“ Genre: Motors / Monthly Issues „
Car mags are nearly always associated with men and all of the related bravado; this is a magazine that departs slightly from this aesthetic, but not too far. The star is certainly the car here, whether it be proper back to back tests of products such as tyres or dampers, a rarity compared to its apparent competitor 'Max Power'.
The cars featurerd are diverse and the quality of the journalism is generally good, however some of the features can become a tad samey over the months. Saying this though, for car geeks this may not be a problem and the subtle differences in tuning ideas across the different ranges of cars may be a driver for any would be tuners.
This is not a magazine I buy every month, however when I do buy it I certainly enjoy the article concentrating on a particular field of automotive technology, such as turbo charging and the dispelling of certain myths that come along with them. In particular, the turbo article was fascinating and highlighted how little many so called experts actually know about the sounds emitted by a turbo charged engine!
Owning a performance car myself (Clio 197 Cup), the magazine makes interesting reading and a change from the general chauvanism of many 'lads car mags'.
Redline is a great mens magazine.
It is full of modified cars and women to match, the magazine is also full of helpfull tips and walkthrough guides on how to modify your car.
Each month the magazine also features some on the new products on the modifying scene and even rates then and gives their opinion so you know what and what not to buy.
The Magazine also features updates in the D1GP, BDC and other tournaments so that we can follow what is happening in the tournaments, who is winning and where the next stage will be held. If you are interested in things such as the BDC this can often be very helpful because drifting seems to be the only automotive derived sport that is on the TV.
Each month the magazine also shows us what the editors etc are up to with their cars in the Redline garage so aswell as featuring some nicely modified cars we also get to see their rides and their prefered modifying style.
The only problem with this magazine in my opinion is that you have to flick through the magazine before you buy it because just like it's competitors it can sometimes be filled with OTT chav cars. This is not normally a big problem with Redline but it does somestimes happen so always look before you buy.
But other than this there are no problems with the magazine, and one bonus fact is that the magazine often features free gifts from Modifying Guides To DVD's.