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Retro Cars - new/re-jigged magazine of interest!

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Wasn't sure if this was worth posting in a separate thread but I couldn't find it mentioned anywhere.

 

Retro Cars has been gone under new editorship and has been re-jigged into what I feel is a brilliant magazine focussing on Shite - the features of the first one include a bubble stealth Rover 200 with a turbo and crusty arches, a Peugeot 106 buyers guide, and 90s sales rep special features. Even our own DollyWobbler gets a page at the back!

 

I think we all need to get behind a magazine like this to keep it going. I've actually subscribed to it - the first time I've ever subscribed to a magazine.

 

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C'mon folks, let's support this magazine that has been aimed squarely at us! I know this seems like an ad post, but the editor is a top bloke and serial shiter. My annual subscription was £21.99 for the year and came with a cheapy socket set that's gone in Herman's boot. Win-win!

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Main editor/contributor is Craig Cheetham, not sure if he's on here, but he's well known in MGRover circles as well as gaining a bit of a reputation for being a Battersea Dogs home for unloved MGRs - one feature is a project ZS he got for free off someone's driveway

There's also input from Tom Barnard and Sam Skelton.

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4 hours ago, sierraman said:

£22 is cheap for a subscription. 

Yes, but you only get 6 issues for that as it comes out every 8 weeks. I already subscribe to PC plus 2 other monthly mags so would be hard to squeeze in another. Might pick one up and have a look when I see it on a shelf though.

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That Demio on the front page was bought by Craig Cheetham for the feature. He has a habit of buying his feature cars I think, I gave him a lift to an eBay purchase e46 last year while I was down getting some parts off an R8 he had. Said that was for a feature too.

blguy1975 that posts on here sometimes  bought the Demio off him recently.

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Had a flick through this is WH Smiths earlier, was pleasantly surprised. Still jam packed full of the same old shit adverts (i'm fully aware that this is a large factor in how the mags keep themselves going) but the content itself seemed top. Debating a subscription.

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We need a magazine like this . Hopefully with some overlooked cars. I did have high hopes for modern classics but didn’t really turn out how I thought. At the moment it’s practical classics on my read list

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I'm well out of the habit of buying current magazines, but that looks like it will be worth a look. Our equivalent of something like Youngtimers?

Craig Cheetham bought a Bluebird off me some years ago. Not sure what happened to it, be nice to think it's stashed away somewhere but I suspect it ended up on the banger track somewhere......

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Had to go to Beaconsfield services to get my copy but well worth it.

First impressions are that content is great. Hopefully the journalism is up to scratch. I like the content of Practical Classics but the writing is hopeless.

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17 hours ago, dollywobbler said:

To save on fuel, this may help you locate a handy retailer. https://seymour.co.uk/storefinder/ 

Save even that effort by buying it here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/RCA1811/retro-cars-jul-aug-2019 

Have you got a link for the subscription? If it's only 22 quid for a year, cheap enough to give it a go. Probably spent more than that in petrol today while driving to see the in-laws. 

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