Everyone’s doing it and Kit Car Builder Magazine has now taken the digital plunge. Starting with the current issue – March/April 2014 – Kit Car Builder has moved from print media on newsstands to digital format for computers, tablets, smartphones, and more. And….you can sign up on their website and receive the digital version of their magazine for free. Yes…..Free!
What a great bargain for each of us 🙂
Steve Temple, editor and publisher of Kit Car Builder magazine posted the following press release to announce this strategic move for the magazine and his customer base. Let’s see what they had to say about this change:
KIT CAR BUILDER Magazine Joins the Digital Revolution
Acquired by SCT Communications, Inc.
For Immediate Release: February 3, 2014
Tahoe/Reno, NV—It’s a sign of the times, with more and more publications converting from print to a digital platform. Kit Car Builder magazine has just become yet another example of this growing trend. Recently purchased by SCT Communications, Inc. from the National Kit Car Club, the new digital version of Kit Car Builder magazine will be launched with the March/April 2014 issue.
Planned changes include not only sending a reader-friendly, magazine-format version of Kit Car Builder. It will be sent directly to more than 50,000 automotive enthusiasts via email free of charge. Planned changes include increasing the frequency and package size of the magazine. Furthermore, the content of the Kit Car Builder website will be significantly increased, including video, detailed tech and expanded event coverage. Interested parties can sign up for a free subscription at www.kitcarclub.com.
In addition, savings from the elimination of print-production costs will be passed onto advertisers with new, lower ad rates. As Kit Car Builder’s distribution increases, it will also become more affordable and effective as a promotional vehicle for the automotive aftermarket.
The new Publisher/Editor is Steve Temple, who is already very familiar with the kit industry, having served as Marketing Director of Kit Car Builder for the last dozen years. He will be replacing the magazine’s founder and previous owner, Jim Youngs. In order to maintain a sense of continuity and familiarity for readers of Kit Car Builder, Mr. Youngs will be on the masthead as Editor Emeritus, and provide his decades of publishing experience and firsthand knowledge of the kit industry.
Joining the editorial and marketing team will be Larry Weiner of Performance West Group. Weiner is the editor of Pentastar Power, a digital magazine that is mailed out monthly to Mopar enthusiasts of all ages, covering every era of Chrysler cars and trucks, and in particular Mr. Norm’s GSS performance vehicles from the 1960s through the current models.
Look for the first digital edition of Kit Car Builder magazine in early March. Be sure to receive your free copy by signing up at www.kitcarclub.com today!
About Kit Car Builder:
Kit Car Builder magazine is the only U.S.-based publication for the kit and specialty car market, and widely acknowledged as the premier authority on this subject. It covers all types of kit cars, replicas, and component vehicles. Cobras in particular are a mainstay of this market, but custom and specialty cars of all kinds are included in the editorial package, along with focusing on high-quality drivetrain and car-builder products. Free subscriptions are available at www.kitcarclub.com.
About Steve Temple, Publisher/Editor:
In addition to being president of SCT Communications, Inc., he has served as Kit Car Builder’s marketing director and staff photojournalist since its inception. Steve Temple writes for more than a dozen different automotive titles, and also was the Editor in charge of web content for Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Rod & Custom magazines. His resume includes working as Director of Sales & Marketing at Shelby American, Inc., where he was instrumental in launching the company’s Cobra program. The offices of SCT Communications, Inc. are located in the Tahoe/Reno area of Nevada. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Larry Weiner, founder and president, Performance West Group:
Larry Weiner is well known for the design and build of numerous image vehicles and show cars for over 15 years. He has also worked with Mr. Norm of Grand Spaulding Dodge fame for more than two decades, including the creation and marketing of all Mr. Norm’s limited-edition vehicles and product programs. In addition, he has been a contributor to numerous consumer/enthusiast and trade automotive titles. The offices of Performance West Group Inc. are located in Bonsall, California. Contact email: LWeiner@performancewestgroup.com
We wish Steve Temple and Larry Weiner the best of success as they move forward into this new arena of publishing. And…we look forward to working with Harold Pace, noted photojournalist, to continue to provide content and support on vintage fiberglass sports cars and kits to Kit Car Builder Magazine as they transition to their new digital format.
Remember to sign up for your free subscription by visiting the following website:
There’s great information in the current digital issue of Kit Car Builder Magazine including an article in the continuing series on “Classic ‘Glass” by Harold Pace that focuses on vintage fiberglass cars and kits.
This month’s article in “Classic ‘Glass” is about a car built by a good friend of ours – 84 year old Leo Lyons. In the late 1960s, Leo entered the specialty dune buggy market with a buggy he called the “Fun Hugger.”
Be sure to catch this article in this first digital issue of Kit Car Builder.
You’ll be reading more about Leo Lyons and other cars and projects he built in the 50s and 60s so stay tuned for future stories. You’ll be quite surprised on his accomplishments in a variety of automotive areas – a versatile and creative guy that we are honored to share more about over time – here at Forgotten Fiberglass.
Hope you enjoyed the story, and until next time…
Glass on gang…