Here We Are At 10
The number '10' marks a big significance, not only because we've reached 2010 but because it's also been ten years since the import scene made its biggest boom. Although I consider ten years as barely a splinter within time, you were either there while the action unfolded or were still learning how to not to crap your own underpants. There was no doubting it was the best of times. Drag racing hit its ultimate peak; drifting was hardly a blip on the radar (except in Japan and the underground culture); and the quest to improve performance was constantly under development. It was almost a simpler game then (as crazy as I just made it sound) but the cars were actually simpler then. No OBDII, no green initiatives - just true cars that we could all mess with. The world obviously has changed since then but that doesn't mean anything's lost. In fact, it's just beginning to get interesting. Cars, as technologically advanced and clean burning as they're becoming, are starting to come back in RWD platforms (FT-86? Holla!), which means the car tuners of the future are going to be busy. The cars that were too expensive to buy or modify that decade ago are becoming popular again and are a lot more affordable to tune - and that's never a bad thing. Where will the next ten take us? I want it to be better, harder, faster...don't you? Here's to the next ten being our new best of the times.
Buy The Damn Mag!
I have a very simple request to ask of each and every one of you. No matter if you're browsing Barnes and Noble, are thumbing through your friend's copy or are about to put it back on the rack at whatever retailer you're shopping, just do this: buy the magazine. In a time when all people care to do is blab about the death of print, if the ship ever goes down there will be nobody to blame but yourself - the almighty consumer. I don't say this with a vengeful spite or because I like my job but when it comes to working for and loving a product that should stand to serve our audience (along with the hundreds of other periodicals available to service your interests), the only way you can ensure any of our existence is to actually walk to the cashier and put a few bucks down or buy a subscription. The Internet - as viable a resource as it can be for instant news, photos, content, whatever - still doesn't beat a thing you can hold, flip through to find a favorite story over and over while on the can (and even years beyond), tear pages out of to tape to your wall or masturbate to...you get the idea. Nothing beats a great looking magazine; I don't care what you say. Even if you don't buy Super Street, just support someone. We, the magazine people, need and value your support.