Sand Sports Magazine and UTV Sports Magazine

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SAND SPORTS Logo BPH E16Company Name: Sand Sports Magazine and UTV Sports Magazine

Owned by Wright Publishing Co., Inc

UTV Sports Magazine logo BPH E16Guest: Mike Sommer


The company was founded in 1970 by Jim Wright (stepfather of Michael Sommer). Wright Publishing was the founder of 3-Wheeling magazine, ATV Sports magazine, and Hot VWs has been published since 1967, and Sand Sports Magazine was founded in 1995. UTV Sports Magazine is Wright Publishing’s newest publication, which is a monthly online digital magazine. UTV Sports Magazine uses cutting-edge technology to produce and provide a monthly online magazine with free subscriptions. They also produce specialty print magazines covering technical and how-to subjects for VW owners and engine builders.

Sand Sports Magazine and UTV Sports Magazine has a staff of 10 full time employees, with more than 30 contributing editors that help produce our magazines on a regular basis. Mike Sommer is the Founder of Sand Sports Magazine, and is the primary worker and producer of each issue.

Featured Mike Sommers with Background BPH E16
Mike Sommers

Q and A with Mike Sommer:

Q: How did the company start? What niche was it trying to fill?
A: The VW industry was mostly off-road related in the 1970s, we covered the growth of Baja racing.

Q: What has been one of the company’s hardest rough patches and how did you overcome it?
A: The crash of the economy in 2007 was tough, be we have a conservative company and overcame.

Q: What is a piece of advice that you want to give to the next generation of inventors? Owners? Employees?
A: Hard Work, good questions, find a knowledgeable mentor, never quit and believe in yourself

Product Line Categories:

Hot VWs Magazine, Sand Sport Magazine, UTV Weekly Magazine

Technology and Innovation:

Wright Publishing uses the lastest technology to provide not only print magazines, but digital magazines to appeal to all audiences in the sand and UTV worlds.

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