RC Car Magazine no more - final in Janurary 2011
It is with great sadness that we make this announcement. According to the RC Car Magazine Blog, they have closed their doors. Their last issue will be the February 2010 Issue.
As you know we give the magazines a hard time around here, especially Cubby. But it makes us sad to see the end of RC Car. Besides having some GREAT people writing for them, their magazine was probably one of the best written of the bunch. They didnít pull punches, they said the things they wanted to say, and it wasnít all fluff and ads. Over the last year their magazine had made a huge improvement, and we were pretty sure their magazine wasnít going to be the one pulling the plug this year.
Goodbye guys! It was fun hanging out with you at iHobby, and Iím sure we will be seeing you all soon! Stay in touch!
Yeah, it actually happened.
Letís face it: the economy bites. This past Friday, November 12, was the final day in the office for RC Car Magazine, and while itís always tough to see a project into which you poured your heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears come to an end, itís most upsetting to me that our faithful (and growing) audience of readers, all of them dedicated hobby enthusiasts, will no longer receive the magazine theyíve come to love and trust. The February 2011 issue is our last.
These last three years (36 issues in magazine time) have been truly amazing; not only did I get to make a living in the hobby industry that I love, but I looked forward to going to work every morning and putting a magazine together with some of my closest friends. Jason, John, and Stephen, it was a dream come true to work with each of you. To Collin Cocores, Tim Tolleson, Brian Skinner, Charles Charron, Bill Hagen, John Howell, Frank Masi, our terrific group of contributors and everyone else who put their time into what blossomed into such a great mag, thank you for your contributions. And to all of my friends at Hi-Torque Publications, thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime.
To all of our amazing readers, thank you for every word of ours that you read and picture you admired. Thank you for every smiling face we saw at races and trade shows, for every issue and subscription you purchases, for every bit of hate mail, letter of criticism (constructive or otherwise), and love letter filled to the brim with praise. The final item I packed up prior to leaving my old office was to forward to my personal e-mail every single e-mail I received from our wonderful audience. And there were a ton of them.
Of course, Iíll never forget this wonderful industry of ours and the friends that Iíve made. So while RC Car Magazine is saying good bye, Iíll just say so long.