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Anyone remember this? I do. It was good.

A publisher friend of mine (Adam) has resurrected the title with the aim of sharing features on stuff that doesn’t usually find the limelight elsewhere. There are features on Marcos, TVR, Ruf and Morgan who you will have heard of but perhaps don’t get to read about, and other marques that had me reaching for Google and still scratching my head. It’s all about the automotive oddities.

I’ll occasionally be writing for this magazine. I dunno if that’s good or bad, but felt I ought to mention it. There’ll be no watch adverts or Evo-style 911-jizzathons. This must be a good thing.

More info and whatnot online here - https://www.performancepublishing.co.uk/ac-subscribe.html

Adam has a few other successful titles and runs a tight ship. He has a Sylvia kit car, a knackered Smart and some very early (and slightly broken) Mondeos. I think Autoshiters might like the mag.

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Just now, motorpunk said:

I’ve just subscribed. £16 for the year with free postage. My feature on the Morgan PlusFour should be in it.

Reminds me of the time Classic Car Mart borrowed my CX for a feature. Complimentary copy? Forget it. I still had to buy the magazine when the feature was published.

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22 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Reminds me of the time Classic Car Mart borrowed my CX for a feature. Complimentary copy? Forget it. I still had to buy the magazine when the feature was published.

I always post a free copy to the owner if I’ve written about a car! I’ve subscribed because I want to support their business. 

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22 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Reminds me of the time Classic Car Mart borrowed my CX for a feature. Complimentary copy? Forget it. I still had to buy the magazine when the feature was published.

Probably thought if you had a CX worthy of being a cover car then you had enough money to buy a copy!

You know what, I read the first post about the different car brands and thought well if it's going to be covering obscure or less spoken about brands, it'll have to be covering Venturi.

And do you know what? First issue? It's mentioned. That's enough for me to part with my "hard earned" dollar.

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2 minutes ago, St.Jude said:

Probably thought if you had a CX worthy of being a cover car then you had enough money to buy a copy!

You know what, I read the first post about the different car brands and thought well if it's going to be covering obscure or less spoken about brands, it'll have to be covering Venturi....

Mine wasn't a cover car as such, but was in one of the head-to-head features inside the magazine. CCM isn't easy to find, either; not that common in newsagents.

Venturi Atlantique is one of those cars that just looked right. Even had CX S2 door mirrors. Pity they didn't sell well; think they managed to shift maybe 10 RHD cars before giving up.

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31 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Mine wasn't a cover car as such, but was in one of the head-to-head features inside the magazine. CCM isn't easy to find, either; not that common in newsagents.

Venturi Atlantique is one of those cars that just looked right. Even had CX S2 door mirrors. Pity they didn't sell well; think they managed to shift maybe 10 RHD cars before giving up.

It's one of those cars I got on Grand Turismo 2, and I thought it was a great looking thing and couldn't understand why no one spoke about it. I don't think I've even seen one in the flesh. Which is mad when I consider I've seen a Bugatti Veyron a foot away from me in person. 

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On 01/08/2021 at 10:49, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Reminds me of the time Classic Car Mart borrowed my CX for a feature. Complimentary copy? Forget it. I still had to buy the magazine when the feature was published.

One of my photos was used on the cover of a major Bauer Media magazine without me knowing. They paid me, but I had to go and buy the magazine to find out they'd used my photo! 

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30 minutes ago, motorpunk said:

Cracking feature in a recent issue (not one I wrote!), thought I'd share;

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I must admit to misreading the text as: "I moved in with Brian Luff, we threw the television out and got disgusting", which has entirely different connotations...

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On 7/14/2022 at 9:32 PM, Missy Charm said:

I must admit to misreading the text as: "I moved in with Brian Luff, we threw the television out and got disgusting", which has entirely different connotations...

I rofled. 

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On 7/14/2022 at 9:32 PM, Missy Charm said:

I must admit to misreading the text as: "I moved in with Brian Luff, we threw the television out and got disgusting", which has entirely different connotations...

You know you want to! 😁

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25 minutes ago, motorpunk said:

A bit of VW-bashing from me in the latest issue. 

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I was driving back from the Kaufland in Rača on the outskirts of Bratislava when a black Tatra 603 drove past in the opposite direction. I was so excited that I could only point and make garbled shouting noises when what I was really trying to do was to tell my partner to take a photo 😅 Absolutely beautiful machines. It just blew my mind to see one being driven through city traffic in 38 degree heat!!

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