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2017/18 calendar

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by Jake RAH, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Garaculas

    Garaculas New Forum User

    I had mine arrive yesterday!

    Complete surprise but looks great between my monitors at work, thanks a lot!
     
  2. tmr

    tmr
    Z Club Member

    Waiting for me when I got home, November was a very pleasant surprise and made my daughter's day. Well done to all concerned!
     
  3. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS I loved my 280ZX

    It sure does

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  4. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Where can I still get one of these from?
     
  5. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS I loved my 280ZX

    was sent out in the post Wednesday 2nd class
     
  6. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    thanks guys i got mine yesterday:thumbs:
     
  7. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    The postman handed me a brown paper envelope this morning and gave me a knowing smile.

    It was my ZClub calendar!

    Thanks to everyone who was involved in creating it and sending it to me. Great job! :bow:
     
  8. Gaz 300

    Gaz 300
    Z Club Member

    Mine arrived in Belfast this morning. Thanks to Charles Leekam, Mike and Steve. Love it :thumbs:
     
  9. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    Mine arrived in the post today.

    Nice birthday prezzie:thumbs:

    Thanks to all involved in producing it - good job:cheers:
     
  10. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    I've had one arrive in the post today, thank you very much :thumbs:

    Do I not have to pay for it then? :confused: (Apologies if this sounds like a stupid question)
     
  11. RIDDLER

    RIDDLER New Forum User

    Free to club members.
     
  12. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    And worth the membership fee for that alone!
     
  13. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Result :cheers:
     
  14. forest racer

    forest racer New Forum User

    Nice Job, Many Thanks
     
  15. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member

    I congratulate those involved in the collation, production and distribution as well as those who have sent in photos.

    The photos of May, June and September are excellent and frankly (imho) merit to have been of just 1x bigger photo for each month.






    However, having read all your comments, I was expecting something grandiose - am I the only one to see through the emporer's new clothes ?

    The presentation, quality and 'taking of' the majority of photos is poor ! This is the sort of calender we were proud of producing 25years ago and which arrived bent/folded is a damp envelope.

    Our club here ought to be able to produce something more dignified and better representing the quality of cars available and currently being restored.

    Go ahead and call me a **** and say "at least something was done" and "better than nothing" but I disagree : if something is worth doing it's worth doing well........or not at all !

    Again, "bravo for the effort but could do better" would be the school report - there must be people here that can organise better - a useful piece of publicity for the cars and club to be sent also to the press etc ?
     
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  16. RIDDLER

    RIDDLER New Forum User

    Sean, as always, is abrasive and ( to some) offensive in his observations. However he has a point. Rather than cram in a lot of small fiddly photos of as many cars as possible just to keep lots of members happy, the answer (in my opinion) is to use one top quality, well taken, pic of a single z for each month. 12 members (whose cars were featured ) would be happy, and the rest would have an outstanding calendar.
     
  17. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member

    13x member's cars unless you include a group shot on the front cover to represent a 'club' atmosphere.

    I'm merely direct, honest and sincere..........not looking to offend anyone.:thumbs:
     
  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    Ok, let's not criticize and have a long discussion on this - what we need to do is start earlier next time, encourage more involvement and produce a 'collector's item'.

    Do we have any 'reader's wives' up for this?

    I'm guilty here, I didn't send any pictures (no not my wife!) and I have some good ones of my old car on the Monte Historic for example.

    Perhaps any pics accepted get free membership for one year? Oops, sorry Steve.
     
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  19. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member

    There was a photo of the month competition that ran for a moment and then died.

    In my experience, the photos for the New Year's calender should be collated and grouped ready by no later than the end of September and marketed no later than mid-November.

    Price them modestly and with UK and also oversea's postage as these must differ widely.

    To send ours out, I bought a batch of protected 'Jiffy' bag envelopes from Ebay, not expensive and another reflection of how a quality product should be received.

    No 'rewards' (Rob:D) for participation, proud to be active should be enough AND with the chance of seeing one's car up online AND in next year's calender !

    If you want to give them out 'free', have a club membership fee (as now) and a membership 'pack' to include a calender and maybe some club trinket - pen, ticket neck-strap, car sticker etc !

    To ease costs, drop the membership pack sent out (if it still is ?) so £15 gets you better access and editing on the forum, all the other club membership benefits (ins quote), access to club stands and reduced entry prices a events around the country etc,etc and, say, £25 is the top dog's danglies m'ship.

    Perhaps having a reguler, quality calender is another step towards some form of dare I say it, annual club review - something to be enjoyed by all and especially those members not on this forum or at least not regularly....keep 'em members with a review, calender, sticker and goodies.
     
  20. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    I must admit I have to agree with Sean and Riddler :blush:

    I'm not in any way trying to put off the great efforts I'm sure one if not several members have gone to do this (particularly when its included in the membership for free! :thumbs:) however I would suggest that single high quality images would portray a better image and ultimately give a better end product then various thumb nail images of varying quality.

    A monthly competition is certainly a way to motivate individuals to share photos of their car that could be voted on or have an allocated judge/judges decide on a photo of the month for the calendar. If needs be there is also a huge swathe of people outside of the Z club with great cars and talent that I'm sure would love to be a part of it, if offered the opportunity.

    I for one believe I sent in various high quality photos in Raw format that didn't get used (not complaining just an observation). I've just been out this weekend and taken several more that I would be happy to share. For example...

    I'd be happy if I could be of assistance.

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