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Jimmy Hoekstra's Miata shows how it sucks to make power.


If you have not run out to the newstands yet, now is your chance, just picked up my copy today. The June06 issue has the FUJI RACING MIATA on page 102. This one has the IRTB setup on it, looks really clean, and very retro, me likey. :mrgreen:

Anyhow, its nice to see more options out there for our cars here in the USA, i still would like to see this car in person. Maybe i need to get my local club to do a run up to north Florida to visit the Fuji shop, maybe meet up with the Orlando Miata club too.

I think one or more members in my local club already set some money aside so they can set up their Miatas with IRTB.

Anyhow, check out the mag when you see it, it nice to see more Miatas in tuner mags. Ever since Miata Magazine died there has been very little articles written about our wonderful cars, thanks SCC!! =D>





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I'll do it.

Phat. Do you not read the other posts. I already mentioned that Jimmy from Fuji-Racing was in SCC this month.

He's the guy up in Clermont that I know from a few of the meets, including the Rotary Revolution.
 

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I know....... but if a Miata makes a Magazine i wanna give a Miata some props man!! I think its great!!


BTW i smell a road trip coming on!!! Stacy want to roll out to Fuji Racing too!! I think its only an hour or two away from Tampa?


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Yeah, he's only 30 minutes from my house! HEHE!

Here's the scan of the article:

Click the pic to make it bigger!
 

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Someone scan and post please.
don't post the article. go buy it if you want to read it.

seriously.

I too want to see more miata content in print mags. But if you don't buy it to support the publishers and suggest they keep putting that content in, they won't do it. The last miata comparison done by sport compact car magazine (the one with the 3 miatas on the cover) was the worst selling issue they have done in several years. the consequence? There definately won't be another miata on the cover for a very very long time. Hell - it even had some people wondering if they should bother bringing project miata back to life (again).

Not trying to come down on you, but seriously guys - you're support matters.

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Peter, your tater is freakin awesome and that is a great article! You deserve some recognition on a mag!

Jimmy's ITB's look great too and I think the coverage on SCC mag would really help his business and start a cult following.

The chap's old school setup will really put smiles on many older gen's faces.

Now, supporting the magazines is another whole different issue. Why don't we just build more bad ass Miatas, that way they will run more articles and in turn sell more magazines?!?

I am not only a Miata fan for I come from the Honda camp. My Miata is my daily driver and I subscribe to tons of car magazines. So there is my support in regards to magazines. I am also working on a K20/K24 buildup with ITB's from TWM for my 2000 Honda Civic Hatchback. Either way, great posts and keep them coming~!
 

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Matt [exz3owner said:
@ Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:26 am]
Someone scan and post please.
don't post the article. go buy it if you want to read it.

seriously.

I too want to see more miata content in print mags. But if you don't buy it to support the publishers and suggest they keep putting that content in, they won't do it. The last miata comparison done by sport compact car magazine (the one with the 3 miatas on the cover) was the worst selling issue they have done in several years. the consequence? There definately won't be another miata on the cover for a very very long time. Hell - it even had some people wondering if they should bother bringing project miata back to life (again).

Not trying to come down on you, but seriously guys - you're support matters.

Matt
Matt - I'll buy a mag when I want to - not because someone posts one article online - if that is the case, then why does every online mag post several sample articles (i.e. GRM, CM, Modified, etc)? Most people are not buying mags just for one article. I no longer subscribe to SCC because of its younger-skewing content based articles, but I used to buy that mag on its content as a whole.

I understand what you are saying, but you cannot generalize through rose-colored glasses with SCC. Not all magazines are the same and I think for the general purpose here, users of rJDM.net simply want to see as much content as they can on the Miata. I suspect that if someone wants the mag in hand with the issue on Fuji Racing's Miata or mine, they will buy it - not because they saw it here.

Now back to your Miata-reality...
 

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Peter, your tater is freakin awesome and that is a great article! You deserve some recognition on a mag!

Jimmy's ITB's look great too and I think the coverage on SCC mag would really help his business and start a cult following.

The chap's old school setup will really put smiles on many older gen's faces.

Now, supporting the magazines is another whole different issue. Why don't we just build more bad ass Miatas, that way they will run more articles and in turn sell more magazines?!?

I am not only a Miata fan for I come from the Honda camp. My Miata is my daily driver and I subscribe to tons of car magazines. So there is my support in regards to magazines. I am also working on a K20/K24 buildup with ITB's from TWM for my 2000 Honda Civic Hatchback. Either way, great posts and keep them coming~!
Thanks for the cool comments - you too should have a shot at some mag exposure - You just need to chat with a photographer or two. I have a couple email's that i will forward on to you if you are interested. Your Miata is really nice as well!
 

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i understand your points, but I guess you are different than most newstand buyers. Most people subscribe to a magazine because they like the content in general. Most people buy magazines on the newstand because of what is on the cover, or 1 or 2 feature articles. Right now in the "tuner market" EVOs and Sti's and Skylines and nice 240s are hot. 350z's, s2000s, are luke warm, and mazdas as a whole, and 99% of fwd cars are cold.

all magazines (not just SCC) want to supply content that sells. It doesn't matter how many "badass" miatas there are out there - if that is not what sells magazines, then they won't publish that sort of content.

Anyway, I think you get my point. I wasn't trying to get you to buy the mag because it was SCC. I'd kind of feel the same way about the GRM article too. Which my subscription copy of hasn't gotten here yet. I look forward to see the article on your car. I've admired it for a long time. (The first time I saw it was at Deals Gap before the plit clew nose)

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Matt [exz3owner said:
@ Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:23 pm]i understand your points, but I guess you are different than most newstand buyers. Most people subscribe t...I look forward to see the article on your car. I've admired it for a long time. (The first time I saw it was at Deals Gap before the plit clew nose)

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Cool - you had me at 'plit clew' - I understand what you are saying. =D>
 

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Peter, your tater is freakin awesome and that is a great article! You deserve some recognition on a mag!

Jimmy's ITB's look great too and I think the coverage on SCC mag would really help his business and start a cult following.

The chap's old school setup will really put smiles on many older gen's faces.

Now, supporting the magazines is another whole different issue. Why don't we just build more bad ass Miatas, that way they will run more articles and in turn sell more magazines?!?

I am not only a Miata fan for I come from the Honda camp. My Miata is my daily driver and I subscribe to tons of car magazines. So there is my support in regards to magazines. I am also working on a K20/K24 buildup with ITB's from TWM for my 2000 Honda Civic Hatchback. Either way, great posts and keep them coming~!
Thanks for the cool comments - you too should have a shot at some mag exposure - You just need to chat with a photographer or two. I have a couple email's that i will forward on to you if you are interested. Your Miata is really nice as well!
Thanks! I'm not ready for any photo shoot yet. Going to install my Racing Beat 4-1 Header, Boss Frog Clearview Roll Bar, and hopefully purchase the Maruha ITB's soon...not until then... :D
*By the way, if you can email me the info, that would be great! I'll keep it until I'm ready...
 

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Matt [exz3owner said:
@ Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:23 pm]i understand your points, but I guess you are different than most newstand buyers. Most people subscribe to a magazine because they like the content in general. Most people buy magazines on the newstand because of what is on the cover, or 1 or 2 feature articles. Right now in the "tuner market" EVOs and Sti's and Skylines and nice 240s are hot. 350z's, s2000s, are luke warm, and mazdas as a whole, and 99% of fwd cars are cold.
Im just a sucker for Miata/MX5/Roadster content, so i buy any magazine, DVD, VHS, book, comic, etc with Miata stuff. I no longer have subscriptions to anyone because most of the content just doesnt appeal to me anymore, and there are just TOO MANY tuning mags these days.

Maybe if more publishers would get their MONEY SHOTS on whats hot on the cover, and then inside the mag have a little bit of everything, they could get MORE readers.

Here is an idea, put your STi, or GTR34 on the cover but inside also have smaller articles that hit at least one of every Import make, like;

* Nissan G35 Supercar
* Nissan 180 Drift Challenge
* Honda K-powered CRX
* Toyota AE86 Drift Mania
* Mazda Project Miata BRS WideBody
* Subaru Sti Forester GT70 Turbo
* VW Bora E85 Powered Turbo
* Mitsubishi Rally-Art GT300 SuperCar

I would buy this copy in a heartbeat!! :mrgreen:


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