Wanted to update everyone on the status of issue 7 and the magazine itself.
We’re still here, and I continue to work on issue 7, but we’re in a bit of a holding pattern.
First, issue 7: It’s in process, and I’m hopeful it’ll be at the printer in a few more weeks. Inside are stories on Honda’s CBX, Malcolm Smith’s motorcycling roots, Soichiro Honda’s Suzuka Circuit racetrack, Dick Mann at Daytona in 1970, a history of FMF, Steens/Taco, some killer stuff on Jeff Ward and his championship machines, and a whole lot more.
Now the holding pattern: In Issue #6 we mentioned a new business arrangement that would have improved our ability to get new issues to market more frequently. Unfortunately, that arrangement fell apart in the weeks following Issue 6’s release, so we’re still stuck in low gear and looking for a viable business partner.
This isn’t ideal, for sure, but we are talking to several people and companies about a partnership – one that would give us the promotional and distribution horsepower we need to get where we need to be circulation-wise. If it happens, you’ll know immediately.
Meanwhile, thanks for the patience. I appreciate it more than you know.
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Hope the weather is allowing you to ride a bit, and please drop me a line if you have questions or comments.
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