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#27623 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 18, 2013 (12:19 pm)
I think I remember it seeing go to auction a couple years ago. I am sure in the 25 years since the film, it aged, and was probably never perfect to begin with. If a 10 footer can look mint in person, it will on camera,
#27624 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [uplanderguy]
Jan 18, 2013 (12:24 pm)
Hilarious, talk about a goofy/dumb idea. In 1965, I am sure everyone wanted a car that was labeled "1956" (as if a 1956 Caddy didn't look a million years old by 1965 as it was). Heck, even by 1961, done.
Styling ages slower today, which isn't a bad thing.
#27625 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [imidazol97]
Jan 18, 2013 (12:37 pm)
This silver Buick has the wrong wheel covers. Those are from a 1957 Cadillac.
#27626 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [imidazol97]
Jan 18, 2013 (3:35 pm)
I have subscribed to that magazine since it started - I actually was a Special Interest Autos subscriber, and carried on automatically when they converted it to Hemmings Classic Car. I have never been a fan of the editor and his positions on various things, and the idea of talking about ugliest or most beautiful cars just seems like a waste of space. They have a lot of wastes of space in there now. I really miss SIA and wish they would go back to that format.
#27627 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [ab348]
Jan 18, 2013 (5:30 pm)
>about ugliest or most beautiful cars just seems like a waste of space....wastes of space...
I enjoy a lot of their one page articles which probably are ones you consider wastes of space. The article by someone who worked in the auto industry in the past, a different one each month, I find interesting.
Everyone is welcome to their opinion.
#27628 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [imidazol97]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 18, 2013 (5:46 pm)
I'm interested in seeing what is generally regarded as beautiful and ugly, since those types of opinions dovetail into market values, as well as give me tip offs on what bargains might be out there. Naturally like most humans beings, I glow in the warmth of self-righteousness when Hemmings Classics verifies that the cars I thought were ugly, are, in fact, ugly.
Generally i agree with most of what they say except when they get to their 'future classics" articles---I really have to scratch my head over some of their choices, because most often their choices are dead in the water in the marketplace and in most people's consciousness.
I'm a big believer in the "loved when new...then loved when old" school of thinking.
Jan 18, 2013 (7:37 pm)
Spotted a beautiful white W126 on chrome disc wheels this evening, and a C43 AMG.
#27630 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [imidazol97]
Jan 19, 2013 (3:21 am)
I like their one-page articles, like "I Was There" (people who worked in the industry 'back then') and "Reminiscing" (peoples' personal experiences with a car; we all have similar stories). I like getting it every month and there is great photography IMHO. That said, Special Interest Autos was every other month I believe, and a little more 'scholarly' I think. I always liked their 'driveReports', where they would test three competing old cars in the way Car and Driver or Motor Trend would test current competing models.
This month's HCC has an column on the crashing of the '59 Chevy and '09 Malibu, which we discussed here a couple weeks ago.
#27631 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [uplanderguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 19, 2013 (8:25 am)
What did they say about that? My subscription just expired so I didn't read it. I imagine they were not too pleased.
#27632 of 29662 Re: Cover girl [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 19, 2013 (8:36 am)
They weren't too pleased.