Hi Torque Publications, Inc. buys Big Squid RC.com
Hi Torque Publications, Inc. is happy to announce it’s recent acquisition of Big Squid RC.com and all subsidiary domains, trademarks, and content.
Hi Torque’s president & CEO had this to say about the buyout “We at Hi Torque are very happy to be bringing on board such a recognizable entity, we look forward to continuing to develop the Big Squid RC brand into a much larger community. Buying Big Squid RC represents a very large investment on our part and we do intend to fully realize it’s potential. Online content is the future, and Big Squid RC is our way to get into the game quickly and easily. The Big Squid RC staff have already done all the hard work, we’re just glomming on.”
Hi Torque Publications will continue to develop the Big Squid RC website, but also has big plans for the future of the brand. One of Hi Torque’s intentions is to develop the Big Squid RC brand into a traditional magazine format, representing Big Squid RC’s first foray into traditional publishing, after 7 years of being an online only entity. The #1 issue of Big Squid RC Magazine is expected to hit newsstands later this year.
The former owner of Big Squid RC, Brian Smolik, said “So long suckers! I just bought a yacht and I’m sailing around the world! Take this website and shove it up yo…” Unfortunately the telephone connection dropped before a full statement could be taken and attempts to make further contact with him have failed.
All current staff will have the opportunity to stay on-board the new Hi Torque Big Squid RC, dependent on relocation, those that do not wish to relocate for their positions will be offered a satisfactory severance package.
Hi Torque Publications is the publisher of many popular extreme sports lifestyle magazines, including Motocross Action, Dirt Bike, ATV Action, and more. This is not Hi Torque’s first foray into the R/C hobby world, being the one time publisher of the now defunct R/C Car magazine.