Here’s another site that’s being done by one of our own members, Robert Iannello, who seems to know all the right people and dig all the right stuff in order to produce a very nice and fairly new e-zine (electronic magazine) called Benchrace.com (which, BTW, is one of the names we wanted for this site, dang it). Benchrace is designed very much like a clean print pub, and you flip through 24 “spreads” per issue while absorbing lots of retro-rodness. You’ll find many familiar players (Jim Jacobs, Pete Eastwood, Billy Gibbons…) with the promise of future issues containing plenty of insights into new and unknown craftsman in the car-building game.
The first issue’s editorial column also says, “Benchrace tech articles will not contain any paid-for advertising, blantant or subliminal.” Such seems not to be the case with the feature articles, which so far include some that are written both by and about the companies and people who have ads. Know it going in and they’re still entertaining. Besides, Robert tells he’s doing this more as a hobby than as a money-maker, and we lean on our pals for help, too.
It’s free to sign up for email updates about when new issues of Benchrace go live. Meanwhile, here are some direct links to the first four issues:
They are all worth your time, especially if you’re a retro fan. Its a pleasant format and we wish Robert all the luck with developing a big audience. We web guys have to stick together, huh?