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Copies of The Motor magazine
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:04 am    Post subject: Copies of The Motor magazine Reply with quote

We stumbled across an interesting pile of "The Motor" magazines a few days ago, on sale in a bric-a-brac shop. They date in the main to 1948 and 1949. Although I'm not short of old magazines, they had to be bought nonetheless.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Old Car magazines Reply with quote

I have just been scanning thro' various Forums and came across your 'post' of some months ago. If you still have them and want to sell them email me please. roger952brown at hotmail.co.uk
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These early postwar Motor magazines were full of advertisements, a few in colour. Wonderful.

I have been collecting The Autocar and The Motor magazines wherever I could get them. They were rare in the Netherlands. Each year at Beaulieu I bought many copies.

The internet changed it all and now every copy is available on Ebay it seems. I made a spreadsheet of the content of the copies I have, how many pages of the road test of what car, what advertisements, what special reports, etc.
I also have a full range of Motor test yearbooks from 1951 to 1973, and Autocar from 1951 to 1967 (missing Spring 1965 though!).
Plus the yearbooks from Motor Trade called Servicing Guide To British Cars volumes 2 to 8 (missing volume 1!). These have tech descriptions of current cars and trucks and components.

But- like with every collection: What purpose does it have?
I started it because I was hungry for information and background information, now most can be found on the internet which probably is a good thing. So now i am not sure what to do with it.... It will probably stay on the shelves for years to come.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Motor Magazine Reply with quote

Badhuis,

Do you still have your copies of the Motor Magazine?
If you do could you contact me please?

RogerB
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