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Old 22 Jun 2004, 13:34 (Ref:1012011)   #196
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That would be good. I too crave more national reports. However it might just go the way of 'In Gear'. Although maybe with Autosport's name and publicity it could succeed. You'd have to pay for it though.
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Old 22 Jun 2004, 16:06 (Ref:1012203)   #197
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I personally think there is a need for an Autosport International and National
That would be an interesting split. Certainly between what's now in MN and what's now in Autosport you could probably arrive at a magazine aimed squarely at the "watches Bernie-approved motorsport on telly" and another one for the "blagged my way into another Colerne sprint" brigade - but I'm not sure where the dividing lines would lie.

There are lots of lines down which you could split things -

F1 vs everything else
Circuit racing vs rallying
National vs International
Single seaters vs Tintops vs Sports cars

but what you end up with then is a pile of mags with no substance and no audience!

I'm not sure if the problem with F1 coverage these days is the coverage itself or the fact that that branch of the "sport" is essentially operating at the tabloid/reality TV/soap opera level most of the time... but I find reading about most of the people in it these days (the drivers particularly) phenomenally tedious as none of them have much to say.
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Old 23 Jun 2004, 19:13 (Ref:1013694)   #198
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Well by the look of it we won, autosport.com is now back to normal you done have to take a bank lone out to read there web site.

Fans 1 autosport.com 0

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Old 23 Jun 2004, 20:35 (Ref:1013764)   #199
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Well by the look of it we won, autosport.com is now back to normal you done have to take a bank lone out to read there web site.
It's still asking me to subscribe if I want more than just bare headlines. Sure you aren't looking at a cached version?
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Old 23 Jun 2004, 21:06 (Ref:1013803)   #200
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Just looked again and i can read all the storys in full not subscription asked for, still get that stupid Click here for simple registration screen but after that all ok
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Old 23 Jun 2004, 23:46 (Ref:1013987)   #201
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i still cant see anything other than headlines

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Old 24 Jun 2004, 17:55 (Ref:1014813)   #202
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Mostly what I see is... errors!


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Old 24 Jun 2004, 21:05 (Ref:1015097)   #203
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So... Edd Straw takes part in the 2CV 24 hour race. I do hope he enjoyed it, but evidently not enough to merit more than the standard couple of paragraphs of x won, y did this, and z did the other. And we wonder why the only 24 hour race in this country is under threat.

2 years on the run now I've thoroughly enjoyed myself at Snetterton and eagerly turned the pages of MN and Autosport in anticipation of the well-deserved glowing 2 page picture and writeup extravaganza, and 2 years I've shut the magazine feeling cheated.
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ok people solved the misty as to why i can access the site, found this mail in my email today

"Thank you for your recent email about the new paid-for service on Autosport.com. As you may know, we are committed to rewarding our most loyal customers and the service is free to subscribers to the magazine. However, we are aware that there are some regular readers who choose not to subscribe and believe that they should also be considered for free access to the new website. With this in mind we have updated your user details with a one month free trial subscription. Please explore the new site and let us know what you think.

If you would like us to consider you for a further free subscription, please email us at the following address: helen.goddard@haynet.com, telling us how often you buy Autosport and from which retail outlet and in what country"

I dont care what there do im not going to subscribe to the autosport pay site. I dont know it i should reply what you think?
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Old 25 Jun 2004, 09:07 (Ref:1015627)   #205
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ok people solved the misty as to why i can access the site, found this mail in my email today

"Thank you for your recent email about the new paid-for service on Autosport.com. As you may know, we are committed to rewarding our most loyal customers and the service is free to subscribers to the magazine. However, we are aware that there are some regular readers who choose not to subscribe and believe that they should also be considered for free access to the new website. With this in mind we have updated your user details with a one month free trial subscription. Please explore the new site and let us know what you think.

If you would like us to consider you for a further free subscription, please email us at the following address: helen.goddard@haynet.com, telling us how often you buy Autosport and from which retail outlet and in what country"

I dont care what there do im not going to subscribe to the autosport pay site. I dont know it i should reply what you think?
Interesting, from my understanding of that she is offering you a perminant free subscription to the site as long as you buy the magazine.

I've been buying Autosport for the last 17 years from my local newsagents because that way I'm helping local businesses plus I don't have the lump sum cash to buy a subscription.

Since this online fiasco started I've been wondering whether to continue or not. Think I'll drop Ms Goddard a line and see if she offers me a free sub too!
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Maisie,

We're carrying a feature on Edd's exploits in the 2CV 24 Hours next week.

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Old 25 Jun 2004, 10:32 (Ref:1015692)   #207
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am I alone in thinking it is fine to pay - if Autosport put the whole magazine free on teh web people would stoip buying it!
however what would be really interesting would be if back copies (particularily from 60's) would be available online for reference/history on cars. Sorry if these points have been covered havent got time to trawl through 14 pages!
when I flicked through my latest copy I didnt see any report on Monthlery apart from a passing reference in the club news
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Old 25 Jun 2004, 13:49 (Ref:1015849)   #208
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Simon,

The idea is that as the website archive develops over the coming months, more and more of that type of content will become available. Bear in mind that precious little of it is stored electronically and we've got various bodies inputing old articles virtually every day.

That, to be honest, is the crux of the PPV website. It has to develop as a resource that gives access to Autosport's history, because not many other sites etc. can offer that. And we're involving users, because we welcome suggestions for 'milestones' or notable race reports etc.

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Old 25 Jun 2004, 14:11 (Ref:1015871)   #209
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as a collector/historic racer this type of archive has great value. Maybe another service could be where we can commission you to trawl through to find any reference to a particuular car, especially useful when trying to validate history with the dreaded gold FIA papers coming up.
Personally I buy the magazine each week rather than viewing online but it seemed unreasonable to try and get it free on the web having shelled up at my local newsagent!
So was I right that the last ever Monthlery meeting did not get a full report in the latest issue
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