Clubsport news is a monthly magazine aimed purely at the clubman. It is put together by the husband and wife team of Steve and Trina Russell. Who are out week in and week out covering the grassroots motorsport events.
It is not a high street publication and we cant compete with the big boys on the shelves at your local Whitcoulls store, But what we can offer is coverage of grassroots motorsport, concentrating mainly on rallies, rally sprints and hill climbs, with some track events also on the menu. It is early days and the magazine is still in it s infancy stage. At the time of writing ( January 2008) this will be the 18th edition of the mag.
At the moment the area we are covering is from Northland to Wellington with the help of Bryan and Andrew Schlup, we would like to broaden our horizons into the South Island and are always on the lookout for contributors, so any budding journalists or photographers wanting to have a go then drop us a line.
The magazine is only available through subscriptions at the moment, the form being available under the subscriptions tag, simply click on for form and all relevant information will be displayed.
The inspiration for the magazine developed from being competitors and spectators on clubman’s events, and the lack of coverage for probably the most enthusiastic bunch of people involved in motorsport. No coverage or recognition for probably the biggest number of competition licence holders was a “bit off”!
Sure, all the local car clubs produce their own mags and newsletters for their own members and there are several publications covering the “Top guys, on top events”, and they do a great job. But we felt that there was definitely a gap in the market and this is what were about, you guys, Clubman and Clubwomen on club events.
We aim to cover events, with reports, pictures and results, profiles on clubmen, the odd report on a competitors car, a regular what’s on page and in fact your regular magazine content but, as we keep stressing, aimed purely at your regular clubman.
We are not trained journalists or photographers, we are not University educated and don’t hold any diplomas or degrees. What we do have, just like you guys is enthusiasm. We hope that this comes through in the magazine and that you enjoy reading Clubsport News.