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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Good one for the geeks in the crowd...

For one of my college classes, I'm to create an Access database, (DB). I can use damn near anything for this so I decided to catalog all my car mags. It's gonna be a pretty big undertaking but this way I'll have a search-able DB so when I need to find a tech article, I'll already have it in the DB.

Has anyone else here become that anal and done this or anything like this? It will be interesting to see how bad our geekness has gone, (Mods too!).

Lets hear about them or even see them if you can link to it.

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For one of my college classes, I'm to create an Access database, (DB). I can use damn near anything for this so I decided to catalog all my car mags. It's gonna be a pretty big undertaking but this way I'll have a search-able DB so when I need to find a tech article, I'll already have it in the DB.

Has anyone else here become that anal and done this or anything like this? It will be interesting to see how bad our geekness has gone, (Mods too!).

Lets hear about them or even see them if you can link to it.

Vance
I have every HotRod Mag published back to 1959. I have not only scanned most of them into my computer but have a loose leaf note book full of page protectors containg the contents page from each volume so I can find things.

I have all of the Car Craft mags going back to 1960, and all of the Rod & Custom mags back to 1960 and almost all of the Popular Hot Rodding, Super Chevy, and Chevy High Performance mags printed (I just have not scanned them all as of yet). I also have all of The Chevy Rumble mags (ecept for Volume Number One) and most of the Muscle Car mags printed (Muscle Machines, and Muscle Car Enthusiast, as well as the original Muscle Car put out by Peterson Publishing). I have a bunch of early sixties Cars High Performance mags and Super Stock mags from the sixties as well.

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Sounds like a cool little project, Approximately how many mags do you have?
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Similar to Dave, I have a loose leaf note book full of page protectored technical articles only, sorted by topic.

It's 2+ big 3" binders.

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Sounds like a cool little project, Approximately how many mags do you have?
Nothing like Big Dave... I've prolly got 200-400 issues total. The last time I moved, I FOOLISHLY gave away three to four time this just so I wouldn't have to move them. I still kick myself for that.

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Having a father in the printing industry as a kid, I've got countless milk crates filled with many kinds of car magazines going back to the 60's. Most popular are Hot Rod, Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding. Also have a monstrous collection of Playboy's going back to 1964. You'd be surprised how many cool old car ads are in those Playboys!

I started scanning ads in some of the old mag's a few years ago for digital archiving but it is very time consuming. Good luck with yout project. Would be cool to be able to reference technical articles with a search function.
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