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Old 12-17-2004, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

I've read Super Ford since it was still Super Ford Parts Exchange back in the late 70s.

John Paradise (I think) sold it out, and it changed. Went into more of a generic 5.0 Mustang direction like most of the other Ford rags.

With that being said, I havn't seen Super Ford Magazine around for ages, did it go under, or merge into something else?
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Old 12-17-2004, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It was merged into 5.0 mag.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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On 2004-12-17 16:41, FasterDamnit! wrote:
It was merged into 5.0 mag.
and sucks! i miss superford. i have every issue from 81-85 and then late 80's till the end.
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

Still wondering what John Paradise went on and did after. Well, for the last 20 years or so... I liked what he started with, back when the Ford guys basicly had nothing.

Yeah, I don't read most of the other Ford, i.e. Mustang rags, except for Fabulous Fords every once in a while.

Somebody told me about a new Ford rag though, that has the old stuff I like in it, not the usual late model Mustang stuff.

Nothing against Mustangs, but they already have at least 20 different mags that cater to them, I'd like to see something for the other stuff.
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

This is probably the mag you heard about:

http://legendaryfordmagazine.com/

I bought the first issue and it was pretty decent, though it had an overabundance of stock stuff. LFM is 'subscription only' but has lasted for more than a year. So I think they're probably gonna be around for awhile.

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Old 12-19-2004, 03:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

I still have all my old copies of Super Ford and I too wonder whatever became of that guy John. I was a subscriber all the way through until the last issue (August 2000) and kept every one of them. SF was a great mag - always more tech-oriented than the others. IMHO Ford Muscle is the only place that's filled the niche SF used to occupy. Does anyone know what ever happend to Tom Wilson, the last editor of Super Ford?
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Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

I think it was a very very bad thing that they merged
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Re: Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

actualy John opened a repair shop after selling rights to Super Ford to peterson publishing in the same building he built Super Ford magazine I knew John very well as a young man when I was in HS and helped out when he built a couple of his starliners I was lucky enough to get all issues in mint condition along with some posters and some spec sheets he still had lying around I haven't herd anything about John since 1994 unfort He used to come into the dealership I worked at back then for parts but Peter Koch Lincoln Mercury has since been long gone and I left there in 1994 that's all i know so far does anyone know what happened to the artist who did all the art work and t-shirts super ford used to sell ? is his art work still out there ?
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

Super Ford morphed into 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords. I have been getting it continuously since the early 1980s.

It was really great back when there were few Ford mags. Would say that MM&FF did seem to come out on top. Been getting it since way back when also.

Kind of a shame they got scoffed up by the big magazine machine, but MM&FF seems to still be pretty decent and connected to reality. And editor Campystang still answers emails from his latest job at Super Brand C.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

I have some old Super Ford mags, great tech and a no BS magazine. It was a good one. Even have the Alan Kulwicki edition when he won the Winston Cup in 92. Personally I think he is the man that set the modern day standard of NASCAR with computer tech in the cars.
The Greats - Special K: Alan Kulwicki
The year he won, all the "good ole boys" where making fun of his BS in Engineering from Wisc and using a computer to analyze the car. When he won the championship, well guess what now.

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Old 12-31-2010, 05:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Whatever happened to John Paradise... and Super Ford Magazine?

I have an issue of ford parts exchange with an article about a project car dubbed "gt350kr". It was a '65 mustang with '67-'70 shock towers. So basically a '65-'66 gt350 with a big block, hence the KR. My mentor Wayne Curry owned the car for a couple of years or so then eventually sold it. I still have a photo of it as well.
I think I had moved to Colorado by that time, so I'm unsure who bought it. May still be in the St. Louis area?.. I had always thought it would have been a cool project along with the other restos we had done. Perhaps someone knows it's current status? .......
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