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      05-02-2012 11:47 PM #1
      bye eurotuner. kinda bummed. they obviously weren't PVW in stature but they really did do good things for the community and gave lots of you guys features. I'm positive they'll continue as an online publication in the meantime...but as a printed publication...

      RIP eurotuner


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      05-02-2012 11:52 PM #2
      bummer, good bathroom material.

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      05-02-2012 11:53 PM #3
      I wonder how long it will be till we have no printed publications anywhere anymore.

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      05-02-2012 11:55 PM #4
      It's always sad when something involved in our community goes under. Unfortunately this is a destination of all printed media. Some sooner then later.
      I wonder if they will refund my money for 2yr subscription.
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      05-02-2012 11:58 PM #5
      Long time coming, not a surprise to anyone really

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      05-03-2012 12:14 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      It's always sad when something involved in our community goes under. Unfortunately this is a destination of all printed media. Some sooner then later.
      I wonder if they will refund my money for 2yr subscription.
      you'll probly get european car instead.

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      05-03-2012 11:02 AM #7
      they were still printing this.
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      05-03-2012 01:04 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Digital K. View Post
      I wonder how long it will be till we have no printed publications anywhere anymore.

      This is completely foreseeable. I hope it sticks around, but electronic versions of everything is taking over! I personally enjoy holding a copy of a mag or book, but I suppose I am in the minority.

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      05-03-2012 02:18 PM #9
      I miss sport compact car magazine I forget what they became..but grassroots motorsports still has a lot of good info
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      05-03-2012 03:18 PM #10
      kimda bummed as well.. Its obvious that e/t isn't the best out there, but it did have some good features and was inexpensive and it was always worth the read.
      my subscription is good til2015 sometime.. Lol
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      05-03-2012 04:37 PM #11
      i used to pick up European Car, Eurotuner, and PVW..

      i was consistantly dissapointed with Eurotuner and European car, and only bought PVW.

      even though it's more than $10 per issue, i buy it every month.

      i'd rather read about a clean rabbit than a shop-tuned M3

    12. 05-03-2012 04:54 PM #12
      Never bought a Eurotuner. I guess Im part of the problem.

      Also, I havent bought a PVW since they quit having hot chicks on the cover.

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      05-03-2012 05:24 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      Never bought a Eurotuner. I guess Im part of the problem.
      exactly
      I've never even looked through a eurotuner
      they always had ridiculous looking massive-huge-dollar BMW's on the covers when saw them, they didn't look like anything i'd be interested in

      I like Retro Car a lot though, and I still pick up PVW and Golf+ every once in a while
      i feel the same way about having a physical thing to hold in your hands, it just feels better, but that still doesn't mean I buy magazines often. the Internet is still "free" and easily accessed

    14. 05-03-2012 05:44 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      Never bought a Eurotuner. I guess Im part of the problem.

      Also, I havent bought a PVW since they quit having hot chicks on the cover.

      X2 on both counts. Used to love European Car in the early 90's, it was almost exclusively and A1 and A2 mag.

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      05-03-2012 06:47 PM #15
      That magazine was more like Sport Compact Car.........buh bye!
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      05-03-2012 07:01 PM #16
      RIP Eurotuner



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      05-03-2012 07:02 PM #17
      dam, that kinda sucks but i stopped buying euro tuner a wile ago. still pick up a PVW all the time though.

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      05-03-2012 10:40 PM #19
      The magazine is dying. MY fav international mag store in midtown manhatten cut its size in half a couple years ago.

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      05-03-2012 10:47 PM #20
      Once they change the paper they printed on I stopped buying. Images just looked like crap. Also the editorials went to **** a few years ago.

      Its sad to watch print media die a slow death. Having numerous images published in all sorts of magazines was a great feeling. But in the end I couldnt make ends meet for me and a growing family.

      I do not know if in our life times we will see all print cease, maybe we will, its not for certain at this point. There are still a lot of people, like some above mentioned and myself included who love tangible goods. I want to hold a book, flip through the pages... not stare a a screen and click a button or swipe my finger.

      I was not a big supporter of ET, but it is sad to see them go. Colleagues of mine are loosing work because of this!
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      05-03-2012 11:48 PM #21
      I'm still a huge supporter of printed magazines. I regularly buy Hot VWs, Rod and Kulture, Car Culture Deluxe etc. and subscribe to PVW and Kustoms Illustrated.
      I haven't bought a Eurotuner since Ivan was featured as most of their content was irrelevant to my interests. It's still sad to see another magazine go away.
      RIP Eurotuner.

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      05-03-2012 11:58 PM #22
      Each year at Waterfest, i renew my 2yr subscription. I probably have till 2020 at this point.
      I dont even read about the same looking BMWs they have every month, but they did have some nice VW. Their paper was crap. Mag would fall apart the first day. Still sad to see it go.
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      05-04-2012 12:04 AM #23
      Most euro mags based in north america suck. All the feature cars have build threads on the internet somewhere, and if they don't, they're not worth reading about. I could care less about shop tuned cars. The last eurotuner I bought had a ****ing 24-karat gold plated BMW that they actually tried to say was really driven and raced. Sorry, waste of paper. Gold-plated brake rotors...

      Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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      05-04-2012 12:42 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by B4S View Post
      Most euro mags based in north america suck. All the feature cars have build threads on the internet somewhere, and if they don't, they're not worth reading about. I could care less about shop tuned cars. The last eurotuner I bought had a ****ing 24-karat gold plated BMW that they actually tried to say was really driven and raced. Sorry, waste of paper. Gold-plated brake rotors...

      Good riddance to bad rubbish.
      so harsh, young grasshopper.

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      05-04-2012 03:01 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Digital K. View Post
      you'll probly get european car instead.
      well it'd be cool to get something rather than just get cut off completely

      but i've still been meaning to subscribe to PVW, i buy every issue anyways, might as well have it delivered

      Quote Originally Posted by Digital K. View Post
      I wonder how long it will be till we have no printed publications anywhere anymore.
      BMX magazines are going in that same direction, they already cut back from 12 to 9 issues a year
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      05-04-2012 02:07 PM #26
      i remember when they made the name change at h2o in 01

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      05-04-2012 02:20 PM #27
      i don't think print will ever fully die off, it will just go through a resizing of the industry. Sure, web publications have undercut print, but people will always have a desire to hold a physical book of images and articles. Print will most likely go towards small batch, hi-end products.

      I don't know about y'all, but I try to reduce the already excessive amount of time I spend staring at a glowing LED screen.

      It's nice to have something to read that doesn't require power, also.

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      05-04-2012 07:25 PM #28
      good riddance to bad rubbish.everything about the magazine sucked-paper,misprints,horrid editing and most of the cars were junk!
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      05-04-2012 07:36 PM #29
      Bummer, I'm gonna miss the 50 pages of adds 5 pages of features and articles and 100 subscription inserts





      Not really PVW> ET

    30. 05-08-2012 03:57 PM #30
      Eurotuner evolved into something readable, but not too far back it was aweful.

      I think that magazines are in trouble. Back in December EuroTuner went from 12 issus per year down to 9. 4 issues later and they're done.

      Plus, if these guys are moving to European Car, what does that mean to EC? Are they going to punt Bidrawn and Brown? EC has turned into a car mag about high end tuner cars. Very few cars or projects that are suited to the average working folk. I've had a European Car subscription since shortly after the change from VW-Porsche. I won't renew it again. The last issue is under 100 pages.

      I really miss SportCompactCar. That Modified magazine that Primedia/SourceInterlink sent to fulfill my subscription was certainly no replacement. SCC used to be 200+ pages of quality, but Primedia/SI axed it down to 100 pages of not much.

      If you're looking for good magazines, PVW, Classic and Sports Car, Octane (for the high end stuff), Project Car (for the hands on stuff, too bad they only publish 4 per year and don't do subscriptions), and of course, Top Gear.



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      05-08-2012 08:47 PM #31
      Not suprised. In what, twelve years that mag changed titles at least three times, went through about four editors-in-chief, and never really established an edititorial direction - was it a VW mag, or BMW, or all Euro-inclusive? European Car for young guys? Or Super Street but with VWs? In the end nobody cared, apparently.

      Few years ago I posted some less than complimentary opinions about EuraTuna on this forum. By way of reply one of the editors (now former editor Jason Jackmann) told me I was an idiot and I didn't know anything about how car magazines work.

      Well, maybe I do or don't, but what I do know is if a magazine is sh*t, people won't buy it. Less newstand and subscription sales leads to a drop in advertising revenues, and even huge gazillion-dollar megacomglomerates like PriMedia or Source - Interlink won't tolerate money-losing titles forever.

      TL;DR: Came in to gloat, leaving satisfied.

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      05-08-2012 09:28 PM #32
      If they had perhaps concentrated on being less like a Jap tuner mag with euro cars in it, and more on being a euro mag...they MIGHT have stood a chance. PVW, Retro Car, Retro Ford, PBMW...they do well because they concentrate on their target audience, and NOT on trying to be everyone's magazine.

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    33. 05-08-2012 09:29 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6swap View Post
      Not suprised. In what, twelve years that mag changed titles at least three times, went through about four editors-in-chief, and never really established an edititorial direction - was it a VW mag, or BMW, or all Euro-inclusive? European Car for young guys? Or Super Street but with VWs? In the end nobody cared, apparently.

      Few years ago I posted some less than complimentary opinions about EuraTuna on this forum. By way of reply one of the editors (now former editor Jason Jackmann) told me I was an idiot and I didn't know anything about how car magazines work.

      Well, maybe I do or don't, but what I do know is if a magazine is sh*t, people won't buy it. Less newstand and subscription sales leads to a drop in advertising revenues, and even huge gazillion-dollar megacomglomerates like PriMedia or Source - Interlink won't tolerate money-losing titles forever.

      TL;DR: Came in to gloat, leaving satisfied.

      I heard through a mutual friend former ed Jackmann is in the Army these days.


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      05-08-2012 09:34 PM #34
      I admit there was alot of boring stuff in et but it was cheap and they had some cool features now and then. I despised European car mag a few years ago, buthopefully it gets better with eurotuner influence.

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      05-08-2012 10:41 PM #35
      les bidrawn may not be at EC anymore.

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