: My car is published in a UK magazine!!



mharker
09-22-07, 11:04 PM
Hi guys. Some news for my fellow enthusiasts. I think I told some of you about this earlier. Finally the article featuring my 1996 has been published!

It's in a UK magazine called "Classic American", which is a popular magazine for British folks who appreciate American cars. The circulation is around 18,500. A freelance writer here in Canada was looking for a clean "enthusiast-owned" model for the article. In spring he came over and took hundreds of pics of my car.

At the link below you can see a preview. Wait for it to load, then click on the bottom right corner of the magazine page. Then click a few times and you'll launch this cool little page-turning application. There are no page numbers but if you count, my car is on page 8 (Jay Leno is on page 5 with one of his cars!).

Unfortunately you can't read the text because it's just a preview. I suspect the real article is longer. If anyone is in the UK, please try to pick one up and tell us what the article says! As soon as I get a copy I'll try to have it scanned in and email it around. I'm also going to ask the publisher for a pdf version.

Here is the link:
http://www.classic-american.com/current_issue.htm (http://www.classic-american.com/current_issue.htm)

Can you believe it??? Never thought one of my cars would be in a magazine! At least not until I was a rich old man with something Concours-ready.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
09-23-07, 12:06 AM
That is awesome man! Being in a magazine is like one of the highest priveledges a man's ride can get! But which car is it? I thought you said earlier it was your '68, but the Roadmaster is on page 8.

mharker
09-23-07, 12:20 AM
No it's the RM. So obviously I run the risk of being OT and getting bumped to the Lounge. But I figured you RWD guys would be more appreciative and maybe moderators will let it slide. Here are some pics I took myself when the photographer came. His pics are better but as you can see she did shine that day. I am hoping that the 68 appeared in the background somewhere in the final article but I guess that's up to the editor!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/mharker/2007Roadmastershoot046.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/mharker/2007Roadmastershoot054.jpg

Wheelman322
09-23-07, 05:36 AM
That's a clean RM....What are the stats??

I~LUV~Caddys8792
09-23-07, 12:18 PM
Your RM is the same color mine was....Dark Cherry Metallic. Very nice color indeed!

Jesda
09-23-07, 12:45 PM
THAT is a VERY clean car!

Cadillacboy
09-23-07, 03:43 PM
Nice car !
Good for ya ;)

mharker
09-23-07, 06:08 PM
Thanks everyone. Lemme tell you I got more comments and kudos over here than on the Roadmaster (Impala SS) board. Must be jealousy!!

Anyway my aunt in the UK just told me they found the article and she called it great, with 17 pics of my car!! Local newsstand only had one copy and they're sending it to me. But I still haven't seen it. Please any of you UK members find one and scan... or at least tell us the highlights.

Oh and thanks also for the clean car comments. Believe it or not it's my driver. But considering it was the RM's day to shine I paid $375 for a complete detailing. She deserves it.

mharker
09-24-07, 10:28 PM
Here we go. My uncle in the UK photographed the pages and emailed them to me. Lets see if you all can read this. Photobucket hopefully won't shrink it too much and ruin the resolution.


http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/mharker/RM1.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/mharker/RM2.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/mharker/RM3.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/mharker/RM4.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/mharker/RM5.jpg

JoCan
09-29-07, 04:43 PM
Awesome article!!

Thanks for sharing that. :thumbsup:

mharker
09-30-07, 10:44 PM
Thanks JoCan. I'm going to ask the publisher for the pages electronically and mount them on a poster. Then I'll make an extra one and bring it to the old guy I bought it from.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
09-30-07, 11:42 PM
Man, it's like I'm seeing the Roadmaster I owned in a magazine article....except mine had the base wheelcovers, and mine was a year older...otherwise it's the same color inside and out, with most of the same options. Mine wasn't nearly as nice as yours though