• Nov 11th 2010 at 6:58PM
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And just like that, it's gone. According to a tweet by the Editor-in-Chief of 0-60, Mike Spinelli, the startup buff-book has been canned by Harris Publications after a scant three years on newsstands. We've yet to get official confirmation from Harris, nor do we know exactly why the magazine was shuttered, but we do know that the motoring world was a better place because of 0-60.
We presume the last issue will be the Winter 2011 edition (on left) which includes a test of the new Koenigsegg Agera. Check the teaser video of the K-egg after the jump and for a blast from the past, check out our original feature on the first issue of 0-60 way back in 2007.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      i believe the head of this magazine also does web shows, fastlane daily and the smoking tire are a couple, check them out on youtube.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Blogs kill the books?
      • 4 Years Ago
      So glad Autoblog does not charge for content (YET). The blowhards over at Hell For Leather have started requiring subscriptions. Wes and Grant were annoying hipsters before but now there is no reason to venture over there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a shame, I remember I picked up a 0-60 magazine probably 4-5 years ago. I remember how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. I forgot where I picked it up and I never saw one again, it was always on my to-do list to get a subscription.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man this sucks. 0-60 was one of, if not my favorite quarterly mag. I've got every issue with the exception of one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does no one read on the toilet anymore?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Since you asked, its a 13" and I set it down on top of my hamper
        • 4 Years Ago
        I bring my laptop
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sometimes I think about taking either Road & Track or Car & Driver in the bathroom. First to laugh about how poorly they are written, then to use when wiping because that is about all they are worth. Automobile would not work because the paper is to slick.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A laptop on the toilet, umm yuck!!! I hope that isn't a 17" laptop - LOL.
        An iPad? Those things are too rich for my blood (and my meager salary).

        Call me old fashion, but I generally prefer a magazine when I am in the bathroom. Although, I will admit from time to time I will surf the web with my iPhone.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I buy a lot of car magazine's but i have never once seen this magazine at the book store. Didn't even know it existed unfortunately. Looks pretty great.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sorry to see some enthusiasts who love to share their passion hit hard times. And I used to be a magazine nut. I have 15-20 boxes of magazines in storage. I started reading Car and Driver and Road & Track in 84', and collected nearly every issue up until the early 2000's. I went so far as to buy old issues from the 70's & 60's from a local used book store to go along with the car stereo, gaming, and other mags I had.

      But in the last several years, I just stopped buying them. Maybe it was the cost, or that I could get news faster on the web, but from around 2002 or 2003, I just stopped buying magazines. I have fond memories of articles in several magazines, especially Car and Drivers project cars or comparisons, like trying to get 200 MPH from a twin-turbo Trans Am on Mrs. Orcut's driveway and their twin-engined CRX, or their sedan comparison in Baja Mexico. The stories back then were great, but either I got old, or I just stopped caring about reading the new stuff.

      Or maybe I discovered Top Gear and saw the craziness on my TV.

      I have been saying to myself for years that I should scan my old magazines in and put share them on the web, but I just haven't been bothered to actually get it done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      300 million americans and a cool rag like that dies. .....
      The world is changing. likes its 1899lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Paper magazines are dead.

      I used to have subscriptions to car mags/stereo mags/computer mags and I used to regularly visit magazine racks to see if I was missing anything else.... Before the internet that is.

      I have had a subscription in 10 years and I no longer stop at magazine racks.

      • 4 Years Ago
      That's unfortunate. There's never really going to be a shortage of car magazines, though. I guess deciding what to read for the next flight will be a little easier.

      As long as EVO is still around, I'll be happy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        EVO is one of the best magazines. Just too bad it is so expensive in the States.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't want this to look like spam as I responded previously to Harryls' post but sometimes replies don't always show up so I'm posting something expanded here.

      Like Mike, I lost my print magazine two months ago, Chevy Enthusiast. It was disappointing given that I put my heart and soul into it for 18 months. But the publishing landscape, as so many others have already noted, is changing... dramatically. Traditional print niche titles, no matter what the subject matter are under siege.

      I'm working on combining the production quality of traditional magazine features with interactive and rich media nature of the Internet with Automotive Traveler, an online-only magazine. I invite you all to take a look at the new issue at http://bit.ly/daEXlX

      We're doing this with a magazine designed from scratch to be viewed on a horizontally-oriented computer screen, making it perfect for the magazine-like form factor of the iPad as well as netbooks, laptops, and desktop monitors. No app is required as it is browser-based and hitting F11 and going full screen gives an even better presentation.

      Magazine people like me are trying to figure out what will be the "next killer app," the best possible transition from print to digital. Automotive Traveler reads like a traditional magazine, columns, departments, features and great photography (check out the muscle cars on RT 66 story in the current issue). It takes time to read it cover to cover, it's not for those with a short attention span.

      I would like anyone reading this thread you to check it out. Tell me what we're doing right, but more importantly, from the reader side, what we need to do better. There's a place to leave comments on automotivetraveler.com on the lead-in page.

      I feel really bad for Mike -- been in exactly the same place -- and I absolutely think he had 0-60 going in the right direction, especially with the Viper/SLS story in the last issue. 0-60 will be sorely missed. Mike, if you're reading this...get in touch with me. I think we're Facebook friends.

      Rich Truesdell
      Former editor, Chevy Enthusiast
      Editorial Director, Automotive Traveler Magazine, automotivetraveler.com
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