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#1 LordAston

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 21:50

Automobilsport is a tri-monthly German magazine (don't worry there is an English lingo version).  It has a few fans on here and I'm doing my bit here by trying to let others experience the pleasure I get from it as well.  The coming issue #12 will have features on McLaren Can Am in 1969,  Mazda at Le Mans 1991 a bit on Walter Wolf and the first win at Argentina, Manfred Kremer on the 935 and more.  

 

http://www.sportfahr...h1gtpj4mjksa801

 

The Magazine can be a bit sometimes German centric but then again Motor Sport can focus too much on Britain. 

 

So the recent issue covered the 1987 WTCC Championship and there are a few copies knocking about on a couple of sites but this and issue #10 which was on the Ferrari Mid-Engine Prototypes have sold out in lingo Anglais.

 

I do highly recommend people to give this a go.

 

And No I'm not on their payroll. 



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#2 GMiranda

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 23:30

This magazine is just amazing!!!! Naturally it focus on its national scene, but Germany, as well as UK, USA and France, among others, is one of the biggest countries in everything related to motor racing, so it's justified I think.



#3 Claudio Navonne

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:05

Reading the topic "Motor Sport magazine - is it as good as it could be?" Someone commented about the magazine. I contacted the publisher and I subscribed to it. The magazine arrives me punctually here to Buenos Aires (English version). This magazine and Motor Sport are the ideal complement, at least for me.


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#4 LordAston

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 16:26

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#5 sabrejet

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 17:02

Reading the topic "Motor Sport magazine - is it as good as it could be?" Someone commented about the magazine. I contacted the publisher and I subscribed to it. The magazine arrives me punctually here to Buenos Aires (English version). This magazine and Motor Sport are the ideal complement, at least for me.

 

It was me I think! I still get great pleasure from it.



#6 Alan Cox

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 17:22

So the recent issue covered the 1987 WTCC Championship and there are a few copies knocking about on a couple of sites but this and issue #10 which was on the Ferrari Mid-Engine Prototypes have sold out in lingo Anglais.

 

Hortons Books stock it and I managed to purchase all missing issues at Race Retro


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#7 LordAston

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 19:30

Ready to Rumble - New Issue out. Can-Am 1969, Mazda 1991 Le Mans, Kremer 935K1, Nurburgring @ 90, Walter Wolf First Win.

#8 GMiranda

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:35

This magazine seems to improve as every edition they release.



#9 sabrejet

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:37

I'd agree: in-depth articles, none of that "continued on page xx" idiocy that many magazines fall into, plus great imagery, most of which I will not have seen before. It also avoids talking to us like we have never heard about anything outside of Effwun and doesn't call gearbox components "cogs".

 

It also smells rather nice (I'm not kidding either). :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: 



#10 cooper997

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:17

I walked into a local (to me) newsagent yesterday to see issue #11 (Cosworth Sierra issue) of this title on the shelves. Not likely to be seen in all newsagents across Australia though, more likely those that already stock UK 'Motor Sport'. Or perhaps you might be able to have a copy ordered in.

 

It has already been available at select Historic meetings, such as PI Classic - through the local agent.

 

Stephen



#11 LordAston

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 18:34

Latest issue soon to be launched.....

 

http://www.automobil...mobilsport.html

 

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#12 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 19:14

I ordered a "test drive" yesterday.

#13 Roger Clark

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:52

I’m a subscriber and agree with what has been said.

I like to buy the slip cases that hold four issues but postage to the UK is expensive. I bought one from Hortons but they’re not cheap either. Does anybody know a cheaper source?

#14 LordAston

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 23:08

I know that #15 is not out yet but the preview for #16 is about Alfa Romeo 155 V6s
 
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#15 LordAston

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 16:02

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Here is preview of issue #17 - issue #16 out later this month.

 

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#16 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 17:00

I bought Volume 15 in W.H Smiths in Milton Keynes a short while ago.



#17 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:43

Nice Volume #17. Many pics I have not seen before. Besides DBR1 also pieces on Scarfiotti, Leyton House, Hartmann FJ, Trento Bondone, Fiat 131, ... Several long articles.



#18 2F-001

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:17

Thanks, Arjan. I'll look out for this - I have "a bit of a thing" about Trento Bondone, I think of it as hillclimbing's Nordscheife.

(Retail distribution is sparse in the UK, I'm sure I've only ever seen it on a bookstall in WH Smith in Bromley - it's good value if you're not paying postage on individual issues.)

#19 LordAston

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:22

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The forthcoming issue contains:

 

Aston Martin DBR1

Leyton House F1 Team in 1987-88

Ivan Capelli bio

Lodovico Scarfiotti bio

 

#18 (next one) will be about the Giro D'Italia Automobilistico



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#20 LordAston

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:24

Thanks, Arjan. I'll look out for this - I have "a bit of a thing" about Trento Bondone, I think of it as hillclimbing's Nordscheife.

(Retail distribution is sparse in the UK, I'm sure I've only ever seen it on a bookstall in WH Smith in Bromley - it's good value if you're not paying postage on individual issues.)

Try www.newsstand.co.uk they do individual issues if requested.


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#21 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 04:08

If anyone has a copy of issue #10 (English) to sell I would be interested in purchasing it. That issue is no longer available from the publisher.

Many thanks.

Jack

#22 LordAston

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:48

If anyone has a copy of issue #10 (English) to sell I would be interested in purchasing it. That issue is no longer available from the publisher.

Many thanks.

Jack

https://shop.automob...agazine.com.au/

 

It's pricey but you can order it still from them but from Down Under



#23 nexfast

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 16:20

If anyone has a copy of issue #10 (English) to sell I would be interested in purchasing it. That issue is no longer available from the publisher.

Many thanks.

Jack

 

Another option here, but also in Australia and more expensive but perhaps p&p might be lower:

 

https://www.pitstop....duct?ipType=mag



#24 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 22:54

https://shop.automob...agazine.com.au/

It's pricey but you can order it still from them but from Down Under

Another option here, but also in Australia and more expensive but perhaps p&p might be lower:

https://www.pitstop....duct?ipType=mag

Thank you, gentlemen. Postage cost from Australia to the U.S. is about $35 so I'm hoping to find a copy a bit closer to home.

Edited by Jack-the-Lad, 09 July 2018 - 03:12.


#25 LordAston

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 17:25

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Latest issue

 

BRM 1970-74

WM-Peugeot story

plus more

 

I doubt this will raise more than a whisper due to the magazine not really being read on here so I'm technically wasting my breath try to promote it.  But for those who do enjoy it this should be a cracking issue.

 

No:20 will feature the Eagle Mk.III's of Dan Gurney



#26 2F-001

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 18:08

I rather like Automobilsport, and I know of several other TNFers that do too...



#27 sabrejet

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 18:20

Love this magazine and look forward to reading the WM-Peugeot story. Unlike many (most) 'motorsport' magazines, Automobilsport manages to cover stories you think you know with new photos and new angles. The March/Leyton House F1 story was in particular worth reading.



#28 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 19:40

If anyone has a copy of issue #10 (English) to sell I would be interested in purchasing it. That issue is no longer available from the publisher.
Many thanks.
Jack


I finally did find a copy in eBay for a reasonable price. Nice chap even included a couple of extra magazines for me.

Thanks to those who suggested some other sources as well.

Jack.

#29 LordAston

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 16:51

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This will be Issue #20

 

Featuring:

Dan Gurney's Eagle Mk.IIIs

Renault R5 Turbo

The Life of Willi Kauhsen

Mazdaspeed March 84G 07

 

and lots more

 

Issue #21 - will feature Lancia 037 as title feature 


Edited by LordAston, 08 March 2019 - 16:53.


#30 sabrejet

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 17:01

 

 

This will be Issue #20

 

Featuring:

Dan Gurney's Eagle Mk.IIIs

Renault R5 Turbo

The Life of Willi Kauhsen

Mazdaspeed March 84G 07

 

and lots more

 

Issue #21 - will feature Lancia 037 as title feature 

 

Automobilsport just gets better and better: the Grandsport Corvette issue was previously my favourite but this one looks to be a doozy! Sadly we won't see it in the UK for a few weeks yet.  



#31 LordAston

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 14:26

It will soon be on us #21

 

Lancia 037 1982-86

Jackie Stewart @ 80

Rene Arnoux interview

Restored - BMW 635 CSi Gr.2



#32 sabrejet

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 15:14

Only got the Eagle issue in May, so I'd say August at best.



#33 mistakenplane

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 15:11

With my disappointment regarding Motor Sport I have taken the plunge and ordered Automobilsport. Very much looking forward to sitting and reading it!



#34 sabrejet

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 05:57

Automobilsport is well worth a look. It has very interesting articles and avoids the (common elsewhere) habit of referring to Driver X as someone you might remember because he/she tested an F1 car/knew someone in F1/has a wife/husband/partner who watches it sometimes. It stays on-topic and I really like the range of subjects covered. The Opel GT two-parter was a revelation.

 

The only thing that does annoy me a bit is that I get an email to say the latest issue is out (probably the German text version) but don't receive the English version until a good month or two later. Minor grip: I will be sticking with it on the basis that there isn't a magazine which remotely approaches it in terms of quality or content.

 

I'd think there was a big gap in the UK market for a quality motorsport mag though?



#35 proviz

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:22

How is the translation? Does the prose flow in English? Is it consistent or does it vary from one feature to another?



#36 sabrejet

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:26

Simply put, other than the delay in getting the 'English' version, you wouldn't know it's been translated. In any case many of the authors are native English speakers.



#37 LordAston

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 15:22

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I know issue #21 is not out yet this is what we will get in #22



#38 LordAston

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 14:11

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European Hillclimb Championship 

Luca di Montezemolo on Niki

Jagermeister BMW 320 Turbo

Endurance racing debut of Emmanuele Pirro

De Tomaso Pantera Ford 351 Gr.5

Carlo Facetti

 

Preview of #23

 

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Edited by LordAston, 14 September 2019 - 13:56.