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    Default Modified Magazine: DONE!

    Another one bites the dust. I used to read Sport Compact Car and Modified. It's a sad day. It's really ridiculous how this rag didn't have any real on-line content-but, then again, I didn't hold the current editor in high regard. He definitely looked down on people. Funny thing is he is Canadian-nicest people in the world!

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    Have you tried reading this one? I hear the editor is a real arse, too, but the magazine comes out looking pretty good.

    Speed News Magazine 2013 The Year In Review powered by DerDiZ Media http://www.DerDiZMedia.com

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    Yes, i do! Funny thing, I started getting this after I signed up with NASA last year and saw, maybe, two issues? Weird. I like it though.

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    It comes with your NASA membership, so it's good to hear you like it.

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    Ah! Found all of my Speed News issues in the SPAM BOX! Thanks again for reminding me, UCFBrett!

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    Even to a bonafide riceboy, Modified magazine never had enough content to be worth the purchase price. A quick flip-through at the magazine stand was usually enough.

    Everything seemed so... fake. Yeah, yeah you make massive power, but your car looks more at home on a mirror surrounded by slightly attractive women dancing to trance music than it does on track- and for me, that's not enough to keep me interested.

    I still have a stack of Sport Compact Car mags- I credit them and GRM with getting me interested in chassis setup.

    Speed News does appear to be a well-written, content-rich mag. I just downloaded the issue you have on the front page.
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    This last issue of Speed News that was focused on chassis setup was fantastic. The editor, Brent, did a really nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOneThreeCoupe View Post
    Even to a bonafide riceboy, Modified magazine never had enough content to be worth the purchase price. A quick flip-through at the magazine stand was usually enough.

    Everything seemed so... fake. Yeah, yeah you make massive power, but your car looks more at home on a mirror surrounded by slightly attractive women dancing to trance music than it does on track- and for me, that's not enough to keep me interested.

    I still have a stack of Sport Compact Car mags- I credit them and GRM with getting me interested in chassis setup.

    Speed News does appear to be a well-written, content-rich mag. I just downloaded the issue you have on the front page.

    And I agree! It definitely turned into THAT magazine later in it's life-cycle, but initially, it provided decent information/comparative analysis on new-to-market products- kinda' like D-Sport does now.

    NASA's newsletter, as well as GRM are, obviously, geared towards enthusiasts-people already in the game, and perhaps newer to the game.

    I think what's really concerning me is the lack of enthusiasm amongst the younger people towards cars in general. Sport Compact Car pulled me in in the late 80's with its' boxy Sentras plastered on every cover.

    You can always play "Monday Morning Quarterback" and rag on these rags, but they are someone else's inspiration and if you take things further, these kids will vote politicians into office and their priorities will not lay with better roads and more automotive-based assistance, it will be re-directed towards more public transportation options. I'm sure you can then see where this snowball's going to land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2GRX7 View Post

    You can always play "Monday Morning Quarterback" and rag on these rags, but they are someone else's inspiration and if you take things further, these kids will vote politicians into office and their priorities will not lay with better roads and more automotive-based assistance, it will be re-directed towards more public transportation options. I'm sure you can then see where this snowball's going to land.
    Nah... it's gonna be self driving cars that draft for economy. I dunno about you guys, but I'm looking forward to having a rolling movie theater.

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    Today's kids are more interested in "Modified Smart Phone" than "Modified Sports Car" . . .
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