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Re: R.I.P. HSEC

Post by rconlon@ou.edu » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:49 am

I was offered $7 for a year of subscription to this magazine and then $9 for a renewal. For both I stuck the cash in the envelope and got it. Then it went to $15 and I did not renew. I got a 10 year subscription to CMS that has just run out.
Last week I was offered $9 for Road and Track and Car and driver for 2 years. Tempted.
I began to feel that the writers have said all they can in each case. There is a new crop of hobby cars and owners on the horizon. This must be how the pre-war car owners and 1950's must feel when their magazines moved on from them. These magazines about 1960-1985 hobby cars spoke to me and a dwindling number of other owner/drivers. I can fewer like magazines as the market moves on.
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Re: R.I.P. HSEC

Post by friedman » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:06 pm

I have been at it a long time. Started when Fiats were current viable new cars....my new 1967 850 coupe, played with Fiats when they were still available new although I always bought used ones.....moved on to the phase of being "classic" cars to the present where, as you say, they are all but abandoned except for us hard core folks for newer classics like early Miatas, GTIs, and original WRXs.
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Re: R.I.P. HSEC

Post by davedecker4 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:34 pm

Yeah, it sucks. I second what Carl said in his first post here.
And here I keep debating if its worthwhile to send the 5 to $15 for another year of C/D or just get HSEC. Funny I picked up that hopeless Lotus issue too, I think because some other articles sounded informative. Its still in the bathroom, not yet fully read. I guess its time to get off the computer and head back out to the garage. oh well.
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Re: R.I.P. HSEC

Post by Dan_B » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:58 am

I got a renewal notice in the mail for the replacement mag today... I'm going to use their pre-paid envelope to send them a letter letting them know I will not be renewing the magazine as it has absolutely zero content that Sports & Exotics covered.
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Re: R.I.P. HSEC

Post by bartigue » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:58 am

Me too - a Hemmings magazine showed up with a bunch of 1950s pickup trucks and a bunch of gas monkey looking trash. I could subscribe and get more but, ummm. No thanks

I enjoyed S&EC but the last year had become a Porsche fanboy rag. I guess you do eventually run out of things to write about and just try to appeal to the everyman sports car. I enjoyed it for many years prior, they covered the obscure and forgotten. I credit them with the first articles praising the 124.
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Re: R.I.P. HSEC

Post by fastfiat81 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:45 am

I picked up the british magazine "Octane" in the doctors office a few months back. I liked it so much I kept it lol and had plans on subscribing. Then I found out it costs around $100 for a year. This particular issue had the "new" old Jag that was featured on The Grand Tour a couple of weeks ago. Very cool car!
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