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#2701 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:53

Barry... you are so... you are... so...

Welsh



I don't think I have EVER been so insulted in my whole life!

I am now going to go away and sulk!

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#2702 Red Socks

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:37

Originally posted by Arjan de Roos
Vitesse2 thanks for these figures. Most worrying are the relative high decreased numbers for classic car magazines.


I don't see this as a source of concern and given the constantly shrinking ability of these mags to produce anything new to say it is hardly surprising.

#2703 britishtrident

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:44

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Top Gear has a magazine? :


What surprises me is that some Top Gear fans can actually read ?

Anyone remember when Top gear was called Wheelbase ?

#2704 kayemod

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:51

Originally posted by britishtrident
Anyone remember when Top gear was called Wheelbase ?


Great programme, Chris Goffey in a tatty brown anorak in a diesel Maestro. "Now let's see what she'll do!"

#2705 petefenelon

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:32

Originally posted by kayemod


Great programme, Chris Goffey in a tatty brown anorak in a diesel Maestro. "Now let's see what she'll do!"


"...A steady 56 at a surprisingly good 43 mpg."

#2706 kayemod

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:01

Originally posted by petefenelon


"...A steady 56 at a surprisingly good 43 mpg."


Indeed, and not a cup-holder in sight.

#2707 sterling49

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:42

Latest edition landed yesterday folks!!!!! How's that for expediency? A great issue, "Lunch with Richard Attwood" bringing back so many memories of his F1 and sportscar drives, and informing me of his early FJ career, which I knew little about, I had forgotten that 2nd place at Monaco in the BRM also, a great drive :up: The cover price has to be worth it for this article alone, but then there is a great piece on Ronnie, which gave me a lump in my throat reading it, he was such a lovely guy. I was so fortunate to watch him from his early days racing in Britain in the 1 Litre Techno & March F3 cars, and then to watch his amazing speed in the 72, what an absolute star he was! These are the only two articles that I have read so far, but at this rate, with a nice sunny day and no further "lists" being issued by the "Clerk of Works" :lol: , I will finish it in the next few hours.

#2708 BerndRos

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:34

yep , she is slowly coming back , having not missed an issue since 1969 and the last few years barely looked at it before putting it away , I can truely say I now look forward to its arrival and have not done that for many years ! their website is a nice bonus , with the BUCKS brief GP reports .


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#2709 DN5

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:49

Originally posted by DN5
Just noticed they are offering an archive DVD if you extend your subscription (the 10 year version for two extra years).

Very tempting

Geoff


With another good issue received I gave into temptation and extended my subsription for the two years and the archive DVD. :blush:

Geoff

#2710 lil'chris

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 21:33

Originally posted by DN5


With another good issue received I gave into temptation and extended my subsription for the two years and the archive DVD. :blush:

Geoff


Converted my existing subscription to the 2 year one and looking forward to my 1950s DVD :up:

#2711 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 20:28

As regards the declining sales of many magazines. There are of course many "marque" magazines on the book shelves these days, MG, Jaguar, BMW, Classic Ford, Retro Ford etc, quite apart from those for steam engines, tractors, lorries and a new one I saw for old vans. I wonder what their circulation is as you can see them in most newsagents? Perhaps enthusiasts are switching from the general classics to specific interests? I don't buy Classic Car or C&SC these days other when going on holiday but I do get all three MG magazines.
Also what about Practical Classics, is it not the market leader in classic magazines?

#2712 ensign14

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 21:02

Richard Attwood is not keen on Lord Lou, is he? :lol:

#2713 sterling49

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 21:15

Originally posted by ensign14
Richard Attwood is not keen on Lord Lou, is he? :lol:


....understatement I'd say :lol: Tell like it is Richard!!

#2714 Odseybod

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 21:19

what about Practical Classics, is it not the market leader in classic magazines?



Yes, its circulation's still some way ahead of the others.

#2715 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 22:56

Originally posted by Derwent Motorsport

Also what about Practical Classics, is it not the market leader in classic magazines?

Difficult to tell, Gregor. The clue's in "practical", which is its focus - it's primarily a "technique" publication rather than a "connoisseur/history" one. So it's only really competing with Classics Monthly, which doesn't report its figures to ABC. In my experience as a retailer, it probably outsells Classics Monthly 2:1.

#2716 Mark A

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 15:37

Originally posted by lil'chris


Converted my existing subscription to the 2 year one and looking forward to my 1950s DVD :up:


Just done the same, cancelled my direct debit and taken out the 2 year deal, 50's DVD also on the way.

#2717 mark f1

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:17

Could not find the 2 year subscription with free CD/DVD anywhere on their website. Can someone direct me to it?

Cheers
Mark

#2718 lil'chris

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 20:24

I had the same problem Mark. Best to ring them. The lady I spoke to was very helpful

#2719 josefk

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:51

I Know Motorsport and Autocourse cover F1 and span the decades but does anyone know the history of specialist Formula 1 magazines.

Motor Racing magazine seems to cover the period 1950's and 1960's but I dont think was a specialist. The first i can recall was the great Grand Prix International magazine covering the period 1979-1986. Then there seems a big gap until the early 1990's when there seemed to be a rash of them, F1 News came along in 1992-2002, there as Chequered Flag I recall and then F1 Racing and last Formula One magazine. Of these only F1 RACING survives.

So what happened between 1986 and 1992. Was there no specialist formula one magazine around in that period. I am particularly interested as it covers the peak senna years and seems odd there was no specialist mag covering the sport at that time.

Any views

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#2720 ensign14

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:17

There was Prix Editions, which I think was Australian, that seemed to fill the GPI-shaped gap for a while. Even to the extent of covering something only tangentially related to F1; does anyone remember GPI covering powerboat racing in the last few issues? Prix Editions covered the bikes.

#2721 fines

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 12:11

Originally posted by ensign14
There was Prix Editions, which I think was Australian,

Those were the exact words I was thinking of after reading Josef's post! :lol: They also covered CART to some extent, couldn't touch GPI, though - more of a glamour mag. :down:

#2722 chazh

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:38

Has anyone (in the UK) received their subscription copy for this month yet? Normally mine would arrive just before the end of the month preceding, but I realise I've not yet seen the new issue.

Before I phone up the subscriptions people I thought I'd check if it was just me!

Chaz

#2723 dank

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:43

Originally posted by chazh
Has anyone (in the UK) received their subscription copy for this month yet? Normally mine would arrive just before the end of the month preceding, but I realise I've not yet seen the new issue.

Before I phone up the subscriptions people I thought I'd check if it was just me!

Chaz


Should get it soon. Think it only hit the newsagents stands yesterday (Oct 3rd).

#2724 PRD

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:50

Originally posted by chazh
Has anyone (in the UK) received their subscription copy for this month yet? Normally mine would arrive just before the end of the month preceding, but I realise I've not yet seen the new issue.

Before I phone up the subscriptions people I thought I'd check if it was just me!

Chaz


You're not alone! I haven't had mine either :(
Saw that the latest edition was on sale in WH Smiths in Exeter yesterday

#2725 ensign14

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:35

Mine came this morning. :)

#2726 chazh

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:49

And if I'd just waited another hour.... The new issue has just dropped through my letterbox.

Too impatient, that's me...

#2727 sterling49

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:37

Doh! I let my subscription lapse, have just renewed for 2 years and await the CD of the '60s with Jim Clark and Ford GTs etc, should be excellent, anybody seen it yet? Now going out to WHS to try and secure a copy of the current issue :

#2728 PRD

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:49

Originally posted by chazh
And if I'd just waited another hour.... The new issue has just dropped through my letterbox.



so has mine :)

#2729 Rob29

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 15:23

Mine arrived yesterday,together with 2 year subscription offer-at £84-incl. 10yrs CD looks goood value?

#2730 Stephen W

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 16:06

Originally posted by Rob29
Mine arrived yesterday,together with 2 year subscription offer-at £84-incl. 10yrs CD looks goood value?


So did mine and I too thought the 10yr CD option was worthwhile.

:wave:

#2731 David Beard

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 16:36

Originally posted by Stephen W


So did mine and I too thought the 10yr CD option was worthwhile.

:wave:


How much of this thread have we now taken up with statements to the effect that the magazine has now arrived. :rolleyes:

#2732 Stephen W

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 17:09

Originally posted by David Beard


How much of this thread have we now taken up with statements to the effect that the magazine has now arrived. :rolleyes:


That's another one then! :p

#2733 RA Historian

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:10

Originally posted by David Beard


How much of this thread have we now taken up with statements to the effect that the magazine has now arrived. :rolleyes:

Oh yeah? I am still looking for my October issue while you are debating November's..... :

#2734 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 03:27

I got some catalogs, a couple of political pamphlets, a letter that was meant for a neighbor and a bill today. No mail tomorrow (Sunday), but I'll check in again on Monday....

Jack

#2735 David Lawson

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:55

My only gripe in this issue is the pointless two pages of Social Diary photographs from The Revival. There was less space devoted to pictures of the racing from the meeting.

David

#2736 bigears

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:15

I was getting worried that my magazine didn't arrive before October until I came home from my girlfriend's house and it was there on the floor yesterday.

I am tempted to buy a two year subscription on top of my current one year subscription and maybe get the 1980 Motorsport archives.

Is it possible to buy a two year subscription on top of my current subscription I got for Christmas from last year?

#2737 john aston

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:07

Originally posted by David Lawson
My only gripe in this issue is the pointless two pages of Social Diary photographs from The Revival. There was less space devoted to pictures of the racing from the meeting.

David

I agree - but like it or not Goodwood seems to have become part of The Season- which certainly explains the number of braying hoorays last time I visited.But not a problem - and preferable to the pissed up Geordies who one occasionally encounters at Croft..

So ..this month's..excellent Roebuck ; ditto Simon Taylor's lunch with Johnny Herbert

Nowt about motorbikes and watches so far too.

#2738 Stephen W

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:08

Originally posted by David Lawson
My only gripe in this issue is the pointless two pages of Social Diary photographs from The Revival. There was less space devoted to pictures of the racing from the meeting.

David


Couldn't agree more! It was like a page out of Lancashire Life with the hooray Henrys grinning inanely at the camera! :

#2739 Alan Cox

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:28

Total agreement with David Lawson's and Stephen W's posts. Two pages wasted in an otherwise excellent issue. Simon Taylor's lunch interviews are regularly amongst the best articles in the magazine.

I'm interested to see that nowadays the latest issue appears on my local (independent) newsagent's shelves a day or two before mine arrives in the post.

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#2740 Stephen W

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:42

Originally posted by Alan Cox
I'm interested to see that nowadays the latest issue appears on my local (independent) newsagent's shelves a day or two before mine arrives in the post.


That really annoys me; surely as a subscriber my copy should be thudding on the doormat before any copies appear in newsagents - next thing you know they will be on sale in EBAY before we see them!!!

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#2741 lil'chris

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 21:27

Originally posted by Stephen W


Couldn't agree more! It was like a page out of Lancashire Life with the hooray Henrys grinning inanely at the camera! :


Had a go at winding them up on the Motor Sport website last week so any back up would be appreciated :clap:

http://www.motorspor...dwood/#comments

#2742 Paul Jeffrey

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 21:36

Yes. It is possible to extend a current subscription. I topped up my subscription at Goodwood and took the 1960s DVD. And they didn't check my account!

#2743 lil'chris

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 21:45

They sent me two copies of the 1950s DVD and continue to send letters suggesting I renew my previous subscription which I had cancelled in favour of a two year subscription. It makes me think that whoever is running their admin dept hasn't got a bloody clue what is going on and I hate to think that they could cause the mag to go under just when it's improved so much :down:

#2744 Vitesse2

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 21:58

Originally posted by lil'chris
They sent me two copies of the 1950s DVD ....

Well, if you've still got the spare one I'd be delighted to give it a good home! :lol:

#2745 lil'chris

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 22:10

Sorry Vitesse, sent it back to them, though am wondering if that was a sensible thing to do :

#2746 Roger Clark

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 13:54

I'd like to say how much I enjoyed Chris Witty's article on Gunnar Nilsson. A real tribute illustrated by Chris's personal reminiscences; so much better than the bland quotes we often get. I hope this article is the first of many.

#2747 john aston

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 16:52

Quite agree - I remember seeing Gunnar blitz everyone at F3 Cadwell;in same year he crashed in front of us at Silverstone, climbed out of the car and cadged a John Player Special from me.And CW writes so well I think - as you say he was there and knew GN as a mate.Doubt if in 30 years time we will be getting too many recollections of my best friend Kimi..

#2748 Elford68

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 15:08

Is there any index of motorsport magazine articles?

#2749 David McKinney

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 15:22

Originally posted by Elford68
Is there any index of motorsport magazine articles?

http://forums.autosp...&threadid=48162

#2750 COUGAR508

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 15:50

Originally posted by Roger Clark
I'd like to say how much I enjoyed Chris Witty's article on Gunnar Nilsson. A real tribute illustrated by Chris's personal reminiscences; so much better than the bland quotes we often get. I hope this article is the first of many.


I too found the article fascinating, and it contained many nuggets of information about Gunnar's background and his route into F1 which I had not previously been aware of.