Originally posted by Flemming
I read all the comments with interest. Motorsport is a good magazine in my opinion - but there will naturally be issues with lesser interest and issues that stands out.
I get a headache reading all the diatribes, venom, venting, ill will, insults, so on and so on about MS. Hey, it's just a magazine! Not only that, it is one of the few left. What are you trying to do, destroy it? So what if it has an airbrushed cover. That's just the way things are these days. Live with it.
So you complain that you don't have your current copy yet. Hey, they come once a month, and I accept that. Two days ago I got the one with Emmo on the cover. I get mine around the first of each month, and it is a few weeks behind the UK delivery. Well, I'm across the pond, and as long as I get one a month I am fine with it. If MS was a news magazine, that it one that prints reports on current racing (not historic), that would be a different matter. But it is not Autosport, so there is not an urgency to get it right now. It does not have a time element to it due to its very nature. Further, anything put into the mail is at the mercy of the postal system. They work at their pace, and I am afraid there is not a blasted thing that can be done about that. Ya just gotta accept that!
Frankly, it is my favorite mag. I enjoy each and every issue. As the chap above said, there will be issues with lesser interest and issues that stand out. Not every article in the mag appeals to me. I have no interest in rallying, so I skip those articles. I do not see much relevance in who finished third in a Formula Ford race at Oulton Park, so I skip that. But the articles on racing cars and drivers whom I admired from afar in my youth, I devour them. For what we are looking quite frankly there is not much left compared to a number of years agol The internet has revolutionized journalism, and as time goes by print media will continue to dwindle. This is what we have, so enjoy it for what it is; the alternatives are just not there anymore.
I may be way off your wave length; maybe if I was in the UK I might be getting as lathered up as you about it, but from my perspective on the US side of the pond Ihave few choices, MS is very good, I enjoy it and I guess that I just don't see the point in blasting every thing about it.
Now, if we start talking about the precipitous decline of Road & Track, that is another matter!