BMANN.....hello from a fellow hooooosier in Atlanta!
As a former Goodguys Rep, and a column writer (JACK'STANDS) for Southern/Northern Rodder Magazine I am afraid that just sitting it in the garage and not parleying it around won't get you a cover...or anything close to it.
Most, if not all covers and inside feature shoots are taken by exposure to national shows and the such.
I will tell you that my Dad's 55 that I built for him made it on the Paddock's front page, which they are out of Knightstown and a vendor, but still an honor. He became acquainted with these guys last year and bought alot of parts off them. Take a look..
The Paddock is always looking for cars to photo and have their own shows in Knightstown on certain Saturday nights.
Also, all of Goodguys, HotRod and others pretty well get acquainted at national shows. I would think that the James Dean and Duck Tail run would have national coverage that is in your area.
If you will email me I will talk to you about Northern Rodder Magazine and where they will be and how to approach them, perhaps you can get discovered! No promises, just information.
ConceptOne Pulleys and Brackets
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