Originally posted by 69nova@Jun 19 2004, 02:24 AM
Maybe my words were a little harsh.
I should have said that mags like GMHP and the Pontiac mag attract readers who are interested in the new GTO. It should be there, fender to fender, with the BMW's and new sports cars.
When I think of Hot Rod, I'm looking for older cars and rodded cars. The new GTO doesn't fit this mag.
Drifting and spinning one's tires in place to make smoke? Nope. Not inrterested one bit.
And I keep picking up the GMHP mag at the stands but many times lay it down because of the lack of articles on GM's new cars. And you'd think that the GM Performance Parts Company would be screaming for more coverage (There is a small blurb in the Car Craft mag about tuning a Cavalier and GM parts available).
I would guess that young kids on a tight budget would be pulled away from the Hondas and Mazdas if they could read articles on tuning GM cars such as the Cavalier.
If teh GTO doesnt fit this mag, neithre does the many articles on the fbodies they do, or the articles on the mustang, or efi, or gen III small blocks, modualr ford motors, etc etc. Yet I keep seeing more articles on modern cars and using modern stuff then making old cars from old parts.
Its always a muscle car of old, combined with a efi, or a 6spd with large tires, and the idea of also looking at handling as part of a cars make up.
GMHTP does a good job at the group of people that buy the mag. No one is begging or demanding more articles about Cavi's. I am kinda getting sick and tired of the standard LS1 articles, but Im glad to see more TPI/Third gen articles. They are finaly focusing on a high performance car for cheap. Teh LS1 cars parts are pretty expensive and arent so hands-on as much as the older forms of efi.
GMHTP does a lot of articles on GTP cars. They just had a great write up on how to make one run 11's. Im sure taht with time, the GTO will start to move onto the pages of GMHTP. As of right now, no one really has any parts done, but its getting bigger and bigger. So far, I have seen TT GTO's, Supercharged GTO, 455 (Gen III) GTO, along with the race GTO and drifiting GTO. Also, there are more and more parts coming out as time goes on. Its been some 5 months since its introduction, and now parts are coming from every direction.