Magazines and you?
Well im a bit of a collector, seeing though working late is so boring and theres nothing else to do, i read a magazine or 3 per week. So what does everyone else read around here?
I started out being a ricer in my TAFE days and collected and even subscibred to HOT4s, but thats a good 3yrs ago now, so leave me alone :s6: I then grew up a bit and go into the Street Machine era and i still think thats one of the best mags out there to have a gander at, i grab it each month without looking at it, hand over the dosh and go back to work.
But lately magazines have gone up the shitter, they all seem to follow the same trends, they talk crap about cars, and the articles are boring. Has anyone else noticed this? Theres only so much you can handle of X car has Y pieces that have no bearing on me and im not going to go out and buy em.
I think the best read at the moment would have to be Australian Muscle Cars (latest issue out now) its informative, they go into depth of what the race cars used to have, how they were engineered, homologations ya da ya, very interesting indeed.
Ford Performace bores me now theres nothing new to it, nothing excites me, but because im bored at work i buy it to keep me busy. Ditto for some other new magazines, extreme, zooms a bit that way etc etc.
I dont buy Motor or Wheels as im not in the market for a brand spanker, and even if i were they wouldnt sway me either way. My old man buys these mags so i occasionaly read them, find wheels boring, it looks plain jane and the info is trash. Motor has funny sections in the back that i like to read, but the rest again i get bored by quickly.
Ive gone heavily into 4x4'ing lately, soon to buy a Hilux and turn it into a monster truck (well not quite) and if you want a good informative, no non-sense read, grab 4WD Monthly, just one time, and have a gander at what i call quality. There blokes are just like you and me (no ego, no need to talk trash or show off) doing what we love best. They write the storys as if your sitting with them having a yarn, sitting round the bushfire having a quiet beer. I love it...
So what do you read and why?