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Re: XS Parts in Peterson\'s
I don't necessarily agree with you Jason. Look at September's issue of Petersen's. What's that on the cover? A first generation Ford Bronco(?). Obviously, this truck is no longer manufactured in the US; It's relatively rare and the trucks in the article don't appear to have "bolt on" stuff. There's pages and pages devoted to the first generation Bronco AND it's stuff that get's published at least once a year in one of the 4x mags (options available, number manufactured, fuel tank capacity, etc...). This is an absolutely worthless article that anyone who has been reading these rags has seen at least a dozen times.
The article on page 46 concerning the "We Steal A Show Truck" is another waste of print. Gee, who hasn't seen an article with a Chevy (GMC) that has Dana 70 under it. OOOOOOH, that's neat! Hey, wait a minute...that's a 454 under the hood that's bored out to some ridiculous gas guzzling size. And, who took the pics? My sister's dog? This truck is CLEARLY not a real world truck and I don't see how the article could be appealing to anyone but the owner...
What angers me about these rags is the fact that Petersen's owns all of them. I wouldn't be surprised if this truck shows up in another issue several months down the road. I've seen this happen before.
I'm not even going to mention how dumb the articles "300 Reasons to Wheel" or "150 of the Cheapest Places to Go" are. They are an ABSOLUTE waste of ink and paper.
I'm not bustin' on ya' Jason, I just think that the mag execs are lazy and inept. I'm sure they try to appeal to the masses but show me something in September's issue that would appeal to the masses and I'll eat the issue.
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