Chev Offroad and Marine Engine (C.O.M.E.) Racing advertisement, page 12, Supercar Magazine no. 34 June/July 1989 The advertisement is an example of the complexity of enthusiast discourse. It combines the technical diagram with the affectivities of the language used in the pointed instructions with the affectivities of the rhetorical question and the language and italicization […]
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The highpoint of the Australian Street Machine Federation (ASMF) came with the publishing of the 1988/1989 rulebook in the December 1988 issue of Street & Custom magazine. Below is the scanned image from the short history section of the rule book. Everything was about to change with the ASMF, the magazine industry and the Street […]
Magazine Collection Database? eBay?
I have a couple a hundred magazines now. Does anyone know of any good (preferrably free) database programs that will allow me keep track of my collection? MediaMan appears to be very good. One problem is that it is US based and another is that the ‘price-tracking’ feature which allows you to connect to any […]
I’ve collected the first three years or so (with a few exceptions) of one of the first non-V8-based mass-enthusiast magazines of the contemporary period of modified-car culture in Australia, Fast Fours and Rotaries. Here is one of the more interesting magazine covers: Rotary powered cars were understood by the largely anglo-Australian modified-car enthusiast circles as […]
I had not mentioned it before cause I didn’t want to jinx anything but I have just received (via courier) an entire Street Machine Magazine and Supercar Magazine collection bought on eBay. I have nearly every single Street Machine Magazine of the 1980s and almost all the Supercar Magazines, too. Supercar was a competitor to […]