Like most American kids that grew up in the 80's I watched the Indy 500 every year and became interested in motorsports thanks to that race, but I didn't really get hooked until I started watching Formula 1 racing in the late 90's. My favorite era were those years with the great Mika Hakkinen/Michael Schumacher battles. (I was a Mika Hakkinen fan) So my fondness for Formula 1 waned once Mika retired and Schumacher started winning everything, even at the expense of his teammate Rubens Barrichello. My interest in F1 has only been lukewarm since.

Then I turned to Champ Car racing here in the US for my motorsports fix. However that was quickly extinguished once Champ Car and Indy Car merged and we were stuck with Tony George and his many foibles. (It was entertaining to watch the Hulman/George drama I'll admit.) My interest has been less than lukewarm with Indy Car lately, even without Tony George at the helm.

Over time however, the excitement I once had for motorsports has slowly gone. Maybe it has to do with my age, I don't know. But I think I will pour my efforts into my Trooper and my interests in the outdoors to add excitement to my life.

Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it. I will still post racing news when I find something interesting or noteworthy.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

IndyCar magazine goes bye-bye

(posted on 1-31-2008 after learning that the IndyCar magazine has ceased publication due to lack of interest)

We regret to inform you that IndyCar Series magazine will cease publication with immediate effect. Unfortunately, the last print issue was the 2008 Season Review and the last digital-only issue was the Mid-Winter 2008 Special, published December 2008.

Haymarket Worldwide would like to thank you for being a loyal subscriber and supporting the magazine.

For a limited time, you can still enjoy all the IndyCar Series free digital back-issues available on the Digital Archive page of www.indycarmag.com .

As an IndyCar Series fan, we want to introduce you to RACER, our monthly print magazine packed with the same top quality stories and photography you've come to expect from IndyCar Series. With RACER, you'll still get the inside line on all your favorite IndyCar Series drivers and teams, plus the latest news and views from Formula 1, ALMS, NASCAR and much more. Simply visit www.racer.com to find out more information, or to subscribe.

And for the latest news, results and multi-media content from the IndyCar Series, visit www.indycar.com , the official website of the IndyCar Series.



TravelGal
About time, I wouldn't let that thing touch my butt.

cartcanuck
Awwwwe. Too bad for the gomers. I guess they'll have to unstick the pages of their old issues if they want to see pictures of Danica and Sara in their nomex.

Sleeping Dog
They had a magazine?? Surprised it lasted as long as it did. But wait, they'll blame the bad economy instead of the fact that no one bought it, read it or advertised in it.

TheStranger
No economy is bad enough to convince the world that the EARL crapwagon junk formula is worth watching, or reading about.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE POOR WRITERS AND PRINTERS AND AD SALESMEN WHO WILL NOW BE OUT OF THEIR $7.50 AN HOUR JOBS? THEY NEED MONEY TOOO!

TheMapman
That's what happens when you market a magazine to people who can't read.

PhillipT631
For laughs I went to the EARL website to see if they had any story on the mag going AWOL. No mention however they still have a link for the rag. Went to the link and nothing but trying to sell subscriptions. Went to the subsciption link to subscribe and it comes up "INVALID PUBLICATION"

westhilthril
Damn!!! What a good week. Looks good on them. They can spew all the drivel they want to try and sugarcoat things. However, anyone with half a brain can see right through it. I guess that eliminates all 5 earl fans. Oh well!!

cartcanuck
Anyone looked at ToothlessForum to see how they are taking all this good news?

Hayden Fan
I fear that my brains would turn to mush if I looked there. Studies have shown that with each visit has the equivalent on the body as smoking 3.444 ounces of crack.

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