I love car magazines. I’ve enjoyed them since I was a boy. I find pleasure in discovering the latest details on all kinds of vehicles.
The genre I least enjoy is supercars – because they are so far removed from my reality that I could never own one.
The other genre that I don’t take pleasure in is SUVs. Though they are the world’s most popular vehicle category, they offer less driving pleasure than cars. (But I’ve never cared about what’s popular.)
Back to car magazines…
Looking at printed photos and flipping the pages of a car review are somehow much more satisfying than scrolling up and down a web page.
Apparently, few other people appreciate this joy.
Nearly all magazines are dying a slow death – not just those of the vehicular variety.
Automobile Magazine quietly passed away without its caretakers even telling me.
Autoweek died just a month before Automobile.
When Car and Driver quits printing their publication, I will cry.
By the way, the expression “writing on the wall” comes from Daniel 5.