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#1 Lola5000

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:46

Like many this mag was my bible re Australian racing news,month after month.
have very few I've kept,sold most when i moved into my 1st home/cottage.
Ray would it be possible over time ,to upload some of the more know cars on the front of the RCN ie the Brabhams,Matich cars and the ATCC period ones.

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#2 Wirra

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:10

A seller is presently off-loading yearly sets on eBay - seems like $60 is the winning rate.

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#3 Ray Bell

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 22:50

Are the 1961, 1962 and 1963 years there?

Sure thing, I can do the photos for the covers, I've already put a few on anyway. Any particular ones you're after?

#4 Wirra

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 00:26

Are the 1961, 1962 and 1963 years there?...


Not that I could see. I'm no eBay expert but I think you can arrange to be e-mailed if ads are posted with matching key word criteria you have entered.

Not the best cover but a reminder of the wonderful experience for those of us present on that day.

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#5 HeskethBoy

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 00:32

Please pardon my ignorance, but - is David Atkinson still with us and, if so, is he still drawing?

#6 Lola5000

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:28

Are the 1961, 1962 and 1963 years there?

Sure thing, I can do the photos for the covers, I've already put a few on anyway. Any particular ones you're after?

Hi Ray,any of the Matich sports cars or the Tasman years. :up:

#7 Wirra

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:09

... any of the Matich sports cars ... :up:

Do you mean 'under construction' or 'racing'?

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#8 Lola5000

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:18

Wirra,I had the one on the left,never seen the RHS one.
Was there any cover with Stillwell or Brabham in the BT11/BT31.

#9 Wirra

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:27

... any of ... the Tasman years. :up:

Do you mean 2.5 ltr or F5000s?

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#10 Lola5000

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:21

Both groups,I must dive over to TJ book shop and see if he has any,as i have very few left.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:43

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That's the result of a quick google picture search. There are a few more showing up but that are photos and not scans.
Great artwork.

#12 Ray Bell

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:55

Originally posted by HeskethBoy
Please pardon my ignorance, but - is David Atkinson still with us and, if so, is he still drawing?


I seem to recall that I had an e.mail or phone call exchange four or five years ago with a young relative, a nephew or grandson or something, of David Atkinson's.

If my memory is correct, David is dead.

Colin Anderson, however, is still with us. He took over and did the covers for many years.

#13 Lola5000

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 22:08

Ah the memories as a teen ,buying RCN each month ,one of the few mags I've ever read cover to cover.Even today a great way of chasing down the owners/history of race cars.

#14 Ray Bell

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 22:23

A very dangerous path to follow, Robert...

You go looking, you think it will be in one of six or seven issues from 1971, you finish up reading all the mags from cover to cover again!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 23:39

Great memories seeing those covers again, unfortunatly i sold my collection in the 80s to finance a trip to the AGP something i regret doing. I also sold my AMS to buy model cars,the magazines are now worth more than the cars.

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#16 Lola5000

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:26

A very dangerous path to follow, Robert...

You go looking, you think it will be in one of six or seven issues from 1971, you finish up reading all the mags from cover to cover again!

Always a good read,my fav was reading the ATCC years from when it became a series up until the end of '73.
The local hillclimb reports were always a good read.
The best race test of a car IMO was the report on Bill Browns Porsche RSR in early '73?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:39

Posted Image...Love this one.

Some on the cover of the 20th anniversary of RCN.
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