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#51 slotbaker

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 11:08 PM

I'm not into the door stops either, or HO, or 1/43, or 1/32, but they're all slot cars, and I'm looking forward to reading the first edition.

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 11:52 PM

First issue is complete and about ready to go to press.
 
Got lots lined up for the 2nd and 3rd issues already so keep your eyes open for some great stuff ahead.
 
Pete, I'm not saying that the door is totally closed on any sanctified racing series including "door stops".  

As long as the article is submitted with a viewpoint that's both interesting and beneficial to the reader regardless of their skill level or knowledge of the subject.  

Photos HAVE to be high resolution and sharp looking with plenty of light. Otherwise, don't bother.

Race reports are really only interesting to the racers involved and better suited to the forums or facebook where they can be quickly forgotten.

But a really in-depth look into a racing series/sanctioned event might be a good read.

I look forward to your submission.

But don't EVER tell me to take a time out... dude!
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Posted 23 November 2014 - 02:26 AM

Jairus, will the mags. be offered on news stands, book stands like the ones found in grocery stores?  Basically, will they be available without someone subscribing to obtain ? 


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:18 AM

So how do i get a mag or subscribe?


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 10:58 AM

The magazines will be sent to our current distributors (hobby shops)  for Model Cars Magazine and all Barnes & Noble book stores. 

Subscription service will be set up same as MCM out of Denver Co.  No details yet.

Gregg is also contacting various online slot car parts houses to see if they will carry the mag.  PCH has already volunteered to ship internationally.

 
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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:28 PM

First issue is complete and about ready to go to press.

 

Got lots lined up for the 2nd and 3rd issues already so keep your eyes open for some great stuff ahead.

 

Pete, I'm not saying that the door is totally closed on any sanctified racing series including "door stops".  As long as the article is submitted with a viewpoint that's both interesting and beneficial to the reader regardless of their skill level or knowledge of the subject.  

Photos HAVE to be high resolution and sharp looking with plenty of light. Otherwise, don't bother.
Race reports are really only interesting to the racers involved and better suited to the forums or facebook where they can be quickly forgotten.
But a really in-depth look into a racing series/sanctioned event might be a good read.
I look forward to your submission.

But don't EVER tell me to take a time out... dude!

 

I'll never mention it again. :hi:

 

 

:excl:   What length (i.e., word count) would you be looking for in a piece describing a "local option" sort of series reflecting regional tastes and opinions?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:54 AM

Also want to subscribe to this magazine. As long as it covers slot cars, no matter what genre, I'm interested because all it can do is benefit the hobby. I won't have a book store close to me that will handle it (nearest B&N is over 20 miles away), so a subscription is going to be my best bet.

 

I race wing cars too, but only Group F cars because you can build the whole car for under a "C" note and be competitive. Now that I have my arm out of the sling, I'll be able to build more retro stuff, and the new mag, as well as Slotblog, will give me some ideas.

 

Go for it, Jairus


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:00 PM

Word count?  At this point I don't have one.
Depends on the subject and the message.

Historical information always, along with a brush of technical explanation are necessary because we have to assume that most readers are not always "up to speed".
So I guess I would have to hear a synopsis first.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:26 PM

Great!  It will be nice to show off the Art & Craft side of slots again.  I'll give my local bricks and mortar Hobby Shop a heads up.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 06:01 PM

I guess I better put my two cents in… but I want change.

And no, I don't take checks…

 

Jairus and I talked and dreamed about doing a slot car magazine since 2006. He took me, or rather let me drive the car all the way down to Buena Park for a race or two, and I was hooked!

 

I love all slot cars, yes, even HO.

To me, they are moving model cars.

 

What put the flame under my okole (rear end) was the gorgeous red Ferrari 250 GTO that Jairus built with that brass chassis online in some forums.

The timing was perfect.

Model Cars had just turned 15-years-old, I need a new Ferrari, and the wife says there's a new line of Jimmy Choo shoes she wants.

Just kidding, of course.  We did make 15 years in October though.

 

Slot Cars Magazine will be published six times a year.
Cover price will be $6.50

Subscriptions will be up on the web site soon.

I am still waiting for the legal/paper work to get everything done.

 

I am also writing a book, in real time, on how to start a magazine.

It's going to be a step-by-step guide. Everything I have done to get this magazine printed will be in the book.

Everything

Every form, email, letter, application, who to contact, what to do, what to get.

Never before has there been something like this done.

There are books on starting magazines or newsletters, but never has there been a step-by-step guide.

We'll see how it goes, it should be interesting, I hope!

 

The Model Cars Magazine dealers/hobby shops should have received their letters by now, and I am working on the dedicated slot car shops/retailer lists now. 

 

If you have a local slot car shop near you, that you think may want to carry the new magazine, please have them contact me, gregg@slotcarsmag.com, or call the Denver office, 303.296.1600.

 

I think the first run of the mag will be 5,000 copies

There will be a digital version, a FULL HIGH RESOLUTION copy, available also. 

I have to work out the bugs in the securing of the digital file.

I have to protect the file, so that it can't be shared, emailed, etc.

Digital copies should be cheaper, I think $4 would fair, thoughts?

Anyone charging full price for a digital version, that IS NOT HIGH RESOLUTION, is cheating you.

 

 

I hope this explains most of the new magazine.

If you have any questions, email me, or post them here.

I'll try keep an eye on this post.

 

Mahalo nui loa!

 

and a big Mahalo to Jairus for helping out with this dream that's about to come true…

 

Gregg Hutchings

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ps. Matt, your post on Sept 27 meant a lot to me.

I really do appreciate the kind words.

 


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#61 Jairus

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:52 PM

Welcome aboard Gregg!  :good:


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#62 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:33 PM

I guess I better put my two cents in… but I want change.

And no, I don't take checks…

 

Jairus and I talked and dreamed about doing a slot car magazine since 2006. He took me, or rather let me drive the car all the way down to Buena Park for a race or two, and I was hooked!

 

I love all slot cars, yes, even HO.

To me, they are moving model cars.

 

What put the flame under my okole (rear end) was the gorgeous red Ferrari 250 GTO that Jairus built with that brass chassis online in some forums.

The timing was perfect.

Model Cars had just turned 15-years-old, I need a new Ferrari, and the wife says there's a new line of Jimmy Choo shoes she wants.

Just kidding, of course.  We did make 15 years in October though.

 

Slot Cars Magazine will be published six times a year.
Cover price will be $6.50

Subscriptions will be up on the web site soon.

I am still waiting for the legal/paper work to get everything done.

 

I am also writing a book, in real time, on how to start a magazine.

It's going to be a step-by-step guide. Everything I have done to get this magazine printed will be in the book.

Everything

Every form, email, letter, application, who to contact, what to do, what to get.

Never before has there been something like this done.

There are books on starting magazines or newsletters, but never has there been a step-by-step guide.

We'll see how it goes, it should be interesting, I hope!

 

The Model Cars Magazine dealers/hobby shops should have received their letters by now, and I am working on the dedicated slot car shops/retailer lists now. 

 

If you have a local slot car shop near you, that you think may want to carry the new magazine, please have them contact me, gregg@slotcarsmag.com, or call the Denver office, 303.296.1600.

 

I think the first run of the mag will be 5,000 copies

There will be a digital version, a FULL HIGH RESOLUTION copy, available also. 

I have to work out the bugs in the securing of the digital file.

I have to protect the file, so that it can't be shared, emailed, etc.

Digital copies should be cheaper, I think $4 would fair, thoughts?

Anyone charging full price for a digital version, that IS NOT HIGH RESOLUTION, is cheating you.

 

 

I hope this explains most of the new magazine.

If you have any questions, email me, or post them here.

I'll try keep an eye on this post.

 

Mahalo nui loa!

 

and a big Mahalo to Jairus for helping out with this dream that's about to come true…

 

Gregg Hutchings

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ps. Matt, your post on Sept 27 meant a lot to me.

I really do appreciate the kind words.

 

Well deserved Gregg!

 

Will you be the direct point of contact for advertising inquiries?


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:20 PM

Yes, thanks, Matt.

As with Model Cars, I will be doing the ads for Slot Cars as well.

Like I said, I need that new Ferrari (no worry, it's 1/43 scale...)

I have rate cards, flyers, etc. that I can send out.

Also, we are looking for writers, who can take real gooder pictures.

A cents of humor is a must, as you can see… or was that sea?

 

gregg@slotcarsmag.com


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 12:19 AM

"Sense" Boss.
But I guess that's what we pay proof readers for.... :rolleyes:


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#65 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 12:29 AM

All great writers have a better proof reader and editor lol


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:42 AM

You guys really missed it on this one

Cents of humor

get it?

 

I make misteaks because I want to


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#67 Jairus

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 10:09 AM

No funny no money?


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

Gregg I got it!  I figured it to be like "a penny for your thoughts".  Not a lot for such "valuable" info.  I would also like to mention that I think it's a great idea that the new mag will be written so that a newbie can understand.  That's the kind of thing that will gain interest rather than run people away from the hobby.  Can't wait for issue #1 to become available, a subscription would have made a nice X-mas present.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 07:53 PM

Yes, Jairus, you will be paid in funny money.

Monopoly Hundreds, yes?

Glad we came to this agreement.

You said it, I have witnesses.... 

:-)

I am so looking forward to this.

It's going to be a blast!

We should have done it way back when, 2006 or so, but oh well.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:07 PM

Hi Gregg,

I saw this from Jairus, and my ears perked up:

"that's what we pay proof readers for...."

I already offered to do some proof reading pro bono, but if y'all are planning to pay people to do it, well.....

 

"You guys really missed it on this one

Cents of humor

get it?

I make misteaks because I want to"

I didn't miss it, Gregg, It stood out to me as intentional :) and it was funny

 

I wish you guys great luck in the mag and I'm ready to subskibe to it now ! :crazy:

 

 


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:27 PM

I'm really looking forward to this magazine. Greg publishes the best magazine currently dedicated to model cars. If you do any scratch building or model kit/slot conversions I would give Model Cars a look. 


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:53 PM

Are subscriptions already available? I'd certainly like to have a shop copy at Haven to help get racers excited about new releases and major events.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

I like all slots but I can understand that as an editor it's important to have a focus. Looking forward to seeing the magazine.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:59 PM

I'm in on the subscription train! :victory:

 

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:53 PM

Fellas,

 

 I'd like to get in on the subscription bandwagon as well...


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:58 PM

Still working on the subscription site, and also the digital version.

 

Question for you guys...

 

What would you rather have:

 

A downloadable PDF, or a viewable online/electronic version of the magazine, like a FlipBook style, (Zinio is not possible, yet...)

 

Thanks


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:15 PM

I would like to subscribe also . I would like a digital version like my national dragster one. hope to see subscription info soon.


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:30 PM

I want a baba and a pankiedoo!


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I want a baba and a pankiedoo!

 

The pink one, with the purple poka-dots?


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:14 PM


What would you rather have:

A downloadable PDF, or a viewable online/electronic version of the magazine, like a FlipBook style, (Zinio is not possible, yet...)

 

 

 

Definitely a downloadable PDF as it is easy to read and keep on a hard drive permanently. The other formats are a Royal PITA and not permanent.

 

Cheers


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:43 PM

As far as an electronic version goes, the PDF works for me, but I hope the regular magazine publication will be available.

:huh:


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:29 PM

i would like to have a subscription and sell the mag in my store it would be great for the hobby.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

Still working on the subscription site, and also the digital version.

 

Question for you guys...

 

What would you rather have:

 

A downloadable PDF, or a viewable online/electronic version of the magazine, like a FlipBook style, (Zinio is not possible, yet...)

 

Thanks

 

I would like to see the magazine available in the iTunes magazine store- for the simple reason that people who are not already slot enthusiasts might find it and subscribe.


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 10:21 AM

With the New Year here, when does the Magazine become available?

 

 

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 11:23 PM

That's a great question.
Everything is submitted... and while Gregg made me the Editor, he has the final word.
Been so busy lately that we have not talked much.

Working a car show all day tomorrow. Been working at the shop off and on along with painting a new box art for Revell and painting slot car bodies for the local guys. (Even won Concours at the last race.)

 

I'll drop Gregg a line and report back soon as I can Max.

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 11:42 PM

Well, already heard back from Gregg!  (That was fast)
 

 

Real close

still trying to squeeze more ads
Dealer response has been unreal
will know more by Sunday night, I hope.
 
shake and stir!!!!!!

Gregg

 

 


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

Any new info on mag subscriptions, availability etc.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:44 PM

When I know, you will know.
I did my best to fill the first issue with interesting articles and good photos.
Working on the second issue next... while waiting on the first issue to hit the news stands.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:37 PM

Don't forget me! Would love to become one of the first subscribers!!!!!!

 

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

I want a copy too. Just let me know where and how.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:16 PM

Any updates?


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 08:10 PM

I've been bugging Gregg weekly.
But he lives in Hawaii and runs on Hawaiian time.  Deadlines are... "fundgable".


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:28 PM

I've been bugging Gregg weekly.
But he lives in Hawaii and runs on Hawaiian time.  Deadlines are... "fundgable".

 

Is that made with SPAM?

 

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:05 PM

I should explain a few things first. 

I have published Model Cars Magazine for over 15 years, and I can honestly say, I can't remember if any issue was ever printed on time: well, at least in the past ten years.

WHAT?

How can this go on?

First off, Model Cars is the longest running model car/hobby magazine printed in the U.S. that has been owned by the same company, Golden Bell Press.

Yes, it's basically my magazine, but Golden Bell is the "owner" and without them, Model Cars would have folded years ago.

So why the lateness on Model Cars?

I have had six major back surgeries, the last one in October of 2013. A seventh one is being considered, but it's not something we are looking forward to, or really want to do.

Most of my time during the day is spent laying down.

I have good minutes, and then bad hours.

It's like a two steps forward, ten steps back type of thing.

If I have to do something, say doctor's appointment, it will take about two hours start to finish.

That means I'll be down, literally down for the count, for at least a day afterwards. Not just tired, sore, etc., but down. Unable to move, get up, eat, etc. Down down down.

Then, slowly, life begins again.

This happens every single day, every single time.

So, when I have to try and sit up and put together this first issue, every ten minutes or so I spend sitting up, figure on at least two, three, or more hours spent down in bed.

Yes, this sucks.

I have been dealing with this for so long, it's getting to the point of being more than just frustrating.

I know this should not be a problem for anyone else, but this is just the facts of life, or rather my life.

 

I know it also sounds like an excuse, and it kinda is, but I'm just telling you all what is going on behind the scenes.

I hope you understand what I go through, each and every day, and hopefully will be able to give me some leeway until I can finally and hopefully get "back" to "normal."

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

As for updates, the mag is about 90% done, and I am trying to get all the final stuff in I need to, so I can go and finish up everything in one crack, while laying down, of course.

 

mahalo

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:33 PM

Oh... you are still reading this thread?  Oops.....  :shok:

 

Wasn't going to get into the medical stuff.

Again, if I can do anything else, please let me know.

Issue two is in my sights, so anyone wanting to submit should contact me soon.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:38 AM

I would like to get someone on board who really knows their current 1/32 scale stuff. Like Slot.it, Scalextric, Fly, and other new manufacturers, and what they are releasing now. Also, what the differences are in the releases, etc. If someone wants to volunteer, please let me know. Thanks.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

Gregg, your x-ray in post #94 says it all, maybe even better than words. Back problems are nothing to mess with. I hope you can overcome yours soon.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

Call Dr. Max Medari in Orlando...he's the neurosurgeon who gave me relief.  He won't take auto insurance claims.  25% of his patients fly to get his work done.  If your repair won't work, he will tell you the way it is...

 

for 1/32 contributor, find Marty Stanley.  Get well soon Mr. Gregg.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:21 PM

Subscription information is finally available.

 

Here is a link to updates as they happen. A link is there for subscriptions.

 

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First issue is at the press.  Second issue being compiled right now!


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:39 PM

Cool.

 

 

Subscription rates are $25 per year (six issues), and $45 for two years (12 issues). For foreign/overseas prices, please visit the link below.

Can't see/find the link.

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