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Postby chevettev8 » 19 Apr 2006, 16:07

What do you guys do with old car mags?
I've got 3 boxes full in the garage and i'm loathed to throw away a resource like that, but they have to go.
Ebay is an option, but they don't make much money if they sell at all!
I've a mate who reads that months issue and then it goes out with the recycling, just seems wrong to me.
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Postby Doive » 19 Apr 2006, 16:12

I keep em all! I have every issue of Top Gear from #1 until a couple of years ago in the attic at home. I remember the first issue had a fantastic blue TVR Griffith on the cover - mmmm.

As for others, I have about five years worth of Practical Classics, Classics Monthly and a handful of others in bags, boxes, etc all kept in the corner of a shed ready if they are needed for whatever. Does seem a shame to chuck them out - plus they are expensive!
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Postby Shellysowner » 19 Apr 2006, 16:16

I have collected Custom Car religiously for the last 7 years and have them all in magasine files on a shelf. Everything else is a few issues here, a few issues there and they all end up in a big pile in my wardrobe... then every couple of years I go through and only keep the ones that are any good - discarding everything else. Seems to work out ok - I haven't needed anything that I've thrown away yet!!!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 19 Apr 2006, 16:51

i chucked all of my Fast Car mags from years ago out when i moved and regretted it....until a mate was getting rid of the exact same collection which i took off his hands and 'found' a place for. stash 'em in the loft or make some shelves in the garage for them.
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Postby Miss Icey » 19 Apr 2006, 19:13

I keep mine, I have a collection of RIDE, Mini Magazine, Mini World, Retro cars, and some odds and sods of Banzai :lol: :lol: :lol:
1995 - Pug 106
1998 - Suzuki Marauder
1988 - Austin Mini City
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Postby kw107 » 19 Apr 2006, 20:42

I don't have anything like this and I don't think that I've ever seen such magazines here :? Got to keep my eyes open next time I go shopping.
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Postby Shellysowner » 19 Apr 2006, 20:51

When I was in Hungary I picked a copy of the American magasine 'Hot Rod' for errr.... 1440ft I think it was, in Budapest Airport so they do get to eastern europe :D
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Postby Doive » 20 Apr 2006, 08:49

for errr.... 1440ft I think

Their currency consists of imperial units of length? How many furlongs do you get to the pound? :P
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Postby Shellysowner » 20 Apr 2006, 10:10

around 340 furlongs to the pound - although it does seem to vary quite a bit!
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Postby chevettev8 » 20 Apr 2006, 19:29

Most of my collection consists of:
Top Car - Probably the first i started to collect every month.
Classic Car + Classic and sports car - Usually only bought these when i liked the look of what was on the front.
Bought my first Street Machine about 10 years ago, only recently stopped my subscription. At the same time discovered Custom Car which i still get.
Got the first Max Power (Oh to be young and foolish again....) stopped getting that about 8 years ago when the cars turned sh*te and all the lads had their arses out, never did understand that...
Now i get PPC and Retro.
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Postby andy » 21 Apr 2006, 00:48

yeh im a PPC and retro cars man and got them lying around all over the place here and at uni, spend most of my lectures reading them!!!
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Postby Doive » 21 Apr 2006, 09:07

I get PPC, Retro, PC and Classics Monthly. Used to get Top Gear, Your Classics (anyone remember that?), Max Poo (I shudder to think), Mini Magazine and various other publications that may or may not have included classic bus and haulage magazines. Good reading. Was having a look at Mini Magazine and Mini World again over the weekend, brought back lots of memories of my youth. Ahh, to be adolescent again, lusting over small cars and dreaming of a 1380 conversion dripping in chrome 8)
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Postby Miss Icey » 27 Apr 2006, 14:39

Doive wrote:Was having a look at Mini Magazine and Mini World


Hate to say it but I'm in the latest edition (can't remember which magazine tho)
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Postby Doive » 27 Apr 2006, 14:46

Miss Icey wrote:can't remember which magazine tho

Bright hair and Tortoise monthly? :P
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Postby Miss Icey » 27 Apr 2006, 14:47

:lol: I've gone back to being boring blonde now :P
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Postby kw107 » 27 Apr 2006, 15:04

Doive wrote:
Miss Icey wrote:can't remember which magazine tho

Bright hair and Tortoise monthly? :P


Nice one :D . I've got my first "Classics Monthly" magazine. Sent to me by our dear friend, Doive. Today in the morning I went out to check mail and what did my eyes see? A brown package. Took it in the house and read the label: Royalmail. Then I knew it had arrived. Thanks again Doive :)
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Postby Doive » 27 Apr 2006, 15:11

Not a problem my friend, only too glad to help. Sorry it took a while! Make a cup of tea, and enjoy reading it.
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