Unfortunately, it looks like another magazine dedicated to our corner of the automotive hobby is biting the dust. In this case, it is Spitfire & GT6 Magazine which is/was a US based quarterly magazine of high quality devoted to the Triumph Spitfire, GT6, Herald, Vitesse and “small Triumph” crowd.
In an open forum posting to the Triumph Experience message boards today, editor Shawn Frank said the following:
I wish I had better news about Spitfire & GT6 Magazine but I regret to inform you that the magazine will no longer be in publication. I had sent Issue #49 to print September 2015 and have still not seen it in print.
The Publisher (Magazinepublisher.com) has decided not to continue with the magazine and in fact has not communicated any future plans or lack thereof with me, the print house, advertisers, or any subscribers. They own the name and rights to the name. They did offer it to me for sale at an amount I can not afford. Sadly that leaves me without my Editor job and enthusiasts without this little magazine. I wish there was more I could do but my hands are tied.
I am very sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Howard (former Editor) and I will be colaborating on a farewell issue (#50) that will be released as a digital copy online. We are also working on a complete series (issue #1-#50) release as a digital format. I will let you all know when issue #50 and the complete series will be available.
I am very sorry at the way this has been handled (or not handled for that matter) by the publishing company. I have been working through the same run around.
Hopefully Howard and I will have a good farewell issue that will be a free issue to show our appreciation for our subscribers, followers, and enthusiasts.
Again, I am sorry that the publisher has left us all hanging. I wish I could do more. Thank you so much from Howard and myself.
Thanks so much!
I would like to personally say, as a reader, I hate to say such a great resource go. What is worse is the way that Shawn and his subscribers have been treated. With nearly 50 issues under the belt, the magazine had built quite a strong fan base, and it is sad to see the magazine stop publishing.
As more announcements are made, they will be relayed here.