Archive for July, 2009

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Motor Trend Turns 60

Motor Trend turns 60. As in Years. Its editor espouses the value of newsstand while parent Source Interlink attempts to rebuild out of brankruptcy.

29Jul2009 | | 3 comments | | Continued
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Sticker Shock: $300 for Old Cars Weekly Online Service

A new online data base from Old Cars Weekly carries a hefty price tag in an age where info is free and the collector car market is in a free fall.

28Jul2009 | | 10 comments | | Continued
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Source Interlink Bankruptcy Clouds Future for Motor Trend, Automobile

Source Interlink is set to emerge from bankruptcy after shedding $1B in debt. Automobile, Motor Trend, and Hot Rod ad stat’s are off by 28%. And management gets to stay. Is SI too big to fail?

28Jul2009 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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American Driver MIA

American Driver is MIA. What’s going on with the glossy lifestyle mag?

28Jul2009 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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Automobile Leads Epic Ad Decline

Automobile earns kudos for biggest loser on the scale of ad revenue and page declines for the second quarter 2009. Add massive losses in circulation across the Fab Four, CPI wonders how four overlapping consumer titles can stay viable.

24Jul2009 | | 2 comments | | Continued
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Latest Circ Numbers… Winners and Losers

It could be worse and there’s some winners in the group. Check out the latest stat’s…

21Jul2009 | | 0 comments | | Continued
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ACBJ Chairman Dies, Acquired Hemmings

Ray Shaw, the Chairman of American City Business Journals (ACBJ) and parent company of Hemmings Motor News, died Sunday at the age of 75.

20Jul2009 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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Mainstream Auto Mags Shadow Fate of Business Week

Mainstream consumer titles are getting dumped at a fraction of valuations. Business Week’s fire sale suggests a tough time for automotive mags seeking a new home. What can we expect in the way of consolidation where buyers are thin on the ground and new media has all but decimated the print model?

17Jul2009 | | 3 comments | | Continued
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Car & Driver Leads Circ Meltdown, AutoWeek Gains

Latest circ numbers show consumer titles in a downward spiral while a few niche mags buck the trend. Car & Driver leads the pack with a whopping 74K drop in circulation. Sustaining print readership may be just too damn costly. CPI tracks circ for the leading automotive mags…

15Jul2009 | | 4 comments | | Continued
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