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Post  newt5550 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:08 pm

I recently bought the full lot of Motorsport Collector from Chris (ecml). I have been looking through them all and can't believe that in 1998 Trofeu models were selling for £9.99 or less.
Also in the magazine are some articles written by Chris Derbyshire which are very interesting.
There is a great little advert for ShowCase Models which Mike Nellis used to own. The opening hours made me laugh. Monday to Saturday 10ish to 5ish Laughing
But in the Summer 2000 issue was an even better advert in the classified bit which made me smile. No prizes for guessing who put it in but it is quiet obvious (does have his name at the end of ad')

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Post  brian on Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:14 pm

Great looking back to see how the hobby has evolved over the years and horrible to see hopw expensive models have become.

I was recently looking through some old Pacenotes publications when they were still newspapers and found a great article about KMD along with loads of adverts for the older builders.

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Post  Zeus on Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:10 pm

newt5550 wrote:I recently bought the full lot of Motorsport Collector from Chris (ecml). I have been looking through them all and can't believe that in 1998 Trofeu models were selling for £9.99 or less.
Also in the magazine are some articles written by Chris Derbyshire which are very interesting.
There is a great little advert for ShowCase Models which Mike Nellis used to own. The opening hours made me laugh. Monday to Saturday 10ish to 5ish Laughing
But in the Summer 2000 issue was an even better advert in the classified bit which made me smile. No prizes for guessing who put it in but it is quiet obvious (does have his name at the end of ad')

MG METRO 6R4
Related items including press material, showroom posters, team clothing, etc.
Absolutely anything. Will buy or swap!




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Ah that was a great magazine, I remember minichamps for £12.99

I wonder who that could be Laughing
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Post  newt5550 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Zeus wrote:
newt5550 wrote:I recently bought the full lot of Motorsport Collector from Chris (ecml). I have been looking through them all and can't believe that in 1998 Trofeu models were selling for £9.99 or less.
Also in the magazine are some articles written by Chris Derbyshire which are very interesting.
There is a great little advert for ShowCase Models which Mike Nellis used to own. The opening hours made me laugh. Monday to Saturday 10ish to 5ish Laughing
But in the Summer 2000 issue was an even better advert in the classified bit which made me smile. No prizes for guessing who put it in but it is quiet obvious (does have his name at the end of ad')

MG METRO 6R4
Related items including press material, showroom posters, team clothing, etc.
Absolutely anything. Will buy or swap!




Very Happy  Happy days and good memories bought back Cool

Ah that was a great magazine, I remember minichamps for £12.99

I wonder who that could be Laughing



Ah ya see a little older than you Dave so they were a little cheaper when i started Laughing
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Post  newt5550 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:51 pm

brian wrote:Great looking back to see how the hobby has evolved over the years and horrible to see hopw expensive models have become.

I was recently looking through some old Pacenotes publications when they were still newspapers and found a great article about KMD along with loads of adverts for the older builders.  


And it's very scary to see that alot of the people advertising back then have now stopped trading. Sign of the times.
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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:43 am

But also good to see some regular characters here have been 'living the dream' for several decades, eh Chris, David? Laughing

Long may it continue too!!

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Post  Sal on Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:40 pm

Great to see that the magazines have gone to a good home and as I was flicking through them before posting it was interesting as already said to see how many shops/advertisers have dissappeared from the scene. Was also reminded that Vitesse and Trofeu were only available via traders who had account with Modeltime at one time before that arrangment was broken up and Vitesse models were being sold off at 3 for a tenner!

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Post  Cowley on Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:19 pm

newt5550 wrote:But in the Summer 2000 issue was an even better advert in the classified bit which made me smile. No prizes for guessing who put it in but it is quiet obvious (does have his name at the end of ad')

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Absolutely anything. Will buy or swap!
What a great publication Motorsport Collector was as well! I too have every issue Chris, even the Summer 2000 issue with aforementioned advert within! Rolling Eyes

Chris actually came to my house around that time, and my collection was going to be featured within the magazine's pages, but then they 'pulled the plug' so to speak! That could have been the BEST SELLER that was needed, or not!... Wink
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Post  CDM on Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:58 pm

Dave

I remember the day very well....all those ARG overalls, bits of cars and assorted 6R4 memorabilia, the filing cabinet!! it would have filled their pages!!

In principle it was a good magazine. It was aimed at the collectors on limited budgets like we all are on the forum, but in their wisdom they rebranded it and went up market into the bigger auctions and away from what we would want.

On the old forum I think Andy had got all our old articles into the forum archive.

I would have to say although I collected rally stuff back then I really didnt know as much as I do now or understand it as well as I do now. But I guess that's what it is all about you never stop learning and this forum is good place to share that knowledge. You also find out that you are not the only nutcase out there...there are others some in a much worse state than me...Dave!!!

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Post  newt5550 on Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:35 pm

Cowley wrote:
newt5550 wrote:But in the Summer 2000 issue was an even better advert in the classified bit which made me smile. No prizes for guessing who put it in but it is quiet obvious (does have his name at the end of ad')

MG METRO 6R4
Related items including press material, showroom posters, team clothing, etc.
Absolutely anything. Will buy or swap!
What a great publication Motorsport Collector was as well! I too have every issue Chris, even the Summer 2000 issue with aforementioned advert within! Rolling Eyes

Chris actually came to my house around that time, and my collection was going to be featured within the magazine's pages, but then they 'pulled the plug' so to speak! That could have been the BEST SELLER that was needed, or not!... Wink



It's probably the thought of all the stuff you got that frightened them David Laughing
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Post  newt5550 on Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:37 pm

CDM wrote:Dave

I remember the day very well....all those ARG overalls, bits of cars and assorted 6R4 memorabilia, the filing cabinet!! it would have filled their pages!!

In principle it was a good magazine. It was aimed at the collectors on limited budgets like we all are on the forum, but in their wisdom they rebranded it and went up market into the bigger auctions and away from what we would want.

On the old forum I think Andy had got all our old articles into the forum archive.

I would have to say although I collected rally stuff back then I really didnt know as much as I do now or understand it as well as I do now. But I guess that's what it is all about you never stop learning and this forum is good place to share that knowledge. You also find out that you are not the only nutcase out there...there are others some in a much worse state than me...Dave!!!

Cheers
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