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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Hot VW's magazine Reply with quote

i just got the newest issue at my desk and this shit sucks! no offense but some of the crap in them lately blows, yeah ive probably met a few people here and there who write and even work or even own the publication, but f*ck it still sucks....and i dont care if you guys dont like me! i dont know what to put in a VW magazine(that is why i dont work for a magazine) but it seems to be the same cats in the same circles doing the same shit, winning the same trophies....im out!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't buy it anymore. The paper they print it on doesn't stand up to bongwater spills at all. You notice that too?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read The Samba, why would I want to read that rag?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the day Hot VW's had a real variety of articles. You could find a feature car that was done by an average Joe with a cool (or not so cool ) idea. There was always a feeling that, maybe, if I build something nice with an unusual twist, MY car could get in there.
Now, If you haven't invested $60,000, and met their specific requirements to be either a perfect show car, or high end race car, you just won't see anything an average mechanic could build. I remember articles about building cars on a budget, and I even remember feature cars that had a little rust here or there.
I think they've just gotten lazy. It's too easy to call up one of their rich buddies to pull just another perfect restoration, or outrageously high budget custom out of their warehouse sized garage and show us another version of the came crap they've shown us for months.
We keep buying their crap, their crap keeps getting worse.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
I read The Samba, why would I want to read that rag?


It is not a rag.. It is all slick paper, and doesn't work worth a darn in the bathroom.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They put the wrong year on one of the car captions this month. '54 when the car is a '61.

Last month they mixed up someone's build description, putting weeks in one place and days in another.

I still read it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They put the wrong year on one of the car captions this month. '54 when the car is a '61.

Last month they mixed up someone's build description, putting weeks in one place and days in another.

I still read it.


So what does this say about you?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still look at the pictures. I haven't learned to read yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I leaf through it at the newsstand. If I see something interesting, I'll buy it, but it's seldom that that happens.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont pay for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the old one's. 1980 and below Rolling Eyes Good Sh$t
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I read the old one's. 1980 and below Rolling Eyes Good Sh$t

I bet the Pink Lady layout is your favorite. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still get it, but I have it all the way back to when it was quarterly. It's more of a "collection" thing than an "enjoy reading it" thing.

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I wouldn't mind the mag so much if they did like "Minitruckin" and showed more of the sub culture. I mean, nice clean cars are a must in a car mag, but what about something patina'd up, slammed and tucking big wheels (my style) or build articles other than how to change a fucking master cylinder. And if I see pics of another blue hair sitting in a lawn chair in front of cheezed-up beetle with color matched home-made trailer covered with stuffed animals at a car show, I may just stop "collecting".
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only buy a copy if my car is in it. Only two copies at my house Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
Terry Cloyd wrote:
I read the old one's. 1980 and below Rolling Eyes Good Sh$t

I bet the Pink Lady layout is your favorite. Wink


Why is it that I always get shot. I never see the bullet d'oh!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Cloyd wrote:
Glenn wrote:
Terry Cloyd wrote:
I read the old one's. 1980 and below Rolling Eyes Good Sh$t

I bet the Pink Lady layout is your favorite. Wink


Why is it that I always get shot. I never see the bullet d'oh!

Maybe put your hearing aids in next time.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
Terry Cloyd wrote:
Glenn wrote:
Terry Cloyd wrote:
I read the old one's. 1980 and below Rolling Eyes Good Sh$t

I bet the Pink Lady layout is your favorite. Wink


Why is it that I always get shot. I never see the bullet d'oh!

Maybe put your hearing aids in next time.


Glenn where did you get your's Question I might need one in the years to come Wink Please PM me about where you got yours Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read it all the time. There's lots of ads where you can buy a steering wheel 'n shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Cloyd wrote:
Glenn wrote:
Terry Cloyd wrote:
Glenn wrote:
Terry Cloyd wrote:
I read the old one's. 1980 and below Rolling Eyes Good Sh$t

I bet the Pink Lady layout is your favorite. Wink


Why is it that I always get shot. I never see the bullet d'oh!

Maybe put your hearing aids in next time.


Glenn where did you get your's Question I might need one in the years to come Wink Please PM me about where you got yours Wink

WHAT?

Sorry, too many years at Rock concerts.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorse's Westy is in this month. You just have to know where to look. Wink
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