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Letter Of The Month
I remember the day in 11th grade when I picked up my first issue of SS. That was the day I finally knew what I wanted to do with my life. Even despite the overdose of subscription cards in the magazine every month, I always have had a new issue by my side every month since then. Now I am just finishing up getting my double-major in auto body and auto technology and hopefully when I open my own customs shop, all my Super Streets are gonna go on display. I turned 21 in April and so to show how much I appreciate all the good your magazine has done for me, I bought an extra April issue and took it to an art store and had it framed. Thanks again, guys. Keep rockin'.
Best of luck with your automotive career, Garrett! Send in a picture of that display when you get it up.
Too Young For SS?
I wanted to buy your latest mag at my local 7-Eleven but but the man would not let me. I was stunned because I have always been able to buy my Super Street. The cashier asked my age and I said I was 17. He said I have to be 18 to purchase the magazine and pointed to the lady on the front cover. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! This isn't porn. I have bought Super Street there before and had no issues. I went to other gas stations and none had the new issue. And that section on the Evo X looked terribly sexy. I am getting a new Evo in June and wanted to see other people's work on it. I would like to know why I was denied my right to buy my favorite magazine. Keep up the great job, and try to keep the magazine clean so I can buy it.
We have to give the boys in prison some eye candy or else they'll beat us up. Seriously though, where's your fake ID? SERIOUSLY though, there is no age limit for SS. This is definitely not porn. Well, maybe car porn.
If You Build It, They Will Come
Hey SS, I'm not gonna start by saying how great a magazine you are. It takes a normal, real man (one that's into cars, girls and cars) to know you are.
I've been a fan of your magazine and a tuner for quite a while now. I'm writing you from TJ, or Tijuana, Mexico. Not many of you are familiar with where that is, but Cali people know. Anyways, down here, it's very rare to have legal car racing on a real racetrack. We don't have any sponsorships or even a racetrack for that matter, so the only racing we see is street racing during the weekends in the back roads or the industrial parks.
I've been doing research on building and promoting a racetrack. I know that this year there's two exhibitions of Formula D in Mxico City and Monterrey City. Tijuana is a big city and I see a chance of making this grow. I'm trying this on my own and I'm writing to you guys to see if there's anyone out there interested in giving a helping hand. If we have dirt bike competitions, the Baja series and some mini GP races here, why can't we have some road racing, time attacks, drifting, and drag racing too? Maybe it's just a dream to me but I hope there are others with a similar dream.
Hope this little blurb seeds something great for you.
Not Enough Smut For Chuck
Alright boys, just finished up the June issue and I have a bone to pick with you. What's with the Photoshop crop job done to the beautiful Amanda? Either you painted a little more of a bikini top for the cover or erased some of it for the spread but either way there's some digital alteration going on. So what's the problem, you ask? If you're going to erase clothing on these beauties, go all the way already! It would be nice if I didn't have to fire up my computer to check a little porn. Hey, it's worked for Easyriders.
Never Too Old To Tune
I am a recent convert to Super Street. At 55 I'm guessing I'm one of your oldest readers. I enjoy all of your articles but have a question. I grew up in So Cal on modified VW Sciroccos in the '70s and '80s, but in the late '80s I saw the light (or was that rising sun?) and switched to Nippon. Now, two modified Acura Integras, a Mazda 6 and a Mazda 3 later, I have recently settled into a 2008 Mazdaspeed 3. While hot out of the box, I started modifying. Suspension, wheels and tires so far; intake, exhaust and engine work on the list. Which leads to my question: While I enjoy reading about Hondas, Mitsubishis and Subarus, I rarely see stuff about Mazdas. There are plenty of modified Rx7s and 8s, 6s, 3s and Mazdaspeed 3s out there. What's up?
FC3S for the win, sucka MCs.
This Month's Typo Rant
There are a couple reasons why I am writing to you today. One being that as I was reading through the top ten tuner cars article, I noticed that whoever the hell typed it up quoted Eric Hsu saying that the 240SX is a "RWD: Right-Wheel Drive" car. Obviously this was an editing error due to a combination of last-minute editing and a lack of motivation due to a lack of a paycheck, but damn! Another thing that bothered me was the many praises of the SR20DET swap. Dont get me wrong, they are great engines and have great potential, but why would anyone spend $1,500 (if you're lucky) and an ass-load of blood, sweat and time just for an extra 40-50 hp on an engine that cannot be guaranteed to last more than a month? Any real 240SX enthusiast (I'm not one of them, but I know what I'm talking about) knows that the money can be much better invested into the stock KA. Anyway, that's my two cents. Keep up the good work! And to all the ignorant people reading this, stop asking every 240SX owner if he's done his SR swap yet! It's pissing them off, trust me!
Cos Cob, CT
Grammar and spelling errors are a part of life. Just like how we had to correct all of yours before printing.
Senseless Replies Get Senseless Mail
We can't even quote it. The writing is illegible and the scribbled drawings are unidentifiable. We did like the half Monopoly card, baseball card, used stamp and loose price tag in the strange birthday card. Most memorable mail EVA!