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The most interesting feature of a Classic Car mag/website


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Poll: What is the most interesting feature of a Classic car magazine or website? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the most interesting feature of a Classic car magazine or website?

  1. Straightforward decent pictures of cars (12 votes [41.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.38%

  2. Articles on mechanical issues (3 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

  3. Readers letters / Forum discussions (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Head to head car showdowns / Top 10 lists (2 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  5. Marketplace news / Auction news (including ebay) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Events / what's on / club news (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Modifying / Pimping classics (2 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  8. Classified / For Sale sections (5 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  9. Classics in Media / TV / Film / Memory Lane (4 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  10. Other - please specify (1 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

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#1 OFFLINE   Electric Leyland

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 05:40 PM

What is the most interesting feature of a Classic car magazine or website?Cast your votes now. Or even rank them in your order of preference...

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#2 OFFLINE   Paul H

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 10:18 PM

Has to be straight forward decent pictures of cars! I really hate the articles where the photographer tries to be arty & it's all blurry / stupid angles - it's impossible to see what the featured car looks like!!
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:22 PM

It's great to see articles n pics about somes of the stuff You just don't see anymore....I love seeing French, Italian, n Japanese stuff from the '70s n '80s in the mags :D

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 06:15 PM

I absolutely hate Top 10s and all the other 'great cars for the winter/summer/for £5000' etc etc. They are just excuses for production staff to stick together some stock photos and whack together a cheap 'article' with no thought required. They always feature the usual suspects anyway - MGB, Mini, Midget, Herald, Spitfire, TRs, Jags, together with a 'expert' (usually someone who sells them or sells/makes parts for the model) pontificating on how wonderful they are. C & SC had a guy going on about how great rubber bumpered MGBs were as a starter classic as they're such 'great value' - well if you had 20 of the sods hanging around the back of your showroom you're not going to say they're crap, are you?This sort of article have come close to totally ruining Practical Classics in the last year or two. However the recent editor has just left, so maybe things will get better in the future.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 08:28 PM

Well said AnthonyG! Those half-arsed 'top 10' articles are the root of why PC and 'Classic Cars' are not a patch on what they used to be, they invariably are utter shat.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:33 AM

'Scuse the mahoosive bump, I think that this thread deserves to be seen by those less sad than I, who maybe haven't trawled through all 117 pages of the forum........ :D
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

I don't read these magazines tbh, but from a couple, I've seen truly coma-inducing, boring technical articles written by people who own garages, and just do it because it's in a way, an advert. In PPC magazine, they have someone doing a monthly report on his rolling road 'getting a car running better' tuning thing, which is just because he services all the cars owned by staff. Also reports on staff cars which just seem pointless, and more of a personal diary.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:58 PM

my fave part of a classic car magazine has always been the Rust in PEace/Discovered column!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 02:24 PM

My fave part is the adverts.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 03:32 PM

I just had an internal rant about the pictures in last months C&SC - five frontal shots of the Sinclair, one very partial rear shot. Same with the gorgeous Maserati, iirc one tiny shot of the rear. Too often there are only shots from the front, all at the same angle but with different backgrounds... aargh.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 06:25 PM

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 06:53 PM

I love the "Lost and found" and "rediscovered" bits. They're the first bit I look at. Then I look at the price guide and laugh. When I've recovered from that I have a look at what the writers have broken / blagged / had fixed. I've been enjoying C&SC's Jensen Interceptor, I love the way that there seems to be more than bit of "Christ this thing is expensive" hidden from the articles. The gearbox saga has kept me giggling for a while, been there, done that, know what it costs.I've spoken to PC staff a couple of times and they seem like good folks (in fact, I think a few lurk here) but the PC does seem to rely heavily on blagging a go in a few cars, quick scan through Wikis, chat to a few people who know about 'em and cobbling together a few paragraphs from that. Actual knowledge of the vehicles themselves seems a bit scant. Readers Resto type articles are probably really simple, get the restorer to write it, re-write it so it seems first-hand, plug a few companies. Job done.My favourite test articles are normally in C&SC or CAR. I love the idea of taking the first E-type to Geneva to recreate a photo, taking a Ferrari to the end of the world, etc. Colin Goodwin and Matt Bishop did an article moons ago about buying two £750 coupés (A Capri 3.0S and an early RX7) and taking them to a dragstrip to see how much poke they'd lost. There was also the legendary "Crap Car Cup".

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:29 PM

There was also the legendary "Crap Car Cup".

Which won? I only had the issue that covered the first round - Visa Super X, R9 and Strada IIRC.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:36 PM

There was also the legendary "Crap Car Cup".

Which won? I only had the issue that covered the first round - Visa Super X, R9 and Strada IIRC.

I think it was the R9. They killed the Strada and the Visa was falling apart.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:00 AM

Unless there's a specific car featured, I don't buy car magazines any more and I haven't done for years.The write ups about people's cars here are much more entertaining, the ebay thread is all you could ever want from laughing at classified ads and I don't have to wade through double page spreads from Machine Mart or some MG specialist.I do buy old magazines sometimes, and I owe trigger a billion beers for his work on scans

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:06 AM

mainly I like articles about modifying cars, shootouts are pish as are the "professional" restorations articles

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