bummer, good bathroom material.
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...
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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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
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
that would explain why i couldnt find it on any stands for the past two months.
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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!
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.
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.
Wish my local stores have GOLF for sale.
"Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"
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.
but i've still been meaning to subscribe to PVW, i buy every issue anyways, might as well have it delivered
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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.
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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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.
edit: Primedia/SourceInterlink/whoever owns the mags now.
Last edited by MrDave; 05-09-2012 at 03:03 AM.
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.
refinement of the decline
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.
Armchair editor, right here.