Originally posted by ian senior
Car's fall from grace is quite alarming. Clearly last year's revamp has failed, and it's hard to see any recovery unless they more or less start again. Perhaps their obsession with performance cars in the headline stories has something to do with this, I don't know, but personally I like to read about all kinds of cars and get a bit cheesed off at seeing more stuff about the latest indulgent Ferrari or Imprezza Turbo Nutter Bastard WOLD-ZZZ or whatever it's called. "Arty" photographs (although they don't fit into what I'd call art) don't appeal to me very much either. Somehow, they've lost the plot and that's sad, because in its heyday Car was one of the finest magazines on the market.
Agree totally, I used to subscribe to Car in the '60/'70's when Henry Manney and L.J.K.Setright & co were journos, I have purchased it a few times since, but find nothing that I really want to read. It is so true about all of the "£35,000 plus,plus, Super Nutter Turbo's" that they are so pre occupied with, as if for one minute, they would buy, or even be able to afford them, out of tax paid income. I buy a few mags now, Classic Ford, Motorsport and Autocar, sometimes C&SC, the others hold little appeal to me. Call me churlish, but I do not like the "new" formats or the way the mags are laid out, of either, Muttering News or Autosport, and they used to be my bibles! Maybe I just do not like change
The strange thing is, although all of the Mags are affordable, I still view them as expensive, another reflection of the past I guess