The Road Rat Magazine

The Road Rat Magazine

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DoctorX

5,442 posts

135 months

Thursday 1st November 2018
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MattBCardiff said:
I agree on the cost, too high when you add the postage in. They need to work on better value delivery as according to them they are charged £4.
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The franking sticker on mine says the postage was £2.95. Suppose the rest goes on the cardboard box. As I mentioned, it’s big and going to the sorting office to collect if you’re not in is very tedious.

anonymous-user

22 months

Monday 19th November 2018
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How many issues before they go under?

Baron von Teuchter

15,391 posts

170 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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I just ordered the first one. Nice idea.

Mind you, I’ve got a mag problem. Ive got every issue of EVO so cant stop buying that. And it’s got good again. I also sub to PPC, Retro Ford and Modern Classics hehe

Mezzanine

6,391 posts

187 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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DoctorX said:
MattBCardiff said:
I agree on the cost, too high when you add the postage in. They need to work on better value delivery as according to them they are charged £4.
Edited by MattBCardiff on Thursday 1st November 19:04
The franking sticker on mine says the postage was £2.95. Suppose the rest goes on the cardboard box. As I mentioned, it’s big and going to the sorting office to collect if you’re not in is very tedious.
I ordered the first issue and was a bit sceptical of the £4 delivery until it turned up. The thing has a real quality heft to it and is very nicely packaged in a proper box, not some crappy old plastic sleeve.

You really are paying for the quality of the thing, the pictures are top notch and articles I have read so far are engaging and fresh. Personally, I think it's well worth the money and will certainly be subscribing.

It's in a similar vain and ethos to 5054 magazine but better resolved/written/laid out/produced IMO.


Baron von Teuchter

15,391 posts

170 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Any recognisable journos?

Mezzanine

6,391 posts

187 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Editor is Michael Harvey ex-Top Gear magazine.

Jamie Kitman, Jason Barlow and Ben Oliver are journalists I recognise.

tokyo_mb

414 posts

185 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Finally got around to subscribing a week or so ago after SWMBO failed to act on unsubtle pre-Christmas hints.

Haven't read all of Issue 1, but the production quality is very good and I'm enjoying the artwork. Certainly worth a punt considering the content to price on this vs regular motoring magazines.

dibblecorse

5,996 posts

160 months

Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Morning, had issue one a few weeks now, articles that I have read and quilaity of images is excellent but am I the only one finding certain sections a right ballache to read based on background color / font color / font combos?

Podie

46,345 posts

243 months

Sunday 17th March 2019
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Quite tempted by this... anyone got any comments on the quality of the Journalism?

Is it worth the money?

ettore

3,322 posts

220 months

Wednesday 3rd April 2019
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Yes, just received issue 2 and it’s fantastic. Beautifully designed and produced with intelligent content at length.

Impressed!

Podie

46,345 posts

243 months

Wednesday 3rd April 2019
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I took the plunge and subscribed... Issue 1 arrived about 2 weeks ago, and Issue 2 at the end of last week.

It's a decent, well written magazine and I'm enjoying it.

The postage charge irked me a little... but that's a pet hate. £40 sub and then £20 postage was a bit of a surprise.

Podie

46,345 posts

243 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Sat with a G&T and absolutely loving issue 2... actually quite nice to read something in non-digital format

2172cc

762 posts

65 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Bit of an insight on the production of it at the beginning of this:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v...

Edited by 2172cc on Monday 22 April 19:08

Armitage.Shanks

1,060 posts

53 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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I thought I'd order Issue 1 and the subscription from Issue 2. That was until the order came to £72 for what will be 5 magazines.

I'll try Issue 1 first as that's still a hefy £16.50 with P&P

Podie

46,345 posts

243 months

Thursday 16th May 2019
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Armitage.Shanks said:
I thought I'd order Issue 1 and the subscription from Issue 2. That was until the order came to £72 for what will be 5 magazines.

I'll try Issue 1 first as that's still a hefy £16.50 with P&P
Personally, I enjoyed issue 2 more than 1.

bern

856 posts

188 months

Monday 27th May 2019
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I've been bought a subscription of this magazine for my birthday. I haven't read a car magazine since giving up on Evo a few years ago. Apparently the bloke behind it is the bassist Coldplay? But I won't hold that against him!

First impressions were that it may be a little pretentious and highbrow for an oik like me but the quality of writing and the stunning photography has won me over. Just starting on the second edition which has a large feature on the Porsche 917 by Nick Trott.

DSC OFF

142 posts

29 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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its a quarterly so it still works out cheaper than EVO at £5 a pop. I have high hopes for the promised long reads and collectability, I just hope its down to earth and not too octane/high brow. Discovering Jason Barlow and Nick Trott feature isn't filling me with hope

DSC OFF

142 posts

29 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Raygun said:
How many issues before they go under?
Not sure it will - it has some serious till behind it in a Coldplay member and "Mr" JWW

Paul Dishman

3,879 posts

205 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Having read issue number 2, I think it's probably worth a tenner a copy, and I'd take a sub out at that price.

But having to pay £4 a copy for postage has really put me off, so I'm out.

CorradoTDI

917 posts

139 months

Monday 3rd June 2019
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Paul Dishman said:
Having read issue number 2, I think it's probably worth a tenner a copy, and I'd take a sub out at that price.

But having to pay £4 a copy for postage has really put me off, so I'm out.
Same here - I see the website has a 'discount code' box - anyone got one?