Comments about the latest C&SC
Just browsing the June issue.
Probably it was available in Luxembourg earlier, but this time is my fault as I was travelling during the last weeks and got it on arrival at the train station at 6 a.m. this morning (need some coffee now).
I always liked all sorts of giant killers, therefore the Scorpion kings feature looks promising.
During my trip, a friend allowed me inside his red Miura, so I'll pay deep attention to the green RHD Lamborghini story too.
I had finished the CSC April issue a few weeks ago but due to very busy weeks I have no spare time to write about it.
Starting from the regulars, even if Mr Buckley's Backfire and Mr Elliot's Misfire are good as usual, from my point of view Simon Taylor's Full Trottle is exceptional. I couldn't agree more with his point of view and somehow I feel at home. In this case "home" is the portuguese classic car web forum, where those subjects are very commun.
The first article I read is the "Kings of th Mild Frontier". Nice article about interesting cars even if (again, from my point of view) there some bad choices for the cars on the article . I'm not a nut and bolt purist but the Citroen awfull hardtop (where is the plastic/canvas top?), the Moke awfull rollbar and the multiple "things" on the "Thing" look no good, to compensate the Matra Rancho "Découvrable" is fabulous...
I would prefer a more original cars as this 181 from the president of the Portuguese Aircooled VW Club. It is not a trailer queen as shown in the photos taken "on location" last summer, but it looks a much better car in is original condition...
The articles about Lockart, Simon Lea and Ercole Spada life tales are very interesting. The genius of Ercole to style such different cars as the Alfa Zagato/Lancia Fulvia Sport and the BMW E34 or even the FZ93 impress me.
On the other side I didn't aprreciate the Fiat 500 special. Probably it looks to me as an awfull buggy, and in this matters the Bruce Meyers creations are the best (the classic "Manx" or the Tow'd). And there is another nice life and motoring tale...
Love the articles about the Lambo, and the Tiger. Different cars and "careers" but very interesting from the point of view of a petrolhead.
The Rover/Sandart is interesting as a piece of history about old england values, but my cup of tea is the duel between the Bristol and th AC.
Two of my favorite cars from the era, difficult choice but I think i take the AC Greyound, iI just love it... as the Bristol.
On the Our classics, I couldn´t agree more with Port opinion about... points. Read all the other tales from the CSC crew and love to see an "youngtimer" at "Yourclassics".
The extra book o celebrate the 100 years of Aston Martin is a great gift. Nice source of infoand history to keep on the shelf
keep the good work and in a few day I will be back with the May issue.
I'm trying to compet with Chris Martin photo , but thw higest point iI can find is Arrifana, ont of the best portuguese beach and surf spot, located deep in the southwest coast, near Sagres, the continental southwest limit.
I'm trying to compete with Chris Martin photo taken at Sublime Point , but the highest point I can reach is Arrifana. Probably with half of the metres above the ocean, but one of the best portuguese beachs and a famous surf spot, located deep in the southwest coast, near Sagres, the continental southwest limit. At least this was the scenario of a RAF/LUFFTAFFE batle during WW II (RAF wins)
Well, on topic now...
After reading the news and the regular "Comment", where M. Walsh, S. Taylor, J Elliot and M. Buckley still keep us entertained with their quality motor related tales, the first article I read is "Everiman Exotica", probably because I love all the cars there. My favorite is the Lotus Excel, but with the feet on the ground, the 924 will be my choice... for real as after more than 250.000 happy kms in Sirooccos and 180.000 similar kms on Audi Coupé I'm selling them. The silver Scirocco is allready in a new home and the replacements will be a reliable coupe and a station wagon, that stand out from the crowd, give me pleasure to drive and look at them and both with affordable running costs. I have allready bought a Audi 100 C3 Avant 2.3 (youngtimer?), a very rara car here and I'm looking for a "new" coupe/sports car for me. So it is my favorite article in this issue and even if I was not in the buiyng mood, it will be favorite as this cars are my cup of tea.
The articles about the "stunning" Bertone/Giugiaro DB4GT, Germain Lambert cars and Agnelli's 130 Estate, are and tottaly new subjects for me, so I found them very pleasing and interesting.
I love the curious burial tale of the Dino and the Bullit Reloaded its a good article with some new facts about those cars. I don't like "obvious" cars/classics, but if I have the budget I will be tempted to make a Bullit Mustang replica (as we say in Portugal everyone have his glass roofs)
I found the Rosemeyer racing life tale ver interesting as the top ten about Earls Court.
The "cheap summer fun" is well writen article but I found it less interesting compared withy the others.
The "Our classics" "Your classic", market, specialists, buiyng guides, provided the usual interesting info and tales from a petrolhead point of view
Keep the good work.
You win Nuno, partly because Sagres and the south west coast beats Wollongong every time (although we do have some spectacular beaches around here) but also because I can no longer post photos. I don't know what has changed but I have tried both Photobucket and Imageshack links, and with 'compatibility view' switched on or off - no difference..
The July issue is available in Luxembourg since this morning.
It seems there is an increased interest in Toyota 2000GTs (MW + Auctions).
Nice piece on Corgi Models (JE) too, but still a lot of pages to read.
Luxembourg 1, Australia 0, Portugal ?
Still trying to fix this photo uploading problem, I have shut down all systems and rebooted with original settings, so maybe....
no, now the little tree symbol is not here.
Stuff it then.
Early this morning I went to the news agent (after the school run) and if the CSc was allreday there, he had give it to me.
July C&SC arrived, and I got my SLC seats back from the upholsterer, recovered as new.
Now let's see if the photo works?
Hooray !!! It did.
I understand why young Elliott dreamt of Ecurie Ecosse transporter.
Years ago I used some photos of it in a Spanish classic magazine.
Since today July CSC issue is available at the best Lisbon Shopping Malls...
Its seems that after on the top, this month Portugal was on bottom of the logistics priorities
Sorry folks, after 6 years of trouble free use, it seems that I reachead the my old PHOTOBUCKET account ´s bandwich for this month. Hope that after the end of this month the pics get visible again. So got a new account :)