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Practical Classics feature.

Discussion in 'Press Room' started by Paul Henley, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Just received a copy of February's Practical Classics magazine featuring my 240z restoration. Very happy with the article (other than stating it was a 4 speed) managed to get a mention for the Z Club too. EXTRA:D
     
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  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    Thanks for the 'heads up' and the mention. It should be worth reading.
     
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  3. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Look forward to picking up a copy - did you make the cover?
     
  4. Paul_S

    Paul_S
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    I'm sold. Meet me in the newsagents! :)
     
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  5. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
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    Hi Mike, they no longer put "single feature" cars on the front, apparently the mag draws more buyers when they feature various cars on the front, kinda makes sense. There is a mention of it, then 5 pages inside. Had a great day with the guys from Practical Classics, really good people.
     
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  6. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    My second Mustang ... a ‘65 coupe ... featured in PC back in the early 2000s, as part of a ‘Top 100 Classics’ feature (it was no.75!) and yes, the guys back then were good classic car journos. We all had a nice day out at Rockingham for the pics for the feature, bloody cold from memory.

    I am collecting mags from down the years with 240s on the front, and have about 12-13 so far.

    Will pick up a copy of the Feb issue of PC; congrats!
     
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  7. madda

    madda Forum User

    Yeah, I had an awesome time with them too, and hoping to do a Noble feature after the winter refurb which I hope to start first week of Jan.

    Here are the pics from my day with them, was superb. The 240z was clearly the best too. :D

    https://zclub.net/community/index.p...taken-of-my-240z-by-practical-classics.21324/
     
  8. pmac

    pmac Well-Known Forum User

    Well done Paul on the feature.
    My 240Z featured in to a 4 page Buyers guide artice in 2007.
    I only met a photographer for the picture shoot
    The article says his name is John Colley. I had no input to the article beyond the pictures.
    It was Written by Richard Dredge it says?
    I found the process a bit tedious tbh. DSCF7319.JPG
     
  9. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Mustang - 65 Coupe, you have such good taste in cars Mike :drool:
     
  10. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
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  11. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Hi Pete, the Journalist is Matt George, he's one of the mag staff and subscriber to the monthly mag. The photographer is Jonathan Jacob a freelance who works for the mag. They were both nice guys and I enjoyed the day. I'll post some pics of the article once its been distributed.
     
  12. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    was it a feature on your car or just a generic buyers guide like petes?
     
  13. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Hi Franky, it was a feature on my restoration, why I wanted a 240z, how I came across it, what the restoration entailed, how it was carried out, how the finished car drove and why it took 20 years to complete :). We did a photo shoot in my garage, then on the local harbour and then some driving pics. They also used some historical shots of when I was restoring the car.
     
  14. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  15. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    You star, you! This will make another one for the wall, will pick up a copy. Fantastic write-up by the looks of it - did they get everything accurate in the piece?
     
  16. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Hi Mike, the only thing I've noticed is that they've stated it has a 4 speed box rather than it's 5. Think they must have got performance figures etc from archives.
     
  17. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    Yep I've read this, fantastic resto. Well done Paul.
     
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  18. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I'd just point out that most 240's seem to be Blue :)
     
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  19. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Franky, in my defence whilst trying to be politically correct I did use the term "many" rather than "most" :)
     
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  20. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Why are many/most blue then ?
     

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