I presume that many of us are aware of the existance of Smartimes Magazine an on-line e-zine dedicated to all things having to do with smart cars and their owners. (www.smartimesmagazine.com).

You may be like me when I found that the bulk of the articles refer to Europe and markets other than the USA and Canada I was a bit dissapointed. However they have offices now in the USA and are very interested in a broader focus that includes all of us and our exciting new market for smart cars.

As a subscriber you can have your owners group or club promoted on their site as we have done at The Central Florida Smart Car Club.
I contacted them regarding our recent 1st Anniversary Event and they were excited to send a reporter asnd a photographer to our event and they are writing a feature article for the March Edition with text and pictures which I am really looking forward to seeing.

I also sent them information on an upcomming event we have planned for May and they have put up a very nice announcement of that event under their events section.

They are very interested in the US market and are actively seeking submissions for articles about the cars, clubs, events and owners. They are open to submissions for a "Readers Rides" section where they could show pictures of modified or customized smart cars and their owners.

Simply stated we have an opportunity to get our cars, our activities and our owners highlighted in their magazine.

I think its pretty cool to have a magazine dedicated specifically to our cars and encourage you to check them out, subscribe and most importantly send them articles and idea's for consideration.

I would hate to see this magazine go away simply because we didn't take advantage of what they have to offer.

If I can be helpful to you in getting submissions to Smartimes please feel free to contact me. I have no financial interest in the magazine but feel it provides us with a great opportunity to make the magazine our own!

Ken Wagar

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Comment by Ken Wagar on February 19, 2009 at 6:26pm
Bud,
In fact I'll do you one better. If you e-mail me with your name and mailing address I will download and print the editions you missed and will mail them to you.
kwagar@tampabay.rr.com
Comment by Ken Wagar on February 19, 2009 at 6:19pm
Bud,
They don't print and send a magazine, it is produced and offerred on line at their web page and can be read on-line or downloaded as a PDF file to read later or it can be printed off if you want a hard copy. You also have on-line access to all past editions. I'm sorry that wasn't clear. If I were you I would send them an e-mail and request reinstatement so you can take advantage of it.
Comment by bud hurley on February 19, 2009 at 6:00pm
hi guys, sorry to say that i sent them $32 for a subscription on dec 1, 2007 and have not received a magazine yet. BEWARE
Comment by Ken Wagar on February 19, 2009 at 8:08am
Brandon,
Contact them by e-mail at info@smartimesmagazine.com
Comment by Brandon Ivey on February 18, 2009 at 11:57pm
Hey Ken, got your cards. Could you send me the info to contact them? Thanks. Oh, and the title was a bit off from the blog post. Kind of hoping for our own magazine. Think they will do a USA spin off? Wish they would come down in price...

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