Speaking of deliveries (or lack thereof) of Motor Sport, since they started a printing plant in the US, I haven't received a single issue that wasn't especially mailed from the UK when I wrote and complained. They are very expensive here for subscriptions and it seems odd their now (domestic to US) subscription mailing issues.
I have the very same problems as David. Yesterday, November 25, I finally received my subscription copy of the November
issue in the mail! This is at the same time that we are reading here that the January issue is being received!! This is a full month later than has been the norm up until they started printing in the US. The October issue came two weeks later than normal, and now the November issue is a full four weeks late!! Absolutely unaccpetable.
To add insult to injury, the November issue ( did I mention that it came a month late?) contains a card from Nigel Roebuck as Editor-in-Chief, telling me, and I quote here:
"Dear Subcriber. Please find enclosed your copy of the November issue of Motor Sport
--delivered to you earlier than ever before!
It goes on to explain how we are getting the mag to our door much faster, blah, blah. Is this all a bad joke on us, the US subscribers? How can they tell us this with a straight face when the delivery of the magazine has simply gone to hell.
I, like David, have complained by e mail to the main office in the UK and received an air mail copy of the mag this past Monday. Even so, that is over three weeks late, not to mention the hassle of complaining and the irritation of not getting a mag I really like on time.
Do we, the US subscribers, have to complain every month to get our copies? As David says, we pay good money for this, and would like to have service to correspond.
At this rate I fully expect the subscription copy of the December issue, which on past practice should be coming right about now, to arrive sometime after the first of the year.