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Of course, then there is art in advertising;

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The cover of my Running Report from May 2012 at the portuguese classic car forum. Staring myself and my Audi Coupé Gt in spoof of the Bullit poster...

This month the theme for the cover is "chase" on "old cars" promoted by Lisbon Mayor (we have our own Red Ken now), who is trying to ban old cars from the center of town (unless you pay e few undred of euros to classified it as "Historic Vehicle"...)  and as you may notice metro police use Smarts :)))

 

and as usual the text says;

"RUNNING REPORT 2012 05

Daily driving in  Audi Coupe Gt and 2 Mk2 VW Scirocco GTi

Trips, maintenance, repairs, carspotting and

other vanities in witch only petrol heads have  interest*...

*with a litle help from my wife's Golf4"

 

The back cover...

We are figting this laws and later i report the results...

To other 2 posters made by me and used on our fight...

Sorry the text is on portuguese but it snows the weakness on the green laws from the Lisbon Mayor...

 

Once we have news (good I hope) i will report them but it gona be a long fight.

 

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Some friends gona start next week a Lisbon > Milano > Lisbon 9 days journey  in  an  1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia to participate at model's 50th anniversary official event at the Balocco test track. They also plan to vist the Alfa Romeo and Ferrari museums

The "official" logo i created for that journey....

 

 

 

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In the past I had a lot of air cooled VW's. I had almost of them from type 1 to type 4,  and travelled around the country and all over Europe in these cars.

In 1999 I sold my last VW air cooled but I still keep  strong connections with the  community  and In charge with image of the portuguese biggest  and oldest classic VW air cooled club. The VW AR CLUBE DE PORTUGAL is the biggest (amost 500 active members) and oldest portuguese clube dedicate to those cars and with a clear strategy to avoid become a mere pic-nic association. Probably is the biggest single brand classic car club in the country.

I had allready  posted at the CSC forum 3 adverts i created to promote the club  and now few more comunication suports...

The logo,  where the flat 4 is presented as simbol of the union as it's the commun feature between every VW air cooled car,  (even if the type 4's flat 4 have no commun parts with the others..)...

The membership card with the club corporate ID signs, presents in almost every support; The flat 4, the images of  type 1, 2, 3, 4 and 14 Ghia cars and the club leit motiv  "PRESERVAR DIVULGAR & CONDUZIR" , that means " preserve, divulge & drive"

 

The logo created to celebrate the club's  20th anniversary...

5 posters from meetings...

The last one, held at Guimarães last month,. Guimarães is the oldest portuguese town, in fact the country was born at the town's  castle. This event celebrates the club's 20th anniversary...

The 19th national meeting held at Oporto...

 

Another meeting this time with a cultural component held at the same place of Vimeiro Batle where portuguese and english armys  defeated Napoleon's army...

 

Another meeting, this time just for fun and held in a seaside  campsite...

 

 

...  and the Ares do Minho meeting, that year 's theme was the Formula V cars...

A t-shirt to celebrate the on-line connection between the club and the members......

 

A certicate offered to the members who reached 10 years of membership...

And two more adverts to publish at portuguese classic car magazines, promoting  the 3 major advantages of being a member and  a sponsor...

 

 

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Usually I only post my own material, now an exception. 

A map of the Lisbon > Milan > Lisbon journey on a 73 Alfa Giulia, on a drawing  by Ricado Veloso...

 

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Love the VW graphics Nuno, the flower power Combi is cute but the 19th Meeting at Porto poster is my favourite, Beetle front and centre, good strong colours, a striking road sign for the main banner text and even a sketch of the bridge.

Does this photo of me in a VW rented from Auto-Jardim Faro in '76 gain me a guest memberhip?

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Thanks for the comments Chris

The 19ª national meeting poster is also one of my favorites, but every club branch have a final word about their area  events and as with my regular clients I only go as far as the client allows.

For this meeting I try other aproachs as this one (date is not correct at this stage...)...

 

In this proposal  I used a graphic solution based on the face and helmet of  our first king, but they insisted in more classic  colour scheme and prefer the castle as Guimarães simbol. In this image, our first king and the castle....

(anorak fact; this men Afonso de Henriques, become our first king after having a fight with his own mother. He wins, decides to become independent and literally steal the castle from Spain. Until portugal was a spain county. After the independence he goes south taking more castles from the arabs until when his descendents arrived to Algarve and there are no more arab castles to take, then Portugal was created. Spain tried a few times to get the county back... without sucess)

Every branch have their own way to see things, for exemple the member who aprove the 19º Poster, says that is my best ever club poster, but  he don't like at all the poster with the red beetle towing a canon.... one of my favorites and famous among the Lisbon branch who organize that meeting.

About the membership i'm not the the one who decides that

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Nuno Granja wrote:

About the membership i'm not the the one who decides that

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Was only joking mate. I am busy with enough clubs over here.

I like the history lesson though, I had never heard the story of Portugal's independence from Spain; thanks. 

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The cover of my Running Report from June 2012 at the portuguese classic car forum. Staring my Audi Coupé Gt somehere on the Douro riverisde

This month the theme for the covers is "in rust we trust"

 

and as usual the text says;

"RUNNING REPORT 2012 06

Daily driving in  Audi Coupe Gt and two Mk2 VW Scirocco GTi

Everything for the die hard petrol head

Journeys, events, maintenance, repairs, carspotting...

 

The back cover...

 

 

The Audi during the making-of of the covers...

 

Other pics from June RR...

 

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One of the lesser known American designers of the fifties was Richard Arbib. Famous as much for his dalliance with pin-up Betty Page, he sketched this for Packard in '52.

And a later proposal for Ford was called the Atmos;

but I came to know his work through my other hobby; collecting vintage watches. In the fifties the better known American watch brands were seeing a down turn in sales, supposed at the time to be due to the reliability and quality of the watches they had already sold over the previous thirty or so years. Watches were by now only being sold as graduation or retirement gifts so what was needed was a new fashion and a new technology to generate fresh sales. Enter the Hamilton Electric, a fascinating chapter in watch making history, soon to be killed off by the invention in the sixties of the quartz movement. Hamilton engaged Arbib to design some new look 'Space Age' watches, typified by my Hamilton Pacer model from 1958.

If there is sufficient interest I can post more of them, but Arbib moved on, and more of his later work to follow.

Chris M.