Earlier this year we reported on the shut down of Modified magazine, but now it seems that was not the end of the restructuring at parent company Source Interlink. Last week news broke that the company was ceasing publication of several more auto enthusiast titles, including Import Tuner, Honda Tuning, Popular Hot Rodding, Rod & Custom and others as the company streamlines its line up of publications.
While seeing the loss of any car magazine is never a good thing, titles like Popular Hot Rodding and Rod & Custom had been around since the ’50s and ’60s, making them true icons in the industry. Import Tuner and Honda Tuning came later, but their impact to the younger generation of enthusiasts is no less significant.
We will greatly miss flipping through these magazines every month and send our best wishes to all the employees and contributors affected by this news.