|02-15-2020 07:42 AM|
|02-15-2020 07:21 AM|
Are you sure they did just tell you they were closing the doors so you'd leave?
|02-15-2020 01:08 AM|
I used to work for one of the largest printing companies, in the USA.. I think we were around #8.. based in Austin.. I made great money, and had a nice apartment to myself.. (and plenty of card playing, etc.. I did not have a 4x4 yet, but I had friends who did)..
Im talkin back in the 90s, right before I got my house..
oh and I had a very nice mustang
anyways the company does not exist anymore.. I agree.. Print Died a long time ago..
lets google "Hart Graphics"
WOW.. thought the company had completely died.. I'm gonna try and reach them MONDAY.. see if they have a record of my employment still, so I can use them on a resume again.. I gave them a 90 day warning, that I was going back to college, to get a degree, cuz they had said I needed one to get any higher in the company. While I left they went through some bad bankruptcy.. they had a bunch of buildings in Austin which are now replaced.
|02-14-2020 11:11 PM|
|iampuping||I’ll miss low rider the most.|
|02-14-2020 11:08 PM|
|iampuping||Crawl has sucked since Tim and Brandon left. You may think he was a douche but that guy knew what he was doing. Since he left he’s sold two tech startups for millions.|
|12-11-2019 08:33 AM|
|12-11-2019 01:16 AM|
So does this mean that old copies will become collector items?
Playboy didn't fund my retirement,maybe 4Wheel &Off Road will
|12-10-2019 06:10 PM|
|Roc Doc||I got a subscription to Motor Trend and it's comical to see their articles on "off-roading", usually it's on a dirt road that a Camry would have no problem with. Or when they took a Range Rover with 21" tires and got a flat...imaging that, (and no spare of course). Or when they barely survived the Mojave Road, which they described as not much more than a footpath. Fucking Millennials,(mostly).|
|12-10-2019 06:02 PM|
|12-10-2019 04:53 PM|
|Jctnt1||bummed as well. I’ll miss JP Mag the most. been wheeling jeeps since 1980 and have spent mucho bucks over these last 40 years subscribing to many offroad and hot rod related mags. I do like my crapper reading and sitting by the fire during off season reading. still got Crawl and Trails for now. I spend a lot of time on my Ipad checking pages as well as “learning” to use Instagram (still no clue) So I like both old school print as well as social medium.|
|12-09-2019 08:44 AM|
|Kunker||The frustration for me was, as a subscriber, I would get content on the website weeks/months before the print article. That killed my subscription. Give me access before the rest of the world, I would have kept it. And that's just from their website. As others have said, FB/IG/whatever will have event news and pics out long before that still.|
|12-09-2019 07:28 AM|
I still have some beaten and tattered copies of 4Wheel and off Road that my buddies and I traded back in forth in middle school. Clampy, Shannon's Pink Jeep, The Quagmire Big Block Squarebody Chevy in Top Truck Challenge. Sam Patton's CJ7 on 40's, Jesse Haines' giant Toyota, The Scorpion Rigs. It was always awesome to get that rag and talk and dream about fixing our junk up one day.
Sucks that kids won't have that now. But they don't care anyway.
|12-09-2019 07:24 AM|
|Gittinwidit||In my opinion, the only thing for the general public that needs to be printed on paper is official maps. And updated regularly. Maybe a few other things like sales papers and coupons that I can think of but as for entertainment or one day old news... Why should they???|
|12-09-2019 07:11 AM|
|12-07-2019 06:37 PM|
its all my fault.
i didnt even know truck night was kaput.
|12-07-2019 06:15 PM|
|12-07-2019 04:28 PM|
I do like forums better than print. FB, not so much. In fact, the few times I've been on it, I can't see why anyone likes it.
|12-07-2019 04:00 PM|
|12-07-2019 03:09 PM|
|RANGERROD||Funny I make it a point to subscribe to print publications. And four wheeler just plain sucks. I bet the reason they keep it are 4x4 of the year completion. I’m sure they get paid a pretty penny from manufacturers for that.|
|12-07-2019 02:17 PM|
|12-07-2019 02:05 PM|
|giles45shop||So what's going to happen to current subscribers? I enjoy reading mags, and just signed up to 24 month subscriptions to Hot Rod, 4 Wheel &Offroad, and Car Craft. At <$1/issue it was cheap entertainment; and now two of them are going out of print.|
|12-07-2019 01:52 PM|
4-Wheel & Off-Road
Chevy High Performance
Hot Rod Deluxe
Muscle Car Review
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
|12-07-2019 12:21 PM|
|Shadow man||So what are the magazines that are dying off. I want to go buy the last issues.|
|12-07-2019 11:53 AM|
When I was growing up in SoCal during the 1970's, 1980's, and through the 90's.
You had magazines, the library, Dick Cepek catalog or some other companies, maybe a Jeep bible, the truck/auto trader, and the JC whitney catalog.
Maybe there was a shop in town you could see cool stuff being worked on.
Or maybe see some cool stuff playing in the desert/or racing.
This was your pipeline of information, unless you also had neighbors that had cool stuff, or your family had cool stuff.
Magazines and racing helped drive the progression of the technology during that time.
Then the internet shows up 1998-1999.
Along comes discussion boards and then forums.
The shared information and online social interaction begins to expand the sport/hobby
Magazines are still relevant for the first 10-15 years, but the writing is on the wall.
The auto trader publications going away is a perfect example....it's all online now.
So , after 20 years of living with the internet, we see the inevitable withdraw of many hobbyist magazines.
I would imagine this is happening to almost every magazine publisher no matter what the hobby is.
And newspapers will be next. I imagine most printed media will be gone in 20 years.
It's really just a slow, but inevitable progression of things in print that will be turned to a subscriber system for viewing and downloading.
Sad to see an era come to an end with some of the older magazines.
|12-07-2019 09:43 AM|
Print certainly isn't dead for my dad. He prints everything. Sundays are football and tech support
I haven't had a mag subscription since computer world stopped the print mag. I still subscribe to the newspaper and will till it dies a sad slow death.
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