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French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by DARK STAR » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:38 pm

The french version of Classic & Sportscar has always been a bit of a mystery,
especially to the staff of Classic & Sportscar magazine in the UK.

I have just come across the cover and index of said french magazine featuring Scimitar and Gilbern, though I can't find the article.
I also have a corresponding article in english but the name of the magazine is not marked on the pages !
If anyone can cast a light please let me know ...
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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by DARK STAR » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:40 pm

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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by DARK STAR » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:55 pm

Of course, it is just possible that the magazine name fell off the bottom of the scanner ... :oops:


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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by tanuki » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:55 am

Hello Chris,

Oh ... this article of the Scimitar vs the Gilbern is actually the one that I mentionned in this other thread:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=24782

It was in the January '14 issue of the french version of Classic & Sports cas (the one with the green Miura on the front page)
I can send you the scans later in the week if you wish :wink:
So now I know that it takes 5 years to cross the channel ... or to translate the 6 pages into french :lol: :lol:

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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by DARK STAR » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:34 am

That's recycling - especially as the date on the (french) cover above is april 2009 ... :shock:


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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by tanuki » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:24 pm

DARK STAR wrote:That's recycling - especially as the date on the (french) cover above is april 2009 ... :shock:
That's what puzzled me too :wink:
Either traduction can't keep up the pace - but 5 years :shock: ! - or they have recycled the 2009 article this year :roll:

I have never compared the UK vs French versions of the magazine ... I would expect a little delay like April issue in France
would contain the same articles as say February in the UK ? are they normally synchronized, or is it totally different ?
I guess I can check on the net :lol:

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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by DARK STAR » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:57 pm

Martin Port told me they take a part of the english edition (translated) and all the ads plus the french magazine has its own editorial.
It sounds very complicated.


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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by French Coupé » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:09 pm

What's the French version like? Any good? I used to translate articles for the French version of EVO so if they need any help... ;)


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Re: French Classic & Sportscar magazine mystery

Post by DARK STAR » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:00 pm

I haven't read it much but it seems to me rather patchy,
the contributions of the two (!) french journalists are good though.


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