Originally posted by roger ellis
Does any one around here know if Haymarket considered amalgamating MS with C&SC to produce, er... Classic Motor Sport?
Some readers might not have approved, but it seems to me we are witnessing the sad demise of the one magazine that each one of us should continue to buy for the rest of our days, maybe joining the two titles would have been the preferred option.
The problem with a situation like that is like in business, when the firm's top saleman is made up to sales manager/director.
You lose your best salesman, motivated by certain things, and also acquire, usually, a lousy manager, a breed motivated by different things. Everyone loses.
Which is perhaps why I am still prepared top give this new chap a chance.
My copy arrived today. The contents look interesting, probably better when I read it, but Simon Taylor's interview with Whizzo looks useful, and suitably long, no more >1000 words articles, the longer piece on US board racing seems a good topic, and an Alan Henry piece on Emmo should be worth reading, plus a useful little piece by GC on McQueen, which suits me for other background reasons.
A TNFer has previously said that a little of Mr Frankel goes a long way. Well, we are going twice round the world. Test of a new Porsche, , a piece on a D Type with dear Norman Dewis, and lots of pictures of "me racing a Bentley at Silverstone"
The best thing for me is a letter from excellent racer John Ure, showing this season just how fast Peter Mann's RPJ 1 can go, after years with PM's R9B, with his views about sticky modern race tyres and the Pomeroy Index. and the pace of current historic racers compared with in period.
What an objective breath of fresh air that letter is.. Basically he is saying that hard rubber, as per in period, would sort the men from the boys, and the cars from the cars, but that the most skilled would still prevail. Surely that is how it should be? All we need then is for the right size of tyres and offset of the rims to be sorted out. But I digress............
PS For those of you getting bored with you fashionable Audemars Piguet watch, and wondering with what to replace it, the answer is on p16, the Millenary MC12 at £160,000
There is also a super 1:43 model of Giannino Marzotto's 1951 Ferrari 212 "Uevo" which will do nicely at 73 quid. Shame they have him listed as Marzotti
I will stick with it a while longer
PPS the new subs price is £59, yet C&SC advertise their subs in MS at £36.