from pixels to print
By Craig Toone, Rush Founder
I started Rush as a passion project during the Covid-19 lockdown. The goal was to feature the best iconic performance cars from the '80s, 90s and 2000s with a sprinkling of interesting new metal, and I make no secret of the fact RUSH is hugely inspired by EVO magazine and the much-missed Modern Classics.
I have always loved cars and writing, and fuelled by sheer bloody-minded determination, I armed myself with a basic laptop equipped with Microsoft PowerPoint, signed up for an Issuu account, and built a website on Wix.
Along the way I collected some like-minded individuals who believe in the cause and volunteered their time. It's essential for a magazine to have a multitude of voices to challenge the brief and add depth to the content. I am so grateful for their input.
Today the format remains simple - we simply try and create the magazine we want to read, with long-format articles about the cars we grew up idolising, whilst keeping the mag a hypercar free zone. Nobody here is a professional, we're just some harcore enthusiasts asking you to ride shotgun as we string a few sentences together.
Given the overwhelming positive feedback, Rush seems to be striking a chord, giving us the confidence to chase the dream and turn Rush into a fully fledged print magazine. I hope you'll enjoy reading your copy as much as we've had creating it!
founder, designer, benigh dictator
Doomed from the start - Craig grew up in the back of a Sapphire Cosworth and has been hooked on cars ever since, wearing the racing line into the carpet of the family home with his matchbox cars - can confirm Eu Rouge has nothing on the curve of an armchair. Can usually be found clipping apexes in the Forest of Bowland.
A committed track day addict who brakes late and wrestles with lift off oversteer, John ultimately prefers a slower pace on the road. He believes driving pleasure comes in many forms, whether its a wafting road trip in his XJ40, a marvel of engineering in his daily Audi A2, or a flat out lap in his Banzai Civic Type-R.
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