Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Opressed HAMB

This is brilliant - that bastion of free speech and information which exists to "spread the gospel of traditional hot rods blah blah blah" decided that it's only cool if they spread the word. Banned from the Jockey Journal last night and thread deleted from the HAMB for posting a note about issue two being out. Seems weird - we certainly aren't a corporate and we do this for love not money so I can't see how they think we are a threat or how it's off topic. I love the HAMB - this does not seem in line with what it suggests it stands for though. I guess the best thing to do would be to shut up and get really excited about some photoshop threads and maybe do some posts about how cool it was in the old days. That would prove that I'm totally credible. I noticed Ryan didn't ban himself for talking about Dogfight mag though eh.


  1. The Hamb was once a bastion of free speech (2 or 3 years ago). They moderate with a passion these days. There are hordes of Ryan-bots willing and eager to trawl incessantly thru the forum and pull the pin on posts and threads that somehow don't fit the new corporate image and 'brand' that the Hamb is becoming. The feedback locally on the name of the magazine has been mixed here as well.
    Good luck with issue 2 guys.

  2. You can't please everyone all the time, lucky we're not trying to! No one will ever see the deleted thread but it was hillarious - more closed minded fucks reacting to something they've never seen because they've got nothing better to do and in the abscence of an actual point of view at least a bandwagon opinion provides security. Re the HAMB - I've seen loads of great things fucked by money. Best of luck to them.