Comments about the latest C&SC

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Chris Martin
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I thought there should be a thread on here to discuss the latest mag'. Surprised nobody has thought of it before.

Any comments?

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James Elliott
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To a degree, I guess it depends where you are and how you receive your issue Chris. Until we - one day - sort local printing, someone buying off the newsstand in Aus, for example, is going to be an issue behind everyone else. Don't ask me why this daft anachronism still exists in the modern world because it infuriates me, but it does.

So, let's start with the current issue in the UK...

What does everyone think about the DB7? A proper classic, an XJ-S in drag or a really expensive, less good XK8 (we need a poll function in this forum don't we?)? Personally I am won over by James Page's argument except for the fact that Will Carling conspicuously owned one.

My favourite features in this issue are Mike Taylor's Harry Ferguson piece (and Buckley's subsequent drive, especially the Mustang) and the Bugatto T50/59B which Walsh, inimitably, really brings to life.

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Well I have a subscription, so with a good tailwind I am only a couple of weeks behind, but yes, the newsagents do seem to get them two months late. Anyway, I should maybe rephrase my idea, the forum could be used for comments on anything published in any C&SC, not just the current mag'.

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James Elliott wrote:

What does everyone think about the DB7? .

Far too modern to be of the slightest interest!

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Coventry Climax wrote:

James Elliott wrote:

What does everyone think about the DB7? .

Far too modern to be of the slightest interest!

Personally I agree, but in the wider scope of the magazine, it at least qualifies as a Sports Car if not yet a Classic.

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James Elliott wrote:

What does everyone think about the DB7? .

Not a big fan myself, but I think the sidebar by Ian Callum summed it up best. It started out as a design 'what if?' and grew from there. Nothing wrong with the design either, but the Ford politics were a bit desperate.

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James Elliott wrote:

What does everyone think about the DB7? 

Well I adored mine

an early i6, finely fettled by Trinity, it rode well, handled well, was plenty fast enough, and looked fabulous. Only car I've ever regretted selling, and one that I must own again .  

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It looks lovely, Dinsdale. I remember when you saw it again at a Trinity open day a couple of years ago and went a bit quiet.

Personally, I reckon they're stunning – one of the best-looking cars of the past 20 years or so. I walk (or drive) past an early Mendip Blue one pretty much every morning, on those alloys, and give it a wistful look...

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The piece on the Malaga museum is also interesting, a new place to discover when I am there. The "Tabacalera" location means the old tobacco warehouse (may be they don't sell enough tobacco any more).
When I was a boy, the road from Malaga to Marbella and Torremolinos was a good spot to see foreign exotic cars seeking for beaches and sun. There I saw for the first time a Lamborghini Miura, quite a sight, we (my family) were driving in a Seat 600, I saw the Miura (I did know that was a Miura because of the photos in magazines) coming the opposite way like a guided missile and I turned the head until it disappeared, my first supercar "experience".

 

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I thought that the June issue was excellent.

Martin Buckley's articles were great (congratulations to all concerned for the excellent Flavia feature - a big piece more worthy of  the cover than the DB7, but I suppose Astons on the cover - even DB7s - sell more copies than Lancia Flavias).

I totally ignored said DB7 feature but loved James's article on the cheeky little BMW 700. Mike Taylor's Harry Ferguson story was good, too - it's always interesting to read about such gifted individuals.

 

 

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fergieswatchmaker wrote:

I thought that the June issue was excellent.

Martin Buckley's articles were great (congratulations to all concerned for the excellent Flavia feature - a big piece more worthy of  the cover than the DB7, but I suppose Astons on the cover - even DB7s - sell more copies than Lancia Flavias).

I totally ignored said DB7 feature but loved James's article on the cheeky little BMW 700. Mike Taylor's Harry Ferguson story was good, too - it's always interesting to read about such gifted individuals.

 

 

Goes without saying it was another excellent magazine, and it is exactly the sort of variety you mention that keeps it interesting for all. But I did get a smile at the AC ACE buyer's guide; yeah.........like we all have somewhere north of a hundred-grand burning a hole in our sky rocket !

Still, it was another excuse to include one of the best looking sports cars again.

Chris M.