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50th Anniversary Year! A new Beginning.

First and foremost, thank you for your continued support of Hot VWs Magazine. You may or may not be aware that Hot VWs is celebrating 50 years of publication this year! With that said, I am very proud and happy to announce that Hot VWs Magazine will continue to be published! This announcement marks the beginning of a new journey and exciting NEW era of Hot VWs Magazine, with you!

Beginning with our May 2017 issue, Hot VWs Magazine is under new ownership and operated by the OCI Media, and owned by Shin Mukai. Shin Mukai is truly dedicated and has been committed to the VW industry for more than 30 years both in the U.S. and Japan. Shin Mukai is also widely known as a VW drag racer and an extreme Type 3 fanatic.

I am the new Editor of Hot VWs Magazine and I have been involved with both the VW and magazine industries for many years including as a contributor for Hot VWs Magazine prior to the new ownership. Based in Southern California, I have been part of a Japanese VW magazine for over 20 years and I continue to follow the VW scene throughout the world. To be honest, I never expected to become the editor of Hot VWs Magazine one day. I have always enjoyed simply being a reader of Hot VWs. This new opportunity is very exciting for me and it is our goal and mission to ensure that the Hot VWs name lives on forever.

It is an exciting time for Hot VWs Magazine and I look forward to another 50 years of Volkswagens and the awesome VW community that keeps the hobby and passion alive!

Regarding the Hot VWs Magazine May 2017 issue. We are double-checking all loyal subscribers to have the May 2017 issue of the Hot VWs Magazine. Plan to be mailed our from our printer in California on April 7th Friday. Due to major schedule delay delivering the May 2017 issue, we will have very limit supply from the News Stands and Bookstores. For the non-subscribe reader in order to get your copy, please go to local VW shop who regularly carry Hot VWs Magazine.

Or get your copy from the Amazon.

Sincerely,

Shin Watanabe
Editor





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