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Nuno Granja
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Thank you James for the attention to detail....

Pay back time....

My news  agent is a small agent around the corner and only receive a few CSCs. We cheked them all and no calendars at all.

I also can give the name of the company who made the distribuition.

Until wednesday I will check the 2 biggest Lisbon news agents and I call "Pinto" my Oporto news agent and the biggest one there (I'm a client for almost 30 years)

Then I sent you a  report by email with my adress. 

nuno granja

Chris Martin
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Yippeee!

January arrived today, within two weeks is the best yet - makes no sense to me but it came this time via a Belgian postmark.

And the calendar was with it.

Now I will have a good read, probably starting with naughty boy Buckley's page - usually good for a chuckle - as I have to take the wife for a few medical appointments which always include a lot of waiting around, must remember to put my reading specs in the car.

Back later.

Chris M.

(A happy customer again).

 

Mario Laguna
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January issue is reporting for duty in Luxembourg from earlier this morning. Just one entire week later than usual, so this time I feel defeated by Nuno and Chris. This is not a perfect world yet.
I start browsing a few minutes ago, but for the moment I like The Last Run's review, on page 50, but Nuno discovered it first to C&SC's Web readers. I enjoyed the film, but missed the 503's "special compartment", though. Other interesting cars feature in the film, such as the made in Spain Dodge Dart Barreiros which crashes when chasing the BMW.
Also, I like the 3500GT Spyder feature (p.122) and share views on the Vignale being even more elegant than a 250 California for a tiny bit of the Ferrari's price.
So I have a job to do this evening.
(P.S. The calendar is OK)

 

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As promised i have done "further investigation" about the missing CSC 2012 Calendar, and the only place where the CSC  January issue came without it is at my usual news agent.

 

 

I allredy sent CSC a report with details about that situation.

nuno granja

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Did I miss something? In the January 2013 edition, I read with great interest the fantastic article about the "unique" Embiricos Bentley and yet, on the page facing the editorial, there was an advert for a very similar looking car, in fact identical as far as I can see, apart from the twin fillers, lack of bumpers and different wheels. This vehicle is/was being offered for auction by Coys. I re-scanned the article to see if there was any mention of another of these "unique" machines but there was none. So, I'd be grateful if someone could enlighten me.

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James Elliott
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oblongdot wrote:

Did I miss something? In the January 2013 edition, I read with great interest the fantastic article about the "unique" Embiricos Bentley and yet, on the page facing the editorial, there was an advert for a very similar looking car, in fact identical as far as I can see, apart from the twin fillers, lack of bumpers and different wheels. This vehicle is/was being offered for auction by Coys. I re-scanned the article to see if there was any mention of another of these "unique" machines but there was none. So, I'd be grateful if someone could enlighten me.

Thanks

Yes, the Embiricos Bentley is "unique", so much so that several people have more recently sought to replicate it, some with more success that others. Some of the replicas are fantastic, but they are emphatically not THE Embiricos Bentley, nor do they have its history, nor its value.

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Chris Martin
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Thanks to James I finally received the December C&SC (a week after January got here) but I noticed there was a mention on page 57 highlights for the coming January issue there is a picture of a '68 Camaro Z/28 with the caption "Braving a 1969 Z/28".  I notice this was then held over to the Feb' mag' but I hope you got the years right.  I will post a Z/28 story elsewhere, but am otherwise catching up on the December reading and look forward to the story in the next one.

Chris M.

 

Nuno Granja
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CSC February issue is available since today at Lisbon's finest  "kinder garden"...

I had just finished the January issue, comments until the week end.

 

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I had finished the January issue, a good issue as usual even if from my point of view its not an exceptional one

Starting from the regulars;

For the first time I couldn't chose between, M. Walsh, J. Elliot or M. Buckley regular comments, which one is the best.  M. Buckley's  is good but only a regular good but the others keep me interested more than the usual.

Love this Fiat 2300 Familiare on the "Case Stories" and as usual the "Top Ten", "our/your classics" sections had very interesting and fun tales as the Bentley Sedanca on the main bus  route pic.

My favorite article is the M. Buckley's "Two stroke champion", particularly the Schnelaster Kombi and the later F102. I remember a few years ago one of those Kombis laying adandoned at the border of a river in a small twon in the center of Portugal. I hadn't see any other, before or after.

I found the Maserati Spyder astonishing, the interview with L. Small give a very interesting inside view of those brands on the british market and the Grosslocker report is real well done and very interesting.

All the other articles and news keep me tunned with classics around the world, show me cars I never heard  as the Hurricane or the Embiricos Bentley and some more infos about cars I know a little better as the Cortina/mini. Some how the Bargain Supercars article is the  less interesting, even if I'ma  big fan of the Esprit and the 933.

 

nuno granja

 

 

 

Mario Laguna
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February issue is available in Luxembourg from 16 January. One week late this time.
I am just browsing during lunchtime, but I like the outstanding quality of the cover Daytona vs Ghibly photo (and on pages 90-97).
For the Dino Compendium as favourite No 1 book of the year (p. 13) I couldn't agree more. Since author Matthias Bartz allowed me to get close to one of the first copies out of the print shop, as he was introducing his book to Club Ferrari Deutchland's members at Techno Classica Essen in April last year, I instantly knew the 3+ Kg book was really special. After reading the book I can only confirm my first impression. The Dino Compendium was a secret Matthias' project, he didn't tell about when organised his tremendous Dino show at Retro Classics Stuttgart in March 2011.
The Reliant Sabre Six story (Your Classics, p. 149), looks exotic for the first time since long ago.
Regulars Walsh's from the cockpit, Elliott's misfire, Taylor's full throttle and Buckley's backfire, look promising, didn't read the columns yet.
For the Alastair's "Rich" choice (p. 98) I regret there is not a Pegaso Z-102 in the list, but I have appreciated he chose a Citroën DS.
I will also be interested in Heseltine's bite on the Aztec.
The bad surprise, an increased cover price at €8,75, but the fresh ink smells well while it last for a few minutes.