Too many Ads too. BTW
There used to be this magazine called 'Car & Bike' edited by Adil Jal Durkhanwala who went on to become the editor of Overdrive and presently edits CAR India. When was production stopped? Also When was the 1st issue of OD published? What about BS Motoring?
If someone has magazines from the 1990s and is willing to give them away, please PM me.
Yes, it is. You often get huge discounts on the per mag price when you subscribe. Eg ACI Cost >Rs80 compared to the news stand price which is Rs100.
Alternatively, many magazines offer free items like free extra issues, scale models, car perfumes, sunglasses etc.
Lets make this thread to discuss about auto magazines that we have recently bought.(till our very own TAI doesnt come out with a Magazine, with me hopefully as a staff)
Yesterday I bought a Top Gear August issue.
I must admit I am impressed.
The quality is way better than Autocar and overdrive.
And the list of contents are mind-blowing.
(a brief) List of contents
2 page writeup about Porsche GT2 RS
2 page writeup about Rolls royce phantom (some very interesting facts)
3 page writeup abour Rohrl
2 page written by the legendary clarkson about 911 (homour included)
Punto 90 BHP
Volvo FH 520 truck(520 BHP)
Porsche 911 Turbo S ( and a poster of the same)
BMW 5 GT
Nano cross country Hyderabad to mumbai.
535i VS E350
Harley Road King
Verdict: A great improvement since the starting issue.
If you are looking to read road tests of Indian cars putting out 50 BHP, get an Autocar. If you are young, i would recommend you to go for Top Gear
i used to get AUTOCAR only before. but in recent months, i have started to get AUTOCAR and top gear! TG gives posters too! June it was the Ferrari 599 GTO, July it was some FORD pickup. Now i got news from AMG that August has Porsche 911 Turbo!!
I've ACI's Aug 2010 issue beside me.
I have to say its a power packed issue, with many road tests and comparos. The main cover story is of the Suzuki Kizashi, tested outside India.There are 2 mega shootouts -
1.The Nissan micra takes on its 9 competitors.
Then, we have the Exclusive drive of the VW Vento in India, as well as the road test pf the Altis. The GSX-R1000 too is tested.
I feel this is a must buy for any an auto buff.
Behold, folks, Autocar India's 11th anniversary issue is now out! And by the looks of it, I think it is another staggering issue. Just look at the number of pages-485! It's going to take me a month at least to read it completely! Yeti, Santa-Fe first drive, Vento road test and shoot-out with Honda City, Ferrari 458 Italia vs Porsche 911 GT3RS vs Lexus LF-A vs Noble M600, the annual mega track test involving the best driver's cars in India today, Suzuki GSX-R1000 vs Honda CB1000RR, All new Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ Supersport and guess what, there's also a free supercar DVD! And much much more!
I seriously can't wait to lay my hands on this one (and the Overdrive anniversary issue as well ).