" Beginning with our May 2017 issue, Hot VWs Magazine is under new ownership and operated by the OCI Media, and owned by Shin Mukai. Shin Mukai is truly dedicated and has been committed to the VW industry for more than 30 years both in the U.S. and Japan. Shin Mukai is also widely known as a VW drag racer and an extreme Type 3 fanatic.
I am the new Editor of Hot VWs Magazine and I have been involved with both the VW and magazine industries for many years including as a contributor for Hot VWs Magazine prior to the new ownership. Based in Southern California, I have been part of a Japanese VW magazine for over 20 years and I continue to follow the VW scene throughout the world. To be honest, I never expected to become the editor of Hot VWs Magazine one day. I have always enjoyed simply being a reader of Hot VWs. This new opportunity is very exciting for me and it is our goal and mission to ensure that the Hot VWs name lives on forever. "