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Scale Auto Subject Matter
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 10:44 AM
I'd like to see some different subject matter covered in your magazine. Flamed 1930s-40s hot rods are cool, but I've seen enough of them in Scale Auto to last me a looooong while. Feature more late 60's early 70's muscle cars-please!

How about an article or a series of articles on famous tv/movie cars? There are so many great ones that could be featured.

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  • From: USA
Posted by dubix88 on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 2:31 PM
I wouldnt mind a few racecars too.

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 4:10 PM
I like the articles that give us detailing pictures, but I would like to see them do more factory stock vs the hot rod ones.

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Posted by Alex on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:44 PM
Man! Enough muscle cars! All you see everywhere is muscle cars - whre are the racers? WRC, LeMans? ALMS? Sports cars, Exotics? What about F1 - when was the last time Scale Auto run an article about F1 car buildup?

Maybe I was unfortunate, but I never grew up around these cars - why would I be interested in building them, or looking someone else build one? I want Posches, BMWs, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Nissans!
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Posted by jhaught on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:51 PM
All of this is going to happen. What we need are more quality buildups of those topics. It's hard to get people to keep a camera handy and highlight important steps of a buildup as they go; after the fact, it's too late.

We study and survey after each issue to see how the readers feel about each item we present. Future issues reflect these results. Combine that with available good material, put it in the right mix, and you have the recipe for an issue.

In February, for instance, we have an article on some of Bud LeFevre's stock cars and a review of the Nash Bridges '71 'Cuda, among others. And for the April issue (25th Anniversary) we'll have a bunch of stuff on the 40th anniversary of the Mustang, including a cover and buildup of the 1964 Indy 500 pace car.

In August we'll do much of the same for the GTO, which also turns 40 this year. And both subjects will have kit histories by Tim Boyd.

There's plenty more coming, too. We're putting a lot of effort into upgrading the content and keeping the story mix that fits our readers' interests. And that means plenty of muscle cars, how-tos, tips, and a variety of other topics.

Jim Haught

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:50 PM
I too agree with the fact of seeing more late 60's and 70s muscle cars in the mag and diff some movie cars them are always great cars...

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You changed the cover pic
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 4:44 AM
I was told by Tim this would probubly happen. But the dream was a happy wile it lasted. Can't wait for the next issue to come out.

Bud Lefevre


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