With this being the “December” and final issue of 2012, we’d like to remind readers that show season is upon us. Be sure to look up RPM Magazine at select shows in the USA and Canada, and stop by to meet our incredible team and have a chat.
A few sure things are that we will once again be doubling our booth space (booth #’s 918 & 920) at the “gold standard” for performance and racing industry trade shows, PRI (Performance Racing Industry, Nov. 29th to Dec. 1st. See page 81 of this issue for details). We’ve been doing this show for 14 years now and it simply never fails to amaze us as to how many hardcore performance enthusiasts and racers actually attend, not to mention the over 1,100 exhibitors with 3,200 booths on-site. Plus, the fact that it is in Orlando, Florida is a definite bonus. We will also be in Toronto, Canada once again for the country’s largest show, “MegaSpeed”, March 22nd to 24th. Of course there will be a number of other shows that RPM will be attending during the off-season, so keep your eyes open and be sure to stop by and visit.
Also remember that RPM does not publish a January issue but rather produces an early February issue full of new exclusive content for you to sink your teeth into. We are a family company and each of our team members have families that they enjoy spending time with during this season. Plus, RPM is a “real-time” “current dated” magazine with current exclusive articles, and let’s face it, for the last week of December and first week of January not much happens in any industry, let alone performance and racing. So this is a great time to let our staff and their families winddown so they can wind-up for the new year ahead. With that being said, we send out our best wishes to all of our readers and supporters for a safe, happy holiday season and we’ll see you mid-January.
2012 has been a fantastic year within the performance and racing industries, seeing both street machines and fast doorslammer drag cars, with owners and drivers young and old, coming out of the woodwork to participate in a passion for horsepower and fast cars. West coasts, east coasts, north and south, no matter
where our team went to find fast cars we were never disappointed! This issue alone is proof positive that where there are cars, there are always fast cars! And where there are fast cars, there are always those trying to make them faster! Many of whom read and are in the pages of RPM.
I’ll say it again… exclusivity is where it’s at! In a world filled with everyone and their brother creating a website to tell the same stories with the same names in them over and over again, those stories that months later are in the same magazines month after month and year after year, it’s a breath of fresh air to get real-world grassroots articles that we can all identify with.
For us here at RPM, it has been an incredible 2012! In our 13th year of publishing horsepower worldwide the May issue would see RPM raise the bar once again as innovators not imitators, adding even higher quality stock on our cover AND inside pages. We added new writers and photographers to the already diverse mix at RPM, and our RPM/Lucas Oil Extreme Events presented by Mickey Thompson were once again amazing! Plus, we had the opportunity to create an episode of The Motorhead Traveler TV series about drag racing!
33 countries is now the magic number worldwide reading RPM in print. And our online RPM E-Mag took off again in 2012 providing anyone who is anywhere access to complete, unedited copies of RPM at anytime. RPM E-Mags are published 30 days after newsstand release dates, so many of our online readers who needed their fix “right away” are now print magazine subscribers. More distribution is always better! We once again grew and enhanced our newsstand presence to make RPM available to more people in more places. By adding new chain stores and large nationwide retailers such as Wal-Mart to our existing locations, RPM is out there and in the face of the public everywhere they go. With RPM already available by subscription, at select industry locations, online and at our existing newsstands in the USA and Canada (and select locations in the UK), there is no reason for anyone to go without! If you can’t find RPM for some reason though, simply drop us a line by email or phone.
See you in 2013, stay safe and keep the shiny side up!