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

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Picked up a copy of the rebooted magazine over lunchtime, from the big Easons store in central Belfast...

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Even a quick flick-through reveals a number of familiar names and faces in there!

But yes, the content really is quite good - particularly interested in the 'Class of '89' repmobiles feature, the German brochures retrospective, and the feature cars themselves, which fit nicely in with the general ethos of this place...

Jalopy Magazine for the twenty-first century? Quite possibly.

At £22 for a subscription, it'd be rude not to... I like the direction this is going, and I haven't been drawn to a mag on a newsagent's shelf for yonks.

And yes, going by the editorial it does seem to be the same publication that I first bought in 1996.

Which is cool and scary at the same time.

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I've received the letter confirming the direct debit. I have also received a "You were out" card from Royal Mail too. Hopefully the magazine didn't arrive because it has the socket set with it and subsequent issues I won't have to collect from the local depot!

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Thanks chaps - I'm one of the editorial team and we're excited that a mag like this is taking off to the extent that it is. 

 

For more Autoshite action, NorfolkNWeigh's old Audi can be seen in Classic Car Buyer as part of a cheap modern classic challenge. It's at Bromley tomorrow.

 

We're after votes for which of the three is most popular. Can the whole of Autoshite please vote for the true Autoshite hero? I want to show the GTI and Alfa boys who's boss! 

 

https://classicsworld.co.uk/news/cheap-car-challenge-poll/

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Don’t know if it’s the ethos of the magazine but some technical practical articles would be good. Not the limited interest money no object stuff like you see in PC but useful practical guides to keep middle of the street ‘not quite a classic’ stuff on the road. 

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Has anyone who have paid out for a subscription got an issue yet? I've got the Direct Debit letter and the crappy socket set, but no magazine. :(

 

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Got mine this am from WHS in Yeovil. They still have 3x copies left so not sure if they've sold any. Felt sorry for the assistant in there as they did not have any air-con.  I was only in there 2 minutes and was sweating like a pig. Must be hell to be in there all day.

 

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31 minutes ago, burraston2006 said:

Got mine this am from WHS in Yeovil. They still have 3x copies left so not sure if they've sold any. Felt sorry for the assistant in there as they did not have any air-con.  I was only in there 2 minutes and was sweating like a pig. Must be hell to be in there all day.

 

Yeovil is mild compared to London. Currently about 32 deg.C here. Am hiding from the sun, armed only with iced water and a tub of mint choc chip ice cream.

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On 6/20/2019 at 10:43 AM, Datsuncog said:

I remember buying Issue 1 of Retro magazine in about 1996 - which initially seemed to be focused on wobbly old nails and other automotive oddities, but within a few issues started to feature more Italian exotica and sports stuff, so I stopped buying it... am I right in thinking it then morphed into Retro Cars?

Either way, Issue 1 came with a large free sticker which I stuck on the spine of my lever arch file at school, earning me the nickname 'Retro Tim', by which some people still refer to me... 

Found the folder in question, with the sticker still in situ...

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Purple and yellow? How very nineties.

I seem to recall picking up the first issue at a campsite shop near Sheringham in Norfolk, but my memory could be completely wrong...

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I did the subscription but it was without the socket set (I really don't need another Chinese socket set :wink:).

Got my mag yesterday (Sept/Oct issue) - looks good.

 

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Loved the mag.  I've gone through it a few times.  Of special interest was the Rover stories.

The socket set is nothing special, but if you want to entice subbies.....  :)

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28 minutes ago, thatsmacar said:

Loved the mag.  I've gone through it a few times.  Of special interest was the Rover stories.

The socket set is nothing special, but if you want to entice subbies.....  :)

That socket set really isn't! I bought it with me to disconnect the Laguna negative terminal. 10mm socket doesn't click on and ended up falling off to be forever lost in the undertray. Oh well. 

Magazine is alright though. 

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