April 11, 2009

Magazines

Filed under: Racing — Kari @ 6:42 am

Magazines after magazines. There are so many good car magazines that it is difficult to decide which ones to order or buy. During the last few years I have been buying and reading lots of magazines. So here are few magazines that I think are the best.

Evo
Great magazine to keep up to date with all the supercars and performance cars around the world. Covers mainly cars from 21st century. Also lots of stories about travelling around the Europe and driving the best scenery roads. Also some stories related to Nurburgring. Some ads. Paper quality is high and it is published every month. Downside is the price.

Octane
This is my favourite. Covers super and performance cars from 1970s to 1990s. Lots of stories about classics and soon to be come classics. Same publishers as Evo so shares the high quality paper and high price. Lots of ads of classic cars, which makes dreaming easy. Wouldn’t it be nice to win a lottery and buy 911 Carrera 2.7 RS, AC Cobra or BMW M1 🙂

Classic & Sports Car
Another british magazine. Dedicated to “real” classic from 1950s and 1960s. Very good stories. Bit price, but has high quality paper. Has also lots of car ads.

Motor Sport
Published first time in the 1920s and is one of the top magazines. I especially like the articles that take an inside look into F1 and to other racing series. It also has good interviews with top influencers or racers like Flavio Briatore and Keke Rosberg. Continues the British style of high quality paper and high price.

Car and Driver
C/D is good magazine. Not because it has very detailed interviews or reports. It is because it is cheap and comes with bunch of news and information on the cars in the North America. $20 for one year subscription (include shipping to Finland) is just too cheap to ignore. Of course the paper is pretty thin to keep the price down.

Although most of the magazines are expensive (around 60-70€ for one year) they are worth the money. This is especially true if you are planning to buy a classic car. What are your favorite magazines. Please leave a comment and tell us.

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