As a 15+ year subscriber to Corvette Fever magazine, I was surprised (although not shocked) when I recently heard that the magazine was being merged with Vette magazine and would cease publication. Both magazines are owned by Source Interlink who also publishes Motor Trend and Hot Rod Magazine. In recent years the quality of the magazine has suffered, partly due to the economic realities of competition that magazines have with the internet as well as the company having two similar publications.
So we called the local offices of Source Interlink and they told us that Corvette Fever’s last stand-alone issue would be October 2010 and then the content would be merged with Vette Magazine for the November 2010 issue. If you are a subscriber, you will then start receiving Vette for the remainder of your subscription term.
For the November 2010 issue, Vette will be getting a makeover. A slightly larger format with a higher quality of paper is expected which should put the magazine on par with the quality of its competitors, Corvette Magazine and Corvette Enthusiast.
As a longtime subscriber to Corvette Fever, I am willing to give Vette a shot. But with a marketplace full of magazines competing against the blogs and internet forums, they will have to offer a unique perspective to the Corvette hobby if they want me to renew my subscription.