Monday, September 03, 2012


Last winter Douglas Blain, publisher of The Automobile (and founder of Bike and Car magazines), suggested I take the helm of a new magazine, online only at first, which would focus on all things unrestored, original, still in use, resplendent in their own juices, called Oily Rag.  The broad scope possible with such a title appealed to me, as I'm a fan of vintage cars, motorcycles, bicycles, architecture, art, film, tools, fashion...and a few other things too!  So, Oily Rag will include all those things, with a variety of contributors, and the hope that enough people (and advertisers) will support the concept to bring it to print.
Oily Rag is up and running; bookmark it in your browser, or better still, subscribe via email; its free, and as you'd expect, more than just a daily photo post, or yet another 'commandC/commandV' horror.  No reposting of press releases as 'news', no fawning media suckups to advertisers, just stuff we consider worth discussing.  Click here to check it out.

Fear not, The Vintagent will continue as always, and expand into new areas, with extra help from my new production manager, Debbie Macdonald (with 19 years' experience on Thunder Press), and maybe a boot from my new friends in the print world.  My adventures on the Motorcycle Cannonball will be mentioned here, but as Oily Rag is my principal sponsor, they'll get the bulk of my reportage. Stay tuned!


Adrian Manktelow said...

Good luck with the new venture Paul.

Grandpa Jimbo said...

This is really cool! I love it! I hope this doesn't mean you're done with the tintypes...

Best of luck to you, mate..
Jim A., Tucson, AZ

ElSolitarioMC said...

There we gooOOO!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Paul. It's about time! I like your style of pithy and digestible but meaty (i.e., brief but informative and photo rich). You'll do an excellent job and I'm looking forward to it! -JZ

Anonymous said...

Looks great and like something I will really enjoy. I'll be checking it out regularly.

The text is a bit hard for me to read, and I really like the Vintagent's white text on black background theme. Hope you'll consider increasing the readability and turning the light down a bit.