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plance1
plance1 Dork
9/4/13 7:36 p.m.

Any ideas why?

mazdeuce
mazdeuce SuperDork
9/4/13 7:36 p.m.

I saw it at Walmart yesterday.

Junkyard_Dog
Junkyard_Dog Dork
9/4/13 7:39 p.m.

Because it sucks?

I read a bit of one in a customer's bathroom last week. I'm pretty sure it was there in case the toilet paper ran out. Not impressed.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
9/4/13 8:09 p.m.

Must be the stores in your area. I see it on the shelf all the time.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Dork
9/4/13 8:14 p.m.

I haven't read it years, not because I don't like it but simply because my tastes have changed. I have checked out the Hot Rod Power Tour when it comes through town and always enjoyed it. I hope it's doing OK as I feel like it's an old friend and one of the iconic older car magazines.

irish44j
irish44j UberDork
9/4/13 8:29 p.m.

I was just wondering when the last time I saw a newsstand was....I"m gonna go with NYC, late 1990s...

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Dork
9/4/13 9:26 p.m.

I've got hot rod since 88, it isn't heavy reading but there is almost always something in it that catches my interest. The newer format(8 months or so?) is better than before.

novaderrik
novaderrik PowerDork
9/4/13 9:34 p.m.

i buy it every month at Wal Mart... i really should get thrifty and just get a damn subscription..

Nashco
Nashco UberDork
9/4/13 9:57 p.m.

I see it all over. They recently made a bunch of changes and I dig the new format. I hadn't picked one up in years, but did recently at the airport and I was impressed with how much more diverse it was than I remembered, even if it is still a bit more shallow than I'd prefer. It is now my only other subscription, along with GRM of course.

Bryce

jde
jde Reader
9/4/13 10:07 p.m.

I still see if often at Kroger/Walmart/etc. Have a subscription. Just wished it was printed on better paper.

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 SuperDork
9/4/13 10:31 p.m.

Seems like all the magazine does is recap the last months roadkill and hot rod unlimited videos from the motor trend channel.

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade UltraDork
9/4/13 11:05 p.m.

Roadkill is great. I don't pick up Hot Rod, the magazine much anymore.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/5/13 12:07 a.m.

$10/year for a subscription, FYI. That's the price of what, two copies on the newsstand?

You decide if it's worth it, I think I'm going to let my subscription lapse again.

redhookfern
redhookfern Reader
9/5/13 8:45 a.m.

Hot Rod and Car Craft were literally my first 2 car magazine subscriptions as a kid. I would get so excited when they came in the mail. I haven't bought it in years, as my car interests evolved to more European tastes. Last I saw them though, I remember thinking how thin they had become, same with a lot of the compact car mags that aren't a million pages of ads. There was one compact car magazine I sort of dug, it was called Project or soemthing, did a lot of cool detailed builds, some on a budget. Most of these should just be digital at this point since they're so small. The only magazines I get in hard copy these days are GRM, Bimmer, and C&D and Motortrend because the last 2 were gifts.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro UltraDork
9/5/13 9:46 a.m.

Hotrod is lousy, they jumped the shark a year or two ago with some half-tractor/half-ratrod abomination featured in the mag and it's all gone downhill from there.

They suckered me into subscribing again with three years for $20.00 and I've discovered that they overcharged me.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar UberDork
9/5/13 10:13 a.m.

no way. their Harbor Freight coupons are the best, better than Inside Track club, which the subscription is cheaper than.

beans
beans HalfDork
9/5/13 11:05 a.m.

Quality has definitely dropped off over the past couple of years. I first started reading it about 10 years ago, and about a year or two ago, it just went to crap. I still pick it up for the power tour and drag week articles, but that's it normally. I'll parouse through it at the store when I'm getting sustinance.

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps HalfDork
9/5/13 6:43 p.m.

I still get it. $10 year really? You can't find something in it for that price? Freiberger rocks

BBC

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/5/13 6:50 p.m.

No, not really. Although Car Craft is definitely worthwhile.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro UltraDork
9/5/13 6:51 p.m.

Mangante is better.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltraDork
9/5/13 6:53 p.m.

I read a car craft at the store today and it wasn't half bad. It's like there's a library between housewares and produce. It's lovely.

Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
9/5/13 8:51 p.m.

Yup. Hotrod is the worst thing published. (Goes off to read Super Street.)

logdog
logdog GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/5/13 8:55 p.m.

I still enjoy Hot Rod. Ive been a fan of Frieburger since be took over CC in the mid 90s. I think they do a decent job of covering all the stuff going on. Its like a general interest car hobby magazine to me.

fidelity101
fidelity101 Dork
9/6/13 8:01 a.m.
Junkyard_Dog wrote: Because it sucks? I read a bit of one in a customer's bathroom last week. I'm pretty sure it was there in case the toilet paper ran out. Not impressed.

but the chicks are hot and sex sells.

bravenrace
bravenrace UltimaDork
9/6/13 8:04 a.m.

In reply to logdog:

I agree. Frieburger rules. And he's very GRM. Anyone here that doesn't believe that should watch his Road Kill videos.

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