Speedhunters Awards 2011>> Magazine Of The Year

Whilst you and I may all be car fanatics to the nth degree, it's also quite unlikely that we share the same automotive interests or express this facination in the same way. Some of us build cars, while others race them; some shoot photos of cars and still others work in the industry. It's all pieces of the puzzle called international car culture.

This range of expression and taste is also likely reflected in our choice of car magazine purchases. Most of you Speedhunters will likely have wildly different stacks of magazines taking up your garages, bookshelves, living rooms and kitchen counters. And given that we live all around the globe it's unlikely that we could even start to agree on which of these magazines are best. One magazine that a US reader may take for granted may be totally unknown to one of our Malaysian fans for example.

So our approach to the Speedhunters Magazine of the year 2011 was a little tricky, as none of the Speedhunters team read or have access to the same magazines. So what we've done is compare notes as to what magazines have impressed us most this year and put them all down into this list. Also, some of us travel a lot and are involved with car magazine production, so we have some deeper insight into the world of international car magazines.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of ALL the car magazines on the planet, but it is a breakdown of the publications the Speedhutners team think are either the best produced, most influential or perhaps most interesting. Some impress through photographic genius, others have great writing, while still others are right on the leading edge of modified-custom car trends and taste.

Let us know which one you think is the absolute best of the bunch!

Auto Motor und Sport

Autosport

Banzai

Car

Classic Ford

Custom Car

Drift Tengoku

Eurotuner

Evo

F1 Racing

Fast Car

Fast Fours & Rotaries

Fuel

GT-R

Gatebil

Grassroots Motorsports

G-Works

 

High Performance Imports

Hot Rod

Hot Rod Deluxe

Intersection

Japanese Performance 

Modified

Motor

Motorsport

NZ Performance Car

Option

Option2

Option Singapore

Performance BMW

Performance VW

Racecar Engineering

Racer

Redline

Retro Cars

Rev Speed

Road & Track

Rodder's Journal

Sport Auto

Street Machine

Super Street

Top Gear

Traditional Rod & Kulture Illustrated

VIP Car

VIP Style 

Wheels

Make your vote below and remember we will only count votes from the poll, NOT ones in the comment section.

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1

im glad not to see hot 4's on this list

2

Motorsport is a great read but I have been hooked on Retro Cars since it's comeback haven't missed an issue and it's not overly easy to find where I am in Canada

4

Wheres D Sport?! They are hands down one of the best American publications out, alot of great tests and tech features.

6

Has to be Classic Ford!

7

Evo Magazine UK. Simply brilliant.

8

How come I don't see PAS Magazine?

9

Super Street FTW!

10

are u guys kidding me? u missed performance imports! by far and away the best import magazine in australian.

13

Redline will be sadly missed, hopefully they will realise wot a mistake it was by ending it.

14

Classic Ford, best buy far still read it even though I've moved on to a BMW! Wish Fuel magazine was for sale in UK outside London, like Girl Friday on fuels Facebook...

16

Beste magasin i verden

17

No Import Tuner? IT > SS any day. voted for SS though

19

Hum... Where is Autoworks, the french magazine????

20

Hot Rod just the best outside of Hemmings

21

ughhhhh dunno which one too pick ... would love to read all of em too!

22

Hot Rod Deluxe from the options given. Muscle Car Review should have been nominated...they deserve the win!

23

No S3? I am disappoint.

24

redline for ever

27

Gatebil is the best :)

28

Nz Preformance . that rx7 looked dangerous

29

Hot Rod... Need I say more?

31

Such a shame redline is no more. Best mag ever made

33

i love performance car magazines

35

Redline was my favourite car magazine because they always focused on TUNING and left the vehicles that had only been modified cosmetically to other mags such as fast car and max power. Plus Redline always provided great down to earth tuning advice.

36

Option is the only option

37

What about DSPORT?

38

Redline ftw! by far the best!

40

I know it doesn't exist anymore (probably why its not on the list), but i'm sure any Australian would definitely choose AutoSalon Magazine.

41

euro tuner or bmw performance but i chose bmw performance its one of the only magazines i actually read the entire thing

42

Ummm...DSPORT???

43

Where is DSPORT ???

44

Street machine ftw :-)

45

Street Machine by far

46

Where is Autoweek?!

47

Where's the "Revista Fullpower" from Brazil?

48

Pretty sad that you forgot about Honda Tuning....i voted for all of the cars of the years topic but i won't vote on this one....



Honda tuning is to me the best car mag out there! even tho i buy Performance VW super street and others from time to time the best article writing i find is in HT!



sorry guys,..

49

GRM for sure. If you're a racer (or want to get into racing) it's the mag to have. And it's free with your NASA membership!

50

Really No DSPORT! No vote here then

51

It's tough for me...between Option, NZPC and Modified

53

I really need to up my subscription game.

55

What?! no performance auto and sound?! Why do you hate Canadians so much?????

56

Best car mag about - sad to see it go

57

Lots of great mags there, but evo's my favourite. Could be a little biased though...

58

From all these magazines, I read only one - Top Gear, so for him I and vote, it is magazine quite good.

It's a pity that in our country is not imported magazines such as Modified, Japanese Performance and Fuel.

59

Redline has been one of the best magazines out there for a long time and to loose it has been a loss. Need another magazine like that!

60

why isn't performance auto and sound in the running!

61

Gatebil.no is the best :)

62

Shame to see them go :(

63

There is a magazine caleed GT-R?! Damn, I need that!

64

I love this magazine, gutted its gone.

65

Coolest car mag ever!

66

what ever happened to sport compact car. discontinued?

67

The 'Japanese Performance' and the 'Modified' are great, but the 'GT-R' magazine are classical.

68

Why isn't Performance Auto & Sound not on the list?

69

where the hell is S3? Great writing, great pictures, no bullshit primedia....



this list is incomplete.

70

Redline all the way! Its the best generic motoring magazine purely because it covers everything and isn't biased to Jap or German, its a well rounded performance tuning Mag!

71

Redline, A brilliant magazen with genuwine tuning advise and help and none of the rubbish that others have,

Will be sorley missed :0(

72

NZPC FO' LIFE!!! hahaha

73

Gone but not forgotten, back issues still read over and over, one of the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

74

Bilsport is far better than Gatebil.



http://bilsport.se/

75

Redline magazine gave its readers articles of interest and did not just focus on cars that had been kitted out by the local car accessory shop

77

EVO all the way

78

You've got "Road and Track" but none of the Hemmings publications (Muscle Machines, Sports & Exotic) listed?

79

No S3 mag? well then no vote from me!

80

Redline is the way to go. THE best performance car magazine.

81

What no GMHTP??????

83

REDLINE ! GO Stav!

84

Sport Compact Car, you are missed greatly.

85

Redline NEEDS to win to stick it to the clowns who closed it a month or two ago! AWESOME mag, nothing else like it with real tuning in it, rather than the usual BS.

86

I remember magazines...

87

REDLINE........Best performance mag EVERE!!!!

88

@peter im pretty sure they got performance imports up there

also its not only the best import magazine in australia, but its one of my favorites and im in the US

89

TOP GEAR RULES ON TV AND ON MAGAZINES!

90

Peformance Imports is the best mag out in Aus

91

What an awesome mag Redline was. It's already sadly missed :-(

92

RIP Sport Compact Car

93

redline ! , it will be dearly missed , if it didnt make it quicker it didnt make the mag . true speedhunting ...................................

94

Top Gear, all the way.

95

Inspiring magazine.

96

Super Street!!! FTMFW

97

Definitly gotta get S3 up there! Real world cars and best written mag out there!

98

Ahhhh, Street Machine magazine........with a show car or a drag car on every cover......

99

Mistake shuting Redline, miles better than arse car.

100

Another for Dsport. Good features and product tests with dyno proof

101

VIPSTYLE ALL DAY!!!!

102

Banzai is magazine of the year because a) it featured my car club civic5 B) the features are top notch. but i admit i will miss redline since the issue featuring the rtr-x was good.

103

Needs more Zoom Magazine.

105

hot rod magazine rules !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

106

Performance Imports is on there now which is good seeing as some of the articles in past issues were written by Dino but Street machine is my favourite mag so I voted for that.

107

Hot Rod the most involved mag over the years.

108

Hot Rod Magazine has some of the best and most entertaining writers! And I love their rushed jalopy restorations they take on road trips!

109

In print Car or Evo, in digital fully and truly interactive Ferdinand Magazine, but I would say that! ;)

110

best tuning magazine by far!

111

One of the best..

112

I grew up in the era of hot rod delux glad to see alot of the memories

113

@Peter, Performance Imports is in there, it has the PI issue and title but it is under the old banner, HPI.



Glad FF&R is in there, too!

114

Rodders Journal hands down. The photography, the print, the content. On top of that, if you keep them in good shape they go up in value.

116

I have been reading Hot Rod magazine for over twenty years. Each month I look forward to the next issue. I used to read other magazines too, but none of them could ever hold a candle to Hot Rod.

117

wish i could get some of these magazines

118

Evo - hands down.

119

Where is DSPORT Magazine, Motive DVD Magazine or Top Gear?

120

Awesome i hope nz performance car takes it out, it will be a long time coming. NZ Hard!!!!

123

GRM, all day, erryday

124

Where's Autoworks?????? Even if it's in french, they have some of the nicest JDM car feature from japan!!

125

NZ Perfomance car FTW!

126

Always have loved Performance Car Magazine NZ ( PCNZ )

gotta' give full credit to the boys at parkside media for working so well.



Cheers, Chanel.

128

I'd love to vote for a couple of these!!

130

We're delighted to be nominated. Thanks for your consideration.



The Fuel Magazine team.

131

what no Honda Tuning or Project Car???!!!

132

Nz all the way, NZPC

133

Hot Rod says it all and does it all

134

Redline. Salut! o7

137

NZPC! The backbone of New Zealands import scene sinces ages ago!

138

No Zoom? I'm disappointed.

139

FAST FOURS, such a good mag :):)

141

Nz performance car magazine is by far the best

142

plenty of good mags, there. TARMAC has potnetial to be there in the next few years, its worth a read.

143

This magazine is amazing. Truly hot rodding at it's absolute best!

144

Is a magazine with amazing pictures, done in such a good taste not like the ones we are use to here in Spain.

145

classic ford the best !!!!!

146

Love Fuel Mag.....Use the Force

147

Rodders Journal for sure.

148

S3?!?!?! Best magazine period.

149

I vote for Sport Compact Car :)

151

There is a magazine called GT-R?! Damn, I need that!

152

FUEL for sure! It's the most innovative magazine to launch in years... the kind of publication that could save the industry! Amazing photography and attention to quality of paper stock and detail. It's a coffee table book rather than a magazine. Blows the competition away!

153

wow a lot of these i've never heard of before; might be some new ones to check out

154

Retro Cars rOcks...!!

155

zoom magazine is missing??? easily.the best aussie car mag by far

156

Hot Rod Mag RUUUULZ!!! EPIX!!!

157

High Performance Imports is the Bible in Australia!

158

topgear...it's about everything u want....

160

Why isn't DSPORT on the ballot?

162

Grassroots Motorsports!

163

I love modified and how much in detail they get into th build and builder as soon as I picked up my first issue and read it 2 yrs ago I fell in love and still reading to this day

164

DSPORT would win this hands down!!!

165

Modified is the best mag out there by far! I love how they get into detail in the build and builder! I picked up my first issue 2 yrs ago and have never put it down!

166

R.I.P Redline magazine

167

Fuel Mag is the best on the Market, I look forward to each issue.....

168

NZ Performance Car for sure!!!

170

Evo gets my vote, with Performance VW in a very close second. Although I am not a VW owner, I find it to be the best written "tuner" magazine, with excellent content and thourough articles.

172

Hi, how could i have gotten my magazine on this?

173

Another vote for Redline!

174

Awsome mag with superb photography and understanding of cars and their form!

175

ams is the best!!!

176

BMW Scene is the best!!!

177

We're chuffed to be nominated - thanks for including us.

178

Redline all the way

179

Hey Rod, Everyone here at DSPORT Magazine loves the site. We all check it religiously for up to the minute news on Motorsports around the Globe. It would be awesome to have our name up there with the best of them! Let me know if we can get the DSPORT badge up on your 2011 poll. Thanks, THonda@hardmediainc.com

180

no one does it beter over all than NZPC, great read, no bullshid, all gravy.

182

WHERE IS VMAX FROM DENMARK???????????

183

Fuel magazine - great mag and the whole thing is done by just one guy...well done on the nomination Luke

184

Is a magazine with amazing pictures, done in such a good taste not like the ones we are use to here in Spain.

185

Is a magazine with amazing pictures, done in such a good taste not like the ones we are use to here in Spain.

186

NZ Performance Car mag is my rag!

187

D sport, hands down, the best mag. High paper quality, great articlesinsightful tech pages.

188

NZ Performance Car :)

189

really? no Import Tuner or Honda Tuning?

190

Fuel Magazine coz Luke is my Bro (literally).

191

Thanks for all the support guys! There are plenty of good reads out there and we appreciate the support!

192

Always been the best dont know how you do it

193

the NEW Japanese Performance all the way!

195

Bring back red Line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

196

FUEL magazine is pretty special indeed.

197

No brainer...!!!

198

redline mag all the way. I hope they win this and future brings it back on the market.

199

EVO gets the nod though Racecar engineering and GRM are a close second

200

Evo + Chris Harris = Win

201

Where the hell are Automobile and D Sport?? You dinks. I don't even get half those other magazines!!

203

REDLINE FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

205

Absolutely no contest.. EVO!!!!

206

Is Top Gear in there as the joke option?

207

DSport wasn't on the list. It's my favorite. Better than Super Street & Modified by far.

I'm going to have to check out some of the other magazines I've never heard of.

208

new zealand performance car all tha way!!!!!

209

Definitely the best, Race Car Engineering.

210

redline ftw though if i could choose runnersup banzai and JP are don tooo!

211

AT WHAT POINT DOES THESE "AWARDS" BECOME A SURVEY?

212

I had the honour of being a featured artist for FUEL magazine - It's an incredible achievement for a one man publication to be up against the major publishing groups and a great testament to it's quality!!

213

I had the honour of being a featured artist for FUEL magazine - It's an incredible achievement for a one man publication to be up against the major publishing groups and a great testament to its quality!!

214

I had the honour of being a featured artist for FUEL magazine - It's an incredible achievement for a one man publication to be up against the major publishing groups and a great testament to its quality!!

215

Even though it's not on here, Autosalon Magazine will forever be my number one car magazine. Nothing can replace it for me.

217

Wow. The two best mags are not on there and I'm not the only one to notice.



S3 and Dsport. I can understand forgetting about S3 because of the limited distribution, but obmission of Dsport is a serious error.

218

No SCC no care.

Sport Compact Car Magazine was THE reference for anything car related under $40 000.



219

thats so epic that GATEBIL form little Norway is on the list :D

220

As soon as I saw the GT-R magazine, my heart was set... GT-R's have an ohhh sooo sweet spot in my heart.

221

REDLINE ALL THE WAY! WOOP

222

redline by a long way

223

I don't mean to sound stuck up, but how do you forget Automobile magazine? In my opinion it's the top magazine in North America, the writing is beyond a lot of magazines and they don't stuff the pages with advertisements, not to mention they drive practical cars too!

224

Traditional Rod & Kulture is top-notch as far as hot rod/kustom magazines go; superb photography, easy to read features, and just the right amount of pin-ups, all printed on thick, glossy paper. I can't stand thin, flimsy paper with magazines that are halfway filled with ads. I have multiple copies of Ol 'Skool Rodz and Car Kulture Deluxe (the one that all the other "kulture" mags copied), two of the very few mags I've subscribed to. I also have copies of everything from Truckin' to Euro Tuner, PVW, Automobile to Motor Trend, Top Gear, Classic Motorsport, Hemmings, the occasional Lowrider and Sport Compact Car, DSport, Hot Rod, Dice, and literally everything in between.



It's safe to say that I can appreciate a bit of everything when it comes to cars, especially anything old.

Strange that Motor Trend isn't on the list; it's been around since 1948 and was what I grew up on in the '90s. I taught myself how to read on those issues and still have all of them.

225

I'd like to write0in vote for European Car

226

Although there is a good selection there, I'm going to have to say none of them match the quality and effort of Autosalon, possibly the best car magazine I've ever read and it is both presentable, informative and entertaining.

227

Redline Hands Down!

229

wow. i need to upgrade my mailing list. (even when i am suscribed to 6 different mags right now) want to expand my horizon...

232

Fast Fours all the way!!!!

233

No Hemmings Muscle Car? No Muscle Car Review?



234

wheres DSPORT!!..

235

Spot on when you mentioned Malaysia! I never heard of most of these magazines. But then again I feel bored looking at books compared to a screen.

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