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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS SO FASCINATING ABOUT CAR MAGAZINES?


WHAT IS THE TYPICAL READER PROFILE?


WHAT TYPE OF MAGAZINES ARE INCLUDED?


WHAT TYPE OF MAGAZINES ARE EXCLUDED?


HOW IS WEBSITE CONTENT ORGANIZED?


WHY IS THE WEBSITE CALLED 99WSPEEDSHOP?
I grew up in various rural and smaller cities in Oregon. As both a teenager and adult, I loved cars and mechanical devices. My homes growing up were on Oregon Highway 99W. I learned the pleasure and fun of driving this two lane highway in cars of my youth -- Chevy Novas, Impalas and Chevelles, and Pontiac GTOs and Trans Ams. It is Oregon's equivalent of the "Mother Road".


DO YOU OWN ALL THE MAGAZINES SHOWN ON THE WEBSITE?
Gosh, no!! My wife would kill me!! We own many older hot rod and muscle car titles, and the rest come from the internet and readers who submit images.


DO YOU BUY AND SELL MAGAZINES?
We occasionally buy complete collections to add to our library, and we help our readers who want to buy a specific issue that we happen to have. But this is infrequent and informal. The site is intended to be non-commercial. We also keep this digital library free of advertising.


DO YOU HAVE AN END-GOAL? HOW MUCH FARTHER CAN YOU GO?
My friend Robert E. Lee has been cataloguing car magazines and books for forty years -- see his lists HERE. His list of U.S. titles over the last century is over 6,500. I have listed just under 250 (not counting annuals and one-shots), and my collection process is starting to slow due to lack of access to rare titles and hard-to-find images. If my forecasting is accurate, I'll eventually top out at around 30,000 images and 300 titles.