How should we celebrate our birthday?

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James Elliott
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C&SC is 30 next year and we want your input on how we should mark the occasion – in the magazine, on this site AND out and about. Are there any particularly relevant stories you would like us to cover, or any events we should attend or even organise as a big public party?

All polite and sensible suggestions welcome!

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GBt
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How about giving any of us that have subscribed, from that first issue a years free subscription, so we all get a slice of the cake...


 

 


Golfboy
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GBt I completely agree with you we should get a years
subscription FOC!

James how about you hold a readers BBQ at Classic &
Sports Car HQ so we can meet the team.

 You could do it as a competition on the website and in the
magazine. Asking us to write in why we should be invited to your 30th
birthday BBQ.

 This could be a mini event where you can have awards for the
following:

  • Best
    dressed attendee
  • Best
    vintage car
  • Best
    restored car
  • Most
    elegant car
  • …………..

 You could have a charity raffle as well.

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Golfboy wrote;

James how about you hold a readers BBQ at Classic &
Sports Car HQ so we can meet the team.

 You could do it as a competition on the website and in the
magazine. Asking us to write in why we should be invited to your 30th
birthday BBQ.

 This could be a mini event where you can have awards for the
following:

  • Best
    dressed attendee
  • Best
    vintage car
  • Best
    restored car
  • Most
    elegant car
  • …………..

 You could have a charity raffle as well.

First prize a can of due to lack of Spondoolicks in the kitty

(after all the subscription Free Of Charge subs, )and the winner provides the main barbee course! Spam fritters, with source.

 

Golfboy
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LOL

Red Spider
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How about tracing the cars frrom the first edition, or the first years issues, for a "Then and Now" feature.

I'm sure some of them will still be out there somewhere.

Robin.

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Had another thought today.

Cars from 1982 onwards that are now considered to be classics, such as XR/RS Fords, MX5, and exotica like Ferrari or Lamborghini.

It could be 30 years of classics, 1 from each year.

Robin.

Green928
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A dvd or short web clips series for the 30th.

 

I'll help out ;).

 

Which month were you started?

'85 928 S2

Chris Martin
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'Twas April '82 when Old Motor got a new look.

I reckon one thing they could do is publish a complete index of all contents. I have been slowly compiling an Excel spreadsheet for my own reference but I don't know how long that is going to take. Despite how it may look, I do not have that much time to hang around the old computer!

In my over-crowded library, of all the old car mag's, (and there are boxes of others stashed around here somewhere), I have only given shelf space to a complete run of C&SC and Automobile Quarterly as both are invaluable for reference.

How about it ?

Chris M.

 

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What would the average number of index entry's per issue be.

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Chris Martin
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Green928 wrote:

What would the average number of index entry's per issue be.

I have not worked out an average yet. What I am doing is a bit random, rather than start at the beginning, as I would do if my main aim was to get this done, I often have reason to go back through old mags to research something or other and when I do I list all entries I think relevant.

I keep a list of which magazines I have already listed, and then next time I need to look for something else, it starts all over again.Then in the spreadsheet I identify what sort of entry that is, ie, full feature, group test, short feature, or a small entry in one of the regular features or columns. I only include something from the letters page if I think it has useful information, so for example an owner's detailed history of one particular car, especially if it is rare, but I would probably not bother with a letter just voicing an opinion or a one-off observation.The same criteria apply to personalities, inventors, engineers, designers, manufacturers or race drivers etc. Lastly I also include any other related subject if it looks like the level of info or detail makes it a useful reference, so this may include Automobilia, books, models artists etc.

I have been doing this for some time just for my own use as I like to be able find anything in the library instantly, and I got the idea from the way the Automobile Quarterly indexes are arranged.

It works for me, but if C&SC want to celebrate thirty years it would help a lot of us if they produced an official index. Meanwhile, I will carry on filling in the gaps for now as and when I have time.

Unless of course Haymarket want to pay me to come up with the complete job before next April, I am open to negociation

Chris M.