Here is what David Reinecke has sent to Mr. Ehrenberg
To Mopar Now! Magazine;
I am very disappointed to learn that a magazine that purports to be a Mopar FWD
enthusiast's forum has turned out to be nothing more than a racist rag. In
declaring you racist, I am referring to your response to one of our Chrysler 3.0
V6 DL members, Adam Baumbach, shown below, as well as your hate for the Mitsu
built motors that Chrysler utilizes.
"?..How about we do a second magazine, call it 'Import Chrysler', about Hyundai
(which D-C just bought into), Mitsu (which they own a controlling interest in),
Mercedes (obvious), Airbus Industry (large interest), etc. And you can be the
editor! It won't need to have a single Mopar part in it! Not one! It can be
filled with the porky, total dog 2.5L V-6s, the 'awesome' 2.6L I-4, and all the
other good stuff. The first issue could out on the stands by Dec. 7th; so on the
cover of the first issue we could have a huge story on the Mitsubishi Zero raid
on Pearl Harbor, a special commemorative story about how flawlessly they
performed and how many no-good American bastards they killed. Wouldn't that be
awesome? What a commercial success it would be, too. We'd probably sell, oh,
say, seven copies?.."
What amazes me about this comment is the fact that the date rolled forward to
the year 2000 for most of us, except for you and your magazine. Your comment
shows poor judgement in taste in today?s day and age. I feel that it also
degrades the Americans that were killed during that time. That?s all I?m going
to say about that.
My ?wimpy? 3.0 V6 is autocrossed regularly, and most often beats about half of
the Neons. And this car has only had a small amount of work done to it with an
I'm used to the Ford vs. Chevy vs. Mopar debates, and I thought this magazine
would stay out of that area and pull all FWD Mopars together. Instead, you?ve
managed to alienate a huge segment of folks that were really hoping to finally
have some camaraderie with other Mopar FWD enthusiasts. What you?ve really done
is taken the same approach the concours Corvette folks have: Snobbish.
My Shadow is a Dodge. My dealership acknowledges this, my parts stores
acknowledge it, and so does my insurance company.
Anyway, thanks for saving me subscription fees for your magazine. It?ll be
money better spent elsewhere.
1993 Dodge Shadow ES 3.0