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View Poll Results: HOT ROD v. CAR CRAFT
HOT ROD MAGAZINE 5 23.81%
CAR CRAFT 16 76.19%
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:34 PM
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Hot Rod Vs Car Craft

HOT ROD VS CAR CRAFT

I prefer CC over HRM because it is aimed at the low-budget build, regular, working class person.

But don't get me wrong if I had the time and money I would love to go on the Hot Rod Power Tour.

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You forgot to add NEITHER!

I won't buy Hot Rod unless there's an article I'm particularly interested in. And there's no way in he11 that I would ever consider buying Chevy Craft.
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In the 80's in 90's I subscribed to car craft. The editors had a sense of humor I really liked, packed with articles and features. I also picked hot rod up a lot, but at that time I didn't like rods as much as musclecars and they had more of them. In the 90's the content in car craft started going downhill as well as hotrod. I quit my suscription and very seldom pick up either since.
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:15 PM
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CarCrafts been getting better lately, i've gotten somewhat used to the fact that theres gonna be a chevy on every other page...
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:06 PM
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both mags are getting better again, but I only subscribe to Car Craft.
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Hot Rod vs Car Craft

Even though my subscription is a non-event (see 'Non Appearing HOT ROD' in this forum) HOT ROD is in my opinion, infinitely better than CC.
To me, HOT ROD has the same irreverance, off the wall attitude today that CC had back in the days of Rick Voeglin, Norman Mayersohn, Terry Cook, Al Kirschenbaum. Yep the '70s!
In the '80s even some staff members referred to it as 'Chevy Craft'.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:32 AM
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Neither............

All these magazines change their forrmat every few years, but it is the same old crap rehashed over and over again. I bought magazines starting back in the 60s and again in the 80s.....You could se the patterns.

Only good thing, I sold all the old ones on eBay and financed a trip to Vegas. Bad thing, I came home broke....................

I have lots of 80s ones still...........maybe another trip coming.
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I do subscribe to Hot Rod but sometimes wonder why....my question would be, how many of you have more than one subscription? I know I do-along with Hot Rod, I subscribe to Street Rodder, Street Rod Builder, my local Street Rod Association newsbook, StreetScene....wow, I just realized I have a problem...hmm
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The choices should read;
  • HOT CHEVY

  • CHEVY CRAFT

  • NEITHER OF THE ABOVE

I even ended my subscriptionto SUPER FORD years ago as I tired of reading about FOX MUSTANGS issue after issue...
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I gotta go with Kultulz, I used to subscribe to several Ford Specialty magazines but they have gotten tunnel vision it seems and dont talk about anything but Mustangs.
I actually get more useful info from Circle Track and various Truck specialty magazines, but only if they have specific articles, do I buy any magazine, now days.
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I like Car Craft and Hot Rod both better than Popular Hotrodding. PHR says that you will not see a car in their mag that isn't a "G Machine". I appreciate a car handling and driving and stopping, but they go overboard. G this G that, G the other. I like the look of bigs and littles or at least something resembling a drivable car. Most of the cars are slammed so close to the ground that they would not make it out of my driveway, much less be enjoyable to drive on Indiana roads.
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Hot Rod vs Car Craft

Even this discussion is centred around HR and CC can I throw a cat amongst the pidgeons?
At the end of the day all these monthlies editorial content is to make up the space between advertisments - Street Rodder (another Primedia product) is a prime example!
In that magazine I like to count how many times the editor can include a photograph of himself.
However, I digress.
In my opinion, the finest hot rod publication, no make that automotive publication of any genre, in the entire world is The Rodders Journal.
Beautifully written and photographed, a world class print job on the best paper and nothing superficial about it in any way, shape or form.
Features that can run up to 15 pages and so exacting in detail it is truly a joy and to my knowledge there is not another magazine like it devoted to automobiles published anywhere else in the worl. If there is such a publication, I'd like to hear about it.
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Best Magazine?

As an afterthought I feel it necessary to throw in another 2 bits here.
There is a magazine called Engine Masters, which while it deals only with building engines, is probably the only real publication worth reading when it comes to that specific part of the Hotrodding hobby.
The articles are generally of the more advanced type of reading, and most of the newbies in the sport would be totally lost at a large part of the info put out in this pub. Even though most of what they deal with are of the Bow Tie genre, a real engine builder and hotrodder will be able to glean information from the articles and apply them to just about any engine that tickles their fancy.
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I like car craft, cause I'm poor. Every now and then they write up some budget trick that helps me go faster, or stop faster. I like seeing primer and wavy panels, and disco novas, and junkyard engine thrashes. not rusty slammed 32's with greasy 90's LT1's

HotRod has some good drags and events.
But my fav is the engine masters by popular hotrodding.
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I like CC a bit better. I subscribe to both. I am a junkie when it comes to magazines.

The Ford ones do tend to be MUSTANG only. Yet there is many a nice Vic out there.
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