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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-14-01, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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please read me (wheels)

Guys if you are reading this from work, on the way home what ever get yourselves a copy. 11 pages that look fantasic on the T3/TS. Looks like lots of detail abit of future talk tech talk. looks to be all there!
Haven't read it yet but what I have seen it looks to be a great article. Throw away the monaro lift out stick on!
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Have you had a squizz at Motor as well, any good info there? I was planning to pick up one or the other on the way home tonight.

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Re: please read me (wheels)

Originally posted by HSE2
Guys if you are reading this from work...
Never, I only look at porn when I'm surfing the net at work!!:D :D :D :D

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.

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Well if motor is out I sure can't find it. I would have had this earlier except the XR8 struck a problem or two in service.

Look I can't tell you how excited I am. I keep jumping from page to page line to line. Stuff motor this looks great.

It will have some bearing on the other thread too. Some of my ideas look as though there were actually considered but rejected.
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Yeah I got motor today. it's not bad. Had a look at wheels too. Both have a good bit about the T3. Motor has a bit at the start with the AV. They also have the exact picture if a white taped up car which was posted on here a few weeks ago. Was that sold to them or what? Maybe spyman knows. Anyway i got MOTOR for the fact that my letter was featured in write off, yay!

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I just lost a huge post i had written about Wheels and Motor cos my connection dropped out so I am really unhappy cos everything was worded exactly right and i put quite a bit of effort into it. I will try a rewrite as follows.

1) Motor Mag: I think it's very dodgy of them to write up the old Monaro as if it was God's gift to racetracks and Australia. If anyone in Vic read Joe Kenwright in Friday's Herald Sun cars guide, you would see he claimed the old Monaros were some of the biggest pieces of sh*t ever released on an unsuspecting public. IN FACT, the brains behind the new CV6/8 did not like the moniker 'Monaro' cos they remembered just how crap the old ones were and did not want their new baby tarnished by association with the old one.

And don't try and make out like it was a legendary race car (UNLIKE the A9X's which were good race cars). They only won when Fords bowed out to bad luck, i.e. 1968 when a stone ended Bo Seton's race whilst in the lead, 1969: Al Turner's stupid tyre decision which cost Moffat and Geoghan bros their chances of assured victory. Whenever GT's and HO's won, it was from the front at the start to the finish. Holden's attrition rate was not an issue for Ford victories.

They also had better give the Windsor as big a send off as they did for the 308 or else I'll never buy another issue AGAIN.

2)Wheels Mag: I liked the fact that the (Victorian, I presume) XR owners club got a mention, great publicity, that!! Also DF using the term 'Dark Side' was also a nice touch; very Ford Forums I thought!

But the letters to the editors were an absolute disgrace. If you ever want to see stupidity in action, check this out. For that moron to claim that Carey, in declaring the XR8 220 a much better proposition than the SS, 'forgot the important things like the Falcon is butt ugly' was just unbelievable. To in essence admit that the Falcon is a better car in every other respect (and almost as fast in a straight line) but should lose to the SS cos (in his very dubious opinion) it is not as good looking goes way beyond a joke. I have rarely yet had the gross displeasure to read a more stupid, ill informed, ignorant, unintelligable, halfwitted, so called opinion as that.

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hehe There is a pretty cool "darkside"quote from David. You think he picked that up from here!!!!!!!!!!

Edit Sorry HP dude Your post about dark side wasn't there when I said what I did!
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Have you had a squizz at Motor as well, any good info there? I was planning to pick up one or the other on the way home tonight.
Yeap got my copy of Motor yesterday, it's got an article on AV and 5.6L TS-50.

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hehe has anyone got an URL for the article when that guy called the munro a POS in a newspaper??
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Just my two cents worth
And a damn fine 2 cents it is too.. I couldn't agree more about the halfwit comments that appear in the letters sections of both mags. While some a very intelligent the others that make it to publication are a joke. Must admit I've given up hope of ever having one of mine published..

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