internet that there wouldn't be any more printed issues. As of right now I'm out 129.97 and haven.t received any notice about what will happen to my subscription. Sounds like another rip off like what Buckaroo publications pulled ten or twelve years ago.
  8. ^Holy crap! I thought cable TV was expensive. Can ya tell it’s been a long time since I bought a car mag subscription.
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  9. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,166


    Me too. No word about what is evidently going on with the printed stuff. Like I said before, a refund would be nice. Don't want digital or Car Craft, etc.
  10. liliysdad
    Joined: Apr 1, 2013
    Posts: 89

    from Oklahoma

    You guys are nuts if you think print mags make enough money to justify that many labels under one roof. I would be surprised if they were even paying for themselves.

    I love old mags....but I am also a MOD subscriber....I bet that $5.99 a month sub makes them a lot more dough than all the magazine subscriptions combined. I will take the Hot Rod / Roadkill empire on TV over all the current paper mags out there. Print is dead, and while I do lament its passing, I am also willing to accept that fact.
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  11. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,985


    What about cursive? LOL
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  12. liliysdad
    Joined: Apr 1, 2013
    Posts: 89

    from Oklahoma

    It will be the end of society!!!
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  13. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,530

    Speed Gems

    That's so dead I don't even think they teach it in school anymore.
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  14. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,940


    For me, there's just something about having the magazine in my hand to read. I can pick
    it up and read a quick article when the urge hits, whether if it's while taking care of
    "personal business", while visiting the in-laws or sitting at the kitchen table with something
    to drink. Reading things on the computer just doesn't hold my attention. Fortunately for
    me I'm down to subscribing to HOT ROD, and do it for only two years at a time.
    Conglomerates are killing us regular guys, it's happening to newspapers across the country.
    So called progress is making many things less enjoyable and often frustrating.
  15. liliysdad
    Joined: Apr 1, 2013
    Posts: 89

    from Oklahoma

    I absolutely get the attraction to paper mags...and I am the same way. I prefer to hold them, and physically own them. Sadly, however, sentimentality is not a good business model, and the money that is currently fueling the hot rod economy does not share the same nostalgia.
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  16. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,795

    from Raytown Mo

    I don’t think cursive has put an album out for a while.
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  17. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,867

    from Hampsha

    ^^^ was recalling the early days of SoCal reporting, the devotion that went into making Hot Rod magazine.
  18. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,054

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    All of our founding documents are written in cursive... if you cant read what your rights are it's easier to take them away....
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  19. very sad to see street rodder going under now they offer me some shit choices and had to choose Hot Rod witch does not offer any custom its mostly about rebuilding engines and dino tests it shows no body work or street rod info
    I am disgusted no renewal on mags anymore
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  20. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,985


    Apparently here in the studio but the old jealousies have raised their ugly heads again...
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  21. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,552

    from norcal

    Sad, btw, I have a ditto machine for sale.....
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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,556


    The lack of those multiple pages of Hoffman group advertising or The money still owed for those pages is probably part of the reason why they are quitting the printed editions.

    Still I'd have to think that across the board in all factions of the hobby people not subscribing because they don't see enough content (or adds) of the style of build that they are interested in is a deciding factor. It's hard to pull in advertisers if you don't promote what they are selling. That can be with photos of said product on vehicles at events be it a traditional rod show, a jeep trail trip or a diesel truck pull. Same with featuring or not featuring the products in tech articles. A how to make F-1 drums and backing plates fit 40 spindles article would be sweet for a lot of us but pretty well worthless as far as promoting prospective advertisers. On the other hand not many of us are interested in how to put fake valve covers on your LS engine tech. Get over with the Jeep guys and you run into the same thing. The CJ brigade marches to a different drummer than the Wrangler brigade or the Cherokee bunch do.
  23. All the talk about how print is dead......Frustrating...... Time to pull out the archives,and go through them again. Go through the past one by one....... I'm not one to hold a tablet in had while on my throne!
    I have enough to last my lifetime.......... Long hail the days of print.
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  24. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,935


    I'm actually looking forward to the time when the internet is dead too and all hot rod imagery is just implanted into my brain in real time. All you squares are shunning a future that's already the past. Get with it man.
    Beanscoot likes this.
  25. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,281


    I have my new street rodder sitting here and just flipped through it again to see if the order forms were in it. I guess they wanted to get rid of them seeing I have 3 order forms for street rodder in mine besides a hot rod one but I am already getting that one too.
  26. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 164

    Greg Rogers

    Yep. It's coming. Also we won't carry a wallet, credit card or anything. You will walk within a couple feet and be scanned and purchase whatever you want, or get on a plane, or whatever... and as said all the info you desire will come directly into your brain. Remember that 60's song, "In the year 2525"?
    X-cpe and raven like this.
  27. Tri-power37
    Joined: Feb 10, 2019
    Posts: 510


    When my kids were little in the early 90s they asked me one day how a thermos knows how to keep the liquid inside hot or cold. I sarcastically said “ there’s a computer inside the thermos that figures it out”
    They didn’t even question it - and believed me !
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  28. Loved that song growing up.
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  29. Gee, that sure sounds great........ I can hardly wait.
  30. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 885


    How about plain old penmanship? You should try grading short answer or essay questions. Instructions: " If I can't read it it is wrong."

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