The End Of Hemmings Sport & Exotic Car Magazine

My friend Gary Hamilton gave me some warning this morning.  And this afternoon the letter arrived that confirmed what Gary had advised me.  Hemmings Sport & Exotic Car magazine has passed into magazine afterlife.  The death notice is below.

Letter From Hemmings About The Demise Of Sport & Exotic Car Magazine

I have been a subscriber to this magazine for 5 or 6 years.  It has always been a good read, but it seems that magazines are having a hard time of it.

Hemmings are transferring my remaining subscription over to Hemmings Classic Car magazine.  I am only vaguely familiar with that magazine, so I’ll wait and take a look at the issues that get forwarded to me.  Whether or not I sign up for that magazine is an open question.

The final cover of the Sport & Exotic Car magazine that arrived today is shown below.  The topics noted on the cover are typical topics that were covered by this magazine.  The other thing that I found interesting about this magazine is that as Hemmings is based in nearby Vermont, many of the stories had local relevance.

Final Cover Of Sport & Exotic Car Magazine

I will miss this magazine and the monthly sit down to read about these interesting, yet affordable cars.

If you have any questions or comments about this post or Hemmings Sport & Exotic Car magazine, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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19 Responses to The End Of Hemmings Sport & Exotic Car Magazine

  1. rayantoky says:

    We need it back..a perfect companion to Classic Car..

  2. Michael Suder says:

    Why wasn’t offering a Digital subscription an option? That would make the most sense to me. The publication will be sorely missed.

  3. David Knickrehm says:

    My wife called it my “car porn”. All bets were off the day it arrived.
    If it ever starts up again I will sign right up.

  4. Jeff Kiefer says:

    Very sad. I couldn’t figure out why I was receiving Classic Car Mag. I wish there was a digital version offered as I would have subscribed.

  5. Chris Hehr says:

    It was easily my favorite, I learned quite a bit from it.
    Cover to cover, always enjoyable.

  6. Russell Last says:

    I enjoyed HSEC tremendously and hope that the good people of Hemmings might tilt the Classic Car magazine a bit to keep us foreign car devotees happy, too.

  7. George Goeppner says:

    I have not yet received my refund.

  8. Ernest Luengen says:

    My favorite magazine

  9. M J says:

    So sad… The absolute best car magazine…ever. Being an avid exotic sports car lover (and owner) I will surely miss the only true sports car magazine. Very sorry to see it go. And, like previous comments…make it digital and sign me up!

  10. F. Matt Matuszewski says:

    I recently started receiving Hemmings CLASSIC CAR after a friend gifted me with a subscription.
    Expecting to receive SPORT & EXOTIC CAR, I was more than disappointed to find a magazine
    filled with old american cars and boring articles about them. I was also disappointed, to learn, this very morning, of the demise of that fine magazine.

    I am aware there is a, supposed, growth in the interest in, so called, american classic cars and their escalating value, what with the frequency of TV auction programming and the numerous reality, television shows based on those vehicles. But to me and perhaps many others, none of this “american iron” can substitute for the pure excitement and asthetic pleasure that can be experienced seeing and reading about the the sports and exotic cars of the world.

    Come Monday morning, I plan on calling Hemmings and cancelling this subscription.

    f. Matt Matuszewski

  11. Fritz M. says:

    I always looked forward to receiving the new issues. How many other magazines have articles about the cars I could only dream about in my high school and college days, and that now can be quite affordable? It seems that the only way to continue reading about these cars is to subscribe to some British magazine, which include too many cars that never made it to the U.S.!

  12. Tony Vaccaro says:

    Tony V. I have been a charter subscriber to Hemming’s SPORTS & EXOTIC CAR and also to Hemming’s Classic Car magazines. Of the two, I always read the Classic Car issues first each month to get them out of the way and then to savor the HS&EC articles, pictures, editorials and features. That was good reading and will be sorely missed. I’m sure it is nearly as costly to do a digital copy but; “SIGN ME UP” if you decide. I’m paid up through 2019 so let’s get going.

  13. Alan Abraham says:

    So sorry to see this exceptional publication pass into oblivion. I’ve enjoyed every story and picture. It educated and excited me to learn about cars I never knew about and those I was already accustomed to with new and storied insights. Thank you for all your contributions!

  14. Peter Johnson says:

    What a waste. So sad, it was the absolute best car magazine…ever. Lets get it back

  15. Brian Facey says:

    Excellent magazine. The best since John Bond’s R&T and Sports Car Graphic. Basically, don’t stop a very good car magazines publication unless you truly don’t have the advertisers or subscribers.

    • Hi Brian. This summer I met some people who work with Hemmings and was told that the Sport & Exotic Car magazine just never made money. As a result, Hemmings decided to pull the plug and end the cash drain.
      Steve McKelvie

  16. Cliff Kneece says:

    So so sad of the death of Hemmings Sports and Exotic magazine! One of the best magazines I have ever had the pleasure to read. I hope that this venture and the writers and management that put this great read together…will one day start up again!
    Thanks for all of your efforts, pictures, knowledge and stories!

  17. says:

    I am so sad to read this.. it was an amazing magazine, I still have two issues I keep re reading. How can we bring it back?

    • I talked to some people from Hemmings this past summer about this. Apparently they lost money on each issue. They hoped for things to get better but they never did. From this I conclude that Hemmings are done with trying to revive this magazine. Others might step into the void.
      Steve McKelvie

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