G'bye, Mopar Muscle

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  1. jos51700

    jos51700 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Mopar Muscle and Car Craft are getting the axe from print media in 2020.

    Exclusive: TEN Publishing Is Shuttering 19 Car Magazines - Folio:

    Here’s a full list of discontinued titles:

    • 4-Wheel & Off-Road
    • Automobile
    • Car Craft
    • Chevy High Performance
    • Classic Trucks 
    • Diesel Power
    • Hot Rod Deluxe 
    • Jp
    • Lowrider
    • Mopar Muscle
    • Muscle Car Review
    • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
    • Mustang Monthly
    • Street Rodder
    • Super Chevy 
    • Super Street
    • Truck Trend 
    • Truckin’
    • Vette
    I'll miss Muscle Car Review, for sure. 'Bowl readin' just ain't the same.

    Delete if dupe.
     
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    • missing linc

      missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel FABO Gold Member

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      I used to enjoy picking up Muscle Car Review occasionally, used to buy Mustang titles when I was into them, will definitely miss Car Craft, much more my kind of builds, except when it often became Camaro Craft.
       
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      • 3rdLM23P9

        3rdLM23P9 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Had on-again, off-again relationship with Mopar Muscle going back to the early 90s (still have most issues! Of course, just renewed subscription at Carlisle last July, got a cool t-shirt - maybe it will be worth something in the future (hah!)! Will miss some of the feature cars, but the magazine has gotten smaller lately, more glossy ads, fewer features of original/restored Mopars, and has tended to focus more recently on big-dollar, multi-turbo re-creations and newer muscle.

        Tried Car Craft and Hot Rod again recently (got a free watch for subscribing-still have my first issue of Hot Rod - May 1969 - had the "new" 454 Chevy big block on the cover, and inside that cover, my favorite of all times Mopar ad: "Dart Swinger: 6,000 RPM for less than $3,000). Never got to liking Car Craft, but Hot Rod today is at least truer to its '70s (actually 50s) roots.

        Had Muscle Car Review for many years, but Hemmings Muscle Machines has been a good replacement.

        Call me old school, but just can't read Mopar articles or view Mopars on my Samsung Galaxy - not the same.
         
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        • YY1

          YY1 Well-Known Member

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          last print mag I bought was MCR about 3 months ago
           
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          kowalski440 Well-Known Member

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          I currently sub to MCR and CC..CC has been hit n miss on content for years, but cheap enough to keep going. Wonder where they will shuffle my remaining issues to, or will I just eat it?
          MCR had good features, but the tech was usually lame. I mean, one was "How to install aftermarket valve covers"!
           
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        • SGBARRACUDA

          SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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          Just as newspapers, Magazines are a casualty of the internet.
           
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          • Stephen Hotz

            Stephen Hotz FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            Out of that list I have subscriptions to 6 of those magazines. Was mad when they canceled Popular Hotrodding and Rod and Customs. Had subs to both those mags too. They want everything cookie cutter these days.
             
          • Dfr360cuda

            Dfr360cuda MAGA Again

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            Free T shirt is Mopar Collectors Guide
            Mopar Muscle is mostly ads. I dumped them a couple years ago. Mopar Action rules.
             
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            • jos51700

              jos51700 Well-Known Member

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              I dumped Mopar Mushel years ago. F'en garbage rag that had more misinformation than anything.

              I think I'll subscribe to MCG again, just to show my support. Although I'll do it yearly. More shirts that way.
               
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              • Rainy Day Auto

                Rainy Day Auto Princess Valiant FABO Gold Member

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                They brought it on themselves when they raised the prices and cut back on quality.


                The price went up and the magazine got thinner. Inside chromed out race cars replaced originals.

                I dumped mopar muscle when the tech articles starting being about modern junk.
                 
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                  I think I started with Car Craft when I was 13 years old. I kept with it for 5 or 6 years until I noticed most of the articles were just recycled/ updated versions of older articles. Same thing with Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords when I was racing Mustangs in the 90's. They had good tech, but again, how many what cam, intake, ect., articles can you read and still be relevant? I have not had a subscription to any magazines since then. Like many, I find forums such as FABO, offer quicker/better information from actual people, then most articles, that really were just poorly disguised plugs for sponsors product.
                   
                • JDMopar

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                  My Mopar Muscle sub runs out on 9-20, and Car Craft sometime in 2024. Somebody with that outfit will be giving me a refund! :mad: Mopar Muscle hasn't been much anyway after they shit canned Randy Bolig from the Editors job.
                   
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                  mcg has too much poltical bs.
                   
                • jos51700

                  jos51700 Well-Known Member

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                  This. I got SO tired of Steve Dulcich, I could puke. And it was a 18 month cycle with Hot Rod, and you'd be reading saying, 'this sounds really familiar....
                   
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