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CARS & PARTS Magazine is coming back!

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I was just speaking with someone in the editorial department

of Amos Press, publisher of several hobby magazines.

CARS & PARTS will soon be coming back!

I don't know much more; but the venerable magazine, which

had been melded with others and renamed "Auto Enthusiast,"

will soon be Cars & Parts once again.

All the best to them! We can always use more car research

and more car articles--and more enthusiastic hobbyists--in this broad field.

Does anyone know any more than this?

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Boy, there was a lot of comment when that title

was disappearing--giving thoughts on what was

good and not-so-good about the magazine.

Now that it's coming back, there's no discussion?

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I purchased it for many years and enjoyed the cars and other information featured in it. Good luck to them as it would be great to have them back in this digital age. I still like holding and reading a magazine instead of an e-reader.

Terry in PA

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Guess we need to see what the new publication looks like to comment....seems most of the old car mags are including resto-mods and outright hot rods, things a lot of us appreciate the workmanship on but don't want to spend money reading about....

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Guess we need to see what the new publication looks like to comment....seems most of the old car mags are including resto-mods and outright hot rods, things a lot of us appreciate the workmanship on but don't want to spend money reading about....

I don't know for sure, but from the web site it looks like not much more than a title change for the former Auto Enthusiast magazine.

http://www.carsandparts.com/

http://editions.amospublishing.com/AEW/default.aspx?d=20131227

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I would love to see it come back. They used to have a great contest where you would solve a puzzle by answering questions about antique cars. The answers were found by reading the articles of the magazine. I won twice and still have my "Cars & Parts" T-shirt.

I amassed several of the tee-shirts. Some of them featured the '57 Chevy they called "Peggy Sue". some featured muscle cars and it seems some of them featured a Ford. I wore them at work.

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Dave at Moon mentioned that it looks like it may be

little more than a title change from the current "Auto Enthusiast."

I never saw that later magazine. How did Auto Enthusiast differ

from the heyday of "Cars and Parts?"

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If you go to the website, you can see the last edition of Auto Enthusiast (upper right hand corner, "digital edition")....in which it's discussed changing to Cars and Parts...and see if what's there is to your liking...

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Thanks, Trimacar. That "digital edition" of the last Auto Enthusiast

was almost wholly devoted to speed, performance, and muscle--

very good if you like muscle cars, but there was very little else.

Their article on GM's high energy ignition in the 1970's was interesting.

In that digital issue, they say, "The Cars & Parts you see in 2014 will

have a little bit of the old [Cars & Parts], but a lot of the new,

exciting material that's just begging to be seen." If they think that

only high-performance automobiles are "exciting," I'd pass on their

magazine.

But who knows? They might get the message that there's a lot more

to the 100-year history of the automobile than just the muscle years of the '60's.

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Curiously, while their automotive title(s) have been struggling,

their weekly publication, Coin World, is doing well. It's by far

the pre-eminent publication in the coin-collecting field and is

read and supported by most of the top names in that field.

An analogy to Coin World's in-depth reporting would be the

Ford family writing a weekly column for an automotive publication.

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Got a whole stack of the bumper stickers they use to give away at Hershey. Use to always stop by to get the latest one. Put the first few years on the back of a little trailer I hauled, then got a van and stopped bring the trailer.

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