Anyone remember Revs magazine?

Anyone remember Revs magazine?

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Famous Graham

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26,553 posts

175 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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Does anyone know if old articles exist online? I know the mag got canned a few years ago, but the "trace your old car" thread prompted me to have a bit of a search around for my old MG Metro Turbo.

I took part in a Mk2 photoshoot/feature for aforementioned mag, probably in 97 or thereabouts, hence the thought about Revs.

Redlake27

2,241 posts

194 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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You could contact bauer media in Peterborough, publishers of Car, Max Power, Classic Cars etc . Under their former ownership (Emap) they published Revs and both Revs and Max had the same management team.

Famous Graham

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175 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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Oh, brilliant. I didn't know Bauer were EMAP under a new guise. I can go one better than that, I'm in contact with their web marketing manager as they're a client of ours biggrin

Fleckers

2,580 posts

151 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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I had a car in Fast Car back in early 90's before it became a wkrag

Smike

18,464 posts

153 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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I certainly remember it - it started off pretty well and they did some good articles such as :-

the cheap E30 325i, XJ6 and Saab 9000 Turbo they bought to go to the South of France in

buying old performance cars of a similar price bracket and putting them up against each other, on the dyno and on the road with the help of the GT driver Dave Clark.

There's at least one of the ex-staffers on here occasionally

B Huey

4,881 posts

149 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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Used to be a great read before it went all Max Power. Shame.

martin mrt

3,192 posts

151 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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It was one of my favourite magazines when it first came out, lots of interesting articles and the challenges like the one mentioned above made for some great reading

Smike

18,464 posts

153 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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I still have the majority of the early ones - used to enjoy the comparison tests

Smike

18,464 posts

153 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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martin mrt said:
It was one of my favourite magazines when it first came out, lots of interesting articles and the challenges like the one mentioned above made for some great reading
Plus most people remember the 306 S16 photo sequence...... hehe

RWD cossie wil

4,016 posts

123 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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Was a great mag in the day, at it's prime when Simon Hargreaves was Editor. Loved the one make track days, such as cossies, gti-r's, integrales etc.

They also did good group tests, like 6k rear drive turbos, 5k hot hatches etc, and some good tech features.

Then some plank decided to focus on Corsas with huge bodykits & dodgem paint jobs, and ruined the mag totally.

Shame, was a good mag.

Smike

18,464 posts

153 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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RWD cossie wil said:
Was a great mag in the day, at it's prime when Simon Hargreaves was Editor. Loved the one make track days, such as cossies, gti-r's, integrales etc.

They also did good group tests, like 6k rear drive turbos, 5k hot hatches etc, and some good tech features.

Then some plank decided to focus on Corsas with huge bodykits & dodgem paint jobs, and ruined the mag totally.

Shame, was a good mag.
Yes, I think they saw the market share "Max Power" was getting and went after some of it.

I stopped buying it then

K50 DEL

8,106 posts

178 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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I still have the majority of the issues at home, I bought every one from the start up to about 2002 or so and have never thrown any away.

Can you remember which issue your motor was in?

Hackney

5,616 posts

158 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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Famous Graham said:
Oh, brilliant. I didn't know Bauer were EMAP under a new guise. I can go one better than that, I'm in contact with their web marketing manager as they're a client of ours biggrin
They're not. Bauer are the company who bought EMAP.

Fleckers

2,580 posts

151 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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K50 DEL said:
I still have the majority of the issues at home, I bought every one from the start up to about 2002 or so and have never thrown any away.

Can you remember which issue your motor was in?
if your talking Fast Car, it was early 90

the vauxhall Rolling Road Dyno session they perfomred it had a black astra on the cover if memory serves

Smike

18,464 posts

153 months

Tuesday 28th December 2010
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Fleckers said:
K50 DEL said:
I still have the majority of the issues at home, I bought every one from the start up to about 2002 or so and have never thrown any away.

Can you remember which issue your motor was in?
if your talking Fast Car, it was early 90

the vauxhall Rolling Road Dyno session they perfomred it had a black astra on the cover if memory serves
I thought we were on about "REVS" mag, not "Fast Car"?

Famous Graham

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26,553 posts

175 months

Wednesday 5th January 2011
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K50 DEL said:
I still have the majority of the issues at home, I bought every one from the start up to about 2002 or so and have never thrown any away.

Can you remember which issue your motor was in?
Gawd, no biggrin All I remember was there were three of us, two with MkIIs and one MkI and the article was a general "guide" to Metro Turbos. Mine was BRG, the other MKII was red I think.

varsas

3,809 posts

152 months

Wednesday 5th January 2011
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Smike said:
I certainly remember it - it started off pretty well and they did some good articles such as :-

the cheap E30 325i, XJ6 and Saab 9000 Turbo they bought to go to the South of France in

buying old performance cars of a similar price bracket and putting them up against each other, on the dyno and on the road with the help of the GT driver Dave Clark.

There's at least one of the ex-staffers on here occasionally
That was a great article. The Saab blew up IIRC?

Edited by varsas on Wednesday 5th January 13:17

Greg99

52 posts

121 months

Wednesday 5th January 2011
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Yep the Saab went pop after a little fettling i seem to remember.

I echo the comments others that it was great until it followed its stable mate Max Power.

The staff challenges were always a good read such as the trip to the south of France and Hot hatches for under a grand, some would say a forerunner to the Top Gear Challenges.

If it was still going and in that format I would still buy it!

K50 DEL

8,106 posts

178 months

Wednesday 5th January 2011
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Greg99 said:
Yep the Saab went pop after a little fettling i seem to remember.

I echo the comments others that it was great until it followed its stable mate Max Power.

The staff challenges were always a good read such as the trip to the south of France and Hot hatches for under a grand, some would say a forerunner to the Top Gear Challenges.

If it was still going and in that format I would still buy it!
I was one of those freaks that every month bought

Max Power
Fast Car
Revs
Redline

I've still got all of them as well, really should have a clear out!

Major Fallout

5,263 posts

181 months

Wednesday 5th January 2011
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K50 DEL said:
Greg99 said:
Yep the Saab went pop after a little fettling i seem to remember.

I echo the comments others that it was great until it followed its stable mate Max Power.

The staff challenges were always a good read such as the trip to the south of France and Hot hatches for under a grand, some would say a forerunner to the Top Gear Challenges.

If it was still going and in that format I would still buy it!
I was one of those freaks that every month bought

Max Power
Fast Car
Revs
Redline

I've still got all of them as well, really should have a clear out!
I don't suppose you also collect Classic Motor Monthly as well do you?

Im looking for issue 260 / November 2010.

Well it was worth a try getmecoat