Car Grumps #11 2/9/21 - There was a time, not too long ago, that magazines and automobiles were at the top of the food change. Television never showed an incredible love for the car show world, so it needed a place to go so as other news sources slowly moved from print, cars embraced the vacuum. That changed on December 2019 when many magazines closed up shop and car folks everywhere shuttered that their connection would be severed irrevocably.
Still some automotive magazines remained and others even doubled down. In this episode of Car Grumps we have local magazines, possibly even from your area, that are ready to show you the coolest cars on the planet and we ask them what it's like to stick to print in a digital world.
Unlike many different forms of communication, cars are visual. We know from experience that it's hard to convey the power of or the beauty of cars without it. Funny enough, the one venue that excels at it, print, is the thing that is dying the fastest when it comes to automotive, while the radio and podcast environment are growing in popularity. Today we try to put it to rest as to why this is and what does print have to do to make a comeback.
In this episode Reggie Willis of ECS magazine. ECS is short for East Coast Stylez and it focuses on vehicles all up and down the East Coast. If you live in New England you probably have seen a lot of local vehicles featured on their pages. Unlike many magazines that focus on specific genres ECS tries to reach to every corner of the car world.
Also Louis Cicerone of Motorhead Magazine a Cranston RI based magazine is another that has expanded throughout the years by keeping an open mind to all things automotive. When it comes to local New England they have featured many vehicles from muscle to import and plan to continue this long standing relationship with the car community with awesome cars and even cooler stories. Maybe they want to hear yours!
In our final discussion we discuss not only what is here now, as well as what could be to come with print, social media, youtube, and podcasts.
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