BBC Top Gear Turbo is aimed at boys aged eight to 12, and the May 23 launch date has been set to coincide with both school half-term and the new series of the TV programme.
It is being produced in association with Scalextric and will initially be a one-shot with a view to becoming a regular title. The publisher recommends siting BBC Top Gear Turbo alongside regular car magazines. The cover price is £1.95 and distribution is by Frontline.
n Gamer soars
Future Publishing has announced that its unofficial Xbox magazine, Xbox Gamer, has shown a 103% circulation increase. Based on a single issue ABC audit of the February edition, the magazine sold 46,762 copies against its July-December 2002 average ABC figure of 23,033. Xbox Gamer is distributed by Seymour.
n Manx TT guide
This year's issue of Island Racer is the definitive guide to the June Isle of Man TT races, which will get TV coverage. The title, published by Morton's Media, contains exclusive interviews, in-depth bike coverage and a TT encyclopaedia section. The cover price is £4.95 and the on-sale date is May 22. Distribution is by MMC.
n Over here
BHG Traditional Home, America's leading popular home interest title, is now sold in the UK. The title is published 10 times a year and goes on sale on UK news stands on May 22 with a cover price of £3.50. Distribution is by Comag.
n Dads' quarterly
FQ magazine (Father's Quarterly), a magazine targeting fathers aged 25-42, launches on May 29. Sections range from health and fitness to finance, investment, and food and drink. The first issue has a cover price of £2.99. It is published by 3D media and distributed by MMC.