It was eight years ago today
that an aspiring group of drag racing journalists, photographers and web
designers launched the first ever issue of Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com.
Torco's CompetitionPlus.com began on September 15, 1999 at 8:30 PM, EST.
Maybe the words of our first editorial were prophetic considering today's state of drag racing media.
"We are on the verge of the 21st Century and if you're not already
there, you're on the losing end of a holeshot. This is the future thus
signaling the beginning of the end for the standard print media
magazine. Those of us in the media should have read the writing on the
wall with the demise of such magazines as Petersen's Drag Racing and
the once unbreakable Super Stock & Drag Illustrated. There are some
out there but the industry is no-where as strong as it used to be."
Welcome to the Internet ezine age.
Thanks for sticking with
us through those growing years and we’re not done yet.