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    After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

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    The fat lady has sung at Autoweek...after a wonderful 61 year ride.

    I encourage you to pickup the last issue while you can. It was always a great read.
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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    What am I going to read at the dentist office now????

    I've said it before, I do miss the excitement of getting my monthly car magazines. Now, I barely read them as I've already gotten my fill from the internet. I miss that feeling of excitement.

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post

    I've said it before, I do miss the excitement of getting my monthly car magazines. Now, I barely read them as I've already gotten my fill from the internet. I miss that feeling of excitement.
    Same here. I still get Car and Driver, but I don't read it cover-to-cover like I used to. CD seems to have evolved in that it appears they're doing more explanatory/enterprise stories to try to distinguish themselves, since so many outlets do news and reviews.
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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    As the old saying goes, you can't grep a dead tree

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Murrow View Post
    Same here. I still get Car and Driver, but I don't read it cover-to-cover like I used to. CDseems to have evolved in that it appears they're doing more explanatory/enterprise stories to try to distinguish themselves, since so many outlets do news and reviews.
    I'd still be subscribed to CD because I was paid up to Nov19 as per my mailing label. I've subscribed for many years.
    I got cancellation notices in the mail saying you must pay us, this started in December or January. I explained to the monkey what the situation was, that did no good they stopped mailing CD so screw the *******s. They all use ******* billing agencies now, whether it's my dentist or my doc or my magazine scrip. Bye bye CD it was nice knowing you.
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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    I did not renew my long-time print subscription to Autoweek when they stopped being a weekly publication.

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    I used to subscribe to Autoweek for years, and would eagerly wait for Thursdays.

    I stopped the subscription around 2005 (along with a host of other magazines) when I realized that most of information and news I was looking for was online, and much earlier.

    Progress does have casualties.

    *And I was part of this one.

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    I too remember the excitement of the mags, but I get that same excitement online when I see new spy shots or a new reveal!

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    I too remember the excitement of the mags, but I get that same excitement online when I see new spy shots or a new reveal!
    It is hard to go back, nothing beats instant gratification

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    I didn't renew probably a year ago or so. It had become 80% ads, 15% motorsport (which I don't care about), and 5% articles I was interested in. Of the 60 pages or whatever it had become, there was about 5 pages of stories/reviews I wanted to read. And it came bi-weekly, meaning there was even less content overall. It just became not worth even the few dollars a year or whatever it was at the end.

    I don't even browse Autoweek online either.

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    I haven't been a car rag subscriber for 10 years, although I do catch them through Apple News+, but the magazine format is still obsolete even in digital form. If there is one subject that isn't served well by print, its automotive reviews, it really belongs on video which is where I go for reviews now. And the quality of auto journalism was always terrible, the digital age finally let real expertise surface.

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    I was a subscriber up until this year but they never offered me a print renewal, only electronic - now I know why.

    Probably one of the best auto magazines around. Will miss it.

    I just subscribed to Car & Driver now - better help these guys keep going!

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Self Reliance View Post
    It is hard to go back, nothing beats instant gratification
    Very true though I still love sitting in my La-Z-Boy on Sunday mornings sometimes and reading a couple of magazines.

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    Re: After 61 Years, Autoweek Prints Last Issue, Becomes Web Only Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by rmc523 View Post
    15% motorsport
    Motorsports coverage is my favorite part of Autoweek. Particularly IMSA racing and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Motorsports coverage is my favorite part of Autoweek. Particularly IMSA racing and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.
    Fair enough - must've been why they added more of it in the later print years. I could care less about it.

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