17 Guests, 1 User
RNC_BKC

Author Topic: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication  (Read 3330 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline FlyerPinto

  • Pinto Times Editor
  • PCCA VIP
  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 441
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User Apple User Fifth year Anniversary
Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:05:21 PM »
Well folks, I'm sorry to say that Pinto Times is ceasing publication. To date I've received less than a dozen subscriptions and I needed 200 to make it go. I can't get advertisers without subscribers and it just wasn't happening. To the folks who already paid for your subscriptions, I will be voiding and returning your checks. The Paypal transactions will take me a bit longer to figure out how to do, but I will get them done. If somehow I miss someone, contact me and we'll get it worked out. I may be able to work out an online version, that is still being bounced around, and if something comes of it I'll be sure to let everyone know.
 
As a result I will be selling my project car, a red 1977 Mercury Bobcat hatchback with the 2.3L engine and all attendant parts, including a roof section with a factory sunroof that is separate from the car, two of the new rear quarter fenders (the entire quarter up to the hatch lip) from American Muscle, a separate fuel tank, door skins and other goodies. I'll post them as soon as I can.
 
I appreciate the support from those of you who subscribed, and I'm sorry I can't continue publication. It was a lot of fun.
 
Matthew Gunter
Troy, OH
1977 Bobcat HB
1977 Bobcat HB
1978 Pinto Cruising Wagon

So many projects, so little time...

75bobcatv6

  • Guest
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 03:30:17 PM »
im sorry too.  :'(  I was just on paypal to send that to you, thought i would check here first.. glad i did.. it was awesome while we had it

Offline PintoMan1

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 386
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 03:35:59 PM »
im sorry too. going to miss it. it was fun reading.
1973 pinto runabout

Offline popbumper

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • FeedBack: +99/-1
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Mobile User Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 10:09:53 PM »
As much as I will be maligned for saying so, it's a reflection on the membership here, because so few people care(d) to subscribe. As a subscriber, I was thrilled to both read and provide articles for this publication.
 
Thank you Matthew for making the effort. Doubtful we'll ever see another publication like this, I wish you all the best.
 
Chris
Restoring a 1976 MPG wagon - purchased 6/08

Offline dga57

  • Chief Moderator / Admin
  • FordPinto.com Moderator
  • Pinto PooBAH
  • ***
  • Posts: 6844
  • FeedBack: +208/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Windows User 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 12:11:14 AM »
It's a shame that with 7000 +/- members here, you couldn't get a measley two hundred subscriptions. I had high hopes when I renewed my subscription, but I guess I should have known better.  Pinto Times was always a class act and I can only say that those who never saw it were the true losers in all this.  Whether we blame it on member apathy or the lousy economy, the fact remains that we have allowed a superb publication to die and I believe we are all a little poorer for that.  Pinto Times will be missed. :'(

Dwayne
Pinto Car Club of America - Serving the Ford Pinto enthusiast since 1999.

Offline old 1973

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
  • FeedBack: +3/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User Apple User Mobile User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 06:58:55 PM »
That sucks....with all the pinto peeps and we could not get the 200 needed to continue...I myself have been getting more involved w/ working on and enjoying my pinto...too bad we could not have gotten the support of more people to help continue the publishing,I was looking foward to my first series of pinto times...all I can say Mathew Thankyou for ur efforts.. Sincerely, Don Galloway...
My rides: 1972 Squire wagon (Kermit)#121
               1973 Squire wagon (Penny) #120
                1975 Mpg sedan (Pumpkin) # 122
                 1978 cruiser wagon (casper)

Offline sedandelivery

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 455
  • FeedBack: +30/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 4
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Poll Voter Fifth year Anniversary Windows User
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 07:01:57 PM »
I subscribed a long time ago and wondered why I never got it, now I know. It is too bad, I know I would love reading it!

Offline Cookieboystoys

  • Eater of Cookies
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2238
  • FeedBack: +59/-1
  • Gender: Male
  • It's All About The Pinto's! Baby!
    • Cookieboy's Toys on Facebook

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Signature Topic Starter Poll Voter Photographer Windows User 1000 Posts Webmaster Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 09:18:17 PM »
unfortunate, I will treasure the issues I have, sorry this didn't work out. Matt, you did a first class publication, don't let it disappoint you that you were unable to continue, that's on those that never stepped up to help make this possible.
It's all about the Pintos! Baby!

Offline pintogirl

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1785
  • FeedBack: +23/-0
  • Gender: Female
  • Pinto Addict

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Apple User 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 03:12:28 PM »
There may be 7000 +/- members registered here but how may are actually active?  That is the problem ( and I have to admit I don't post as much as I used to either), there aren't enough "active" members to come up with that big of a demand. Even though 200 sounds small, it really isn't compared to the "active" members. 

I will be the first to say I didn't re subscribe because I knew that there is no chance to get 200. I did enjoy the magazine though, and would have subscribed again if there wouldn't have had been a minimum that had to be made (subscribers). I wish it wouldn't cost that much to do. Maybe an online version would work? Wouldn't cost that much for that! :D

Kim
www.pintobuyer sanonymous.com

I have come to realize that I am powerless to cuteness of a rusty old Pinto.

Sacramento CA

Offline popbumper

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • FeedBack: +99/-1
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Mobile User Poll Voter Windows User 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 09:54:21 PM »
Sadly, that's the kind of "voter apathy" that gets politicians into office. People figure "why would my (vote) make a difference", so they don't vote or subscribe. If 187 other people here had the same attitude about "never reaching 200" (200 minus the 12 subscribers = 188), it killed the publication. I never understood how people could think that way.

In the words of Geddy Lee: "if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice".

Chris
Restoring a 1976 MPG wagon - purchased 6/08

Offline postalpony

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 201
  • FeedBack: +30/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • WHEN IN DOUBT--BUILD IT STOUT!

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Windows User Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 09:27:06 AM »
Matt--I am truly sorry it's going down this way, through NO fault of your own.
This is a sign that some people don't know a good thing even when it is right
under their noses!!  I would like to say that you are a gentleman, having met you
Jim O Reilly's  Ohio Get Together a couple of years ago. I know how much of
MATTHEW GUNTER was IN this venture.  All our best to you & family.
            Thank you      Dick Mathias
1980 Hatchback was a "Postal Unit" on the
west coast in it's early life. Now residing
in Ohio, But we don't haul the U.S. Mail anymore;
 Now all we do is HAUL!
 5th gear 4700 rpm & still pullin'= 113+  mph
 
 UPDATE-83.762 mph in 4th gear As verified by a W Va State Trooper-WITH 1 GEAR TO GO 6-2-11

Offline waldo786

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 236
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 07:43:32 PM »
I have to be honest, I've been restoring my '66 Mustang and am finally finished.  Now I'm starting to do some work on my grandfather's pinto.  I realize how much I actually enjoy driving this thing and would like to be more active here too.  With that being said, and only checking in on here intermittently in the past, I actually know basically nothing about the publication.  Perhaps not enough people know about it?  But print material is dying no matter how you look at it.  I think an online version of this would probably be something much more feasible.  Just my $.02 for what its worth.  What kinds of articles were in the magazine?

Offline FlyerPinto

  • Pinto Times Editor
  • PCCA VIP
  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 441
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User Apple User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 03:49:07 PM »
Waldo,
 
All kinds of goodies about Pintos and Bobcats and other car related items. I still have some issues left if you are interested.
 
Matthew Gunter
aka FlyerPinto
1977 Bobcat HB
1977 Bobcat HB
1978 Pinto Cruising Wagon

So many projects, so little time...

Offline Norman Bagi

  • Founder PintoStampede.com
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 899
  • FeedBack: +51/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • "Boss 302 Pinto"
    • The Pinto Stampede

  • Total Badges: 10
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User Apple User Mobile User Webmaster Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 06:24:19 PM »
Thanks for doing this.  I will cherish the copies I have, and was honored to have graced the pages. Unfortunately there are not too many of us around and not everyone is here to have ordered one.  you see Pinto's on the road and wonder who they belong to and wonder why they haven't found a home here. But that is the way it is.  All we can say is Thank You for the Times we shared!

Offline Scott Hamilton

  • FordPinto.com Founder
  • Administrator
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2976
  • FeedBack: +131/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Serving the Pinto Community since 1999...
    • FordPinto.com

  • Total Badges: 13
    Badges: (View All)
    Webmaster Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter PCCA Meet- 2007 Tennessee Apple User Mobile User Linux User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 10:43:44 PM »
Matt.. Sorry to hear your peaking it in... I just got the store back up and functioning... I'll take the subscription link down.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yellow 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd
Green 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd

Offline Scott Hamilton

  • FordPinto.com Founder
  • Administrator
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2976
  • FeedBack: +131/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Serving the Pinto Community since 1999...
    • FordPinto.com

  • Total Badges: 13
    Badges: (View All)
    Webmaster Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter PCCA Meet- 2007 Tennessee Apple User Mobile User Linux User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Pinto Times Magazine Ceases Publication
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 10:45:00 PM »
Oops... Using my iPhone.

Glad to help in any way....


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yellow 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd
Green 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd