I like cars and I like reading about them. As a “car guy” people sometimes ask my opinion about cars they’re considering to purchase so I need to have some working knowledge of what’s current. Once in a while I buy new cars myself so I want to know what’s new to guide my own decisions. I try to keep up with new car news but I’m struggling lately with what publications to read. I only have so much time and it’s hard to buy a magazine that doesn’t bore me with news about racing classes I could give a shit about or interviews with track owners or celebrities I’d probably want to knee in the balls if I ever met. I also hate magazines that piss on American cars just because they’re American and laud German cars just because they’re German.
So now that my Autoweek sub is lapsing I find myself wondering what to replace it with. I subscribe to Hot Rod, Car Craft, GM High Tech Performance, Pontiac Magazine, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car, Collectible Automobile and Auto Restorer (holy shit!) but they don’t delve into new cars unless they’re American Performance models.
So to get a broader perspective what should I be reading? Car and Driver? Road & Track? Something online? I’m still old school enough to want to hold something in my hand that I paid for so paying for an online sub seems as sensible as throwing my money out the window as I drive down Rte 93. But I’m adaptable if something is worth adapting to.
So I ask the fraternity of car people here – What are you reading?