Originally posted on GarageBoyzMagazine.com Issue # 5
Firstly I'd like to thank the readers, supporters and friends of myself and of GarageBoyz Magazine. Your words of encouragement and gracious kind words have helped keep the magazine going and growing. The shops, restaurants and people that opened their doors to me and allowed me to realize this dream of mine, truly are appreciated. I have enjoyed talking with folks about their cars or bikes or businesses, as well as checking out and photographing the things I enjoy and am passionate about.
I'd like to thank my employer Battley Harley-Davidson for allowing me to pursue the magazine and spread the word to the customer base about GarageBoyz. I would also like to thank them for allowing me to co-host the upcoming Hooters Bike Show on Rockville Pike (Sept. 27th 11-4). I'd also like to thank the Gazette newspaper for writing a great article about GarageBoyz Magazine. In addition I'd like to thank Iron Works for renting me the office to help get things off the ground as well as RAW Ink for taking over the spot when it was time for me to move on. I'd also like to thank Winding Roads Motorcycle Times and Shiftpoint Magazine for their advice and knowledge as well as allowing me to advertise in their magazines and seeing GarageBoyz Magazine not as a competitor but as an another outlet for covering our Community. Last but not least, I'd like to thank Mrs. B for taking this crazy ride with me, no matter how nuts I get.
It's hard to believe that the first year of the magazine is drawing to a close. I have learned quite a bit while putting this thing together. From chasing content, to graphic design and web building, as well as photography and marketing. I had hoped that pictures, stories and eager writers would be filling my in-box and that I?d be picking and choosing amongst hundreds of submissions. But alas, until readership grows, it is me, my laptop, camera and notebook burning the midnight oil.
With this being said, I know that I have asked many people over the last year about covering their car or bike or shop in the magazine, and I do intend on talking with each one of you. My goal over the winter is to line up time slots to do interviews and photo sessions, so that I will have the jump on next year?s issues.
I had also intended on putting out bi-weekly updates and stories in each issue, but due to time constraints; only the issue as it was published has been online. I strive to put a good amount of content into each issue, in hopes that readers will read an article or two and be able to come back again another time and read more, much like a paper magazine.
As GarageBoyz grows it is my goal to have a constantly evolving Kulture experience with GarageBoyz Magazine and other segments and businesses that are in the works. It is going to take time, knowledge and more resources for this to come to fruition, so hopefully in the interim you are able to enjoy the site for what is ? a Community Based Online Kulture Magazine.
I hope you have enjoyed the first year, and I hope that you have had the chance to check out some of the businesses featured within the magazine. It is also my hope that as the magazine grows, that the community begins to embrace our Kulture even more. And maybe a few old projects will get dusted off and worked on again and a few more bikes and cars will hit the road for the local cruise-ins. So, enjoy Issue #5 and look out for the Winter Edition in January 2010. Please remember to send in pictures, articles or letters and share the GarageBoyz Magazine link with a friend or 10. There can be no community without U.
Proudly Serving The Kulture Community... Rich "Bingo" Fournier (Bingo@Kultureblog.com)
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