Dave I like your idea, yet do any other listers (other than myself) feel like
giving $35 to another magazine. I would gladly pay this to recieve a 8-10 page
photo copied publication only twice a year. On the condition that it is ENTIRELY
on ALL the Spridgets, including my least favorite RB Midget as they all deserve
the attention as Spridgets. Anyone else care to speak up? As a friend says "My
opinions are my own, care for one??" Brad
> In a message dated 2/9/00 3:23:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> << David, you are a writer, how much
> would it be to put out a small publication that the list members could
> subscribe to. >>
> I think your idea is a good one, from a consumer standpoint. From a
> publisher's standpoint, you would need someone willing to put that much time
> (and it is a lot) into the editing, set-up, printing, addressing, and mailing
> of such a magazine. Plus the capital to purchase a computer program that
> will do multiple page booklets or magazines--all the while assuming he/she
> has a computer, scanner, and printing connections to get it printed. It
> would be, in short, a big job. Yes, I do write--not professionally, mind
> you, but I am far from the publishing side of the art.
> Personally, I am a member of Austin Healey Club of America, through my local
> chapter, the Smoky Mountain Austin Healey Club. I have never felt "outside"
> the flock, even though I don't even drive a Healey Marque. I once led one of
> our monthly drives, as Drive Captain, in my Midget, with the big Healeys and
> Sprite (there was one) following. One of our active clubmembers, Gary
> Lownsdale, has just been elected President-Elect of the AHCA. He races
> Sprites and loves the little LBCs, as well as owning Big Healeys as well. I
> expect to see a much greater emphasis on the Sprite under Gary's leadership
> of the national organization. So maybe that is worth a looksee.
> Bottom line--I would like to see a magazine devoted to Spridgets--I would
> certainly subscribe! But it would take a person with a lot of time on their
> hands and a willingness to take a financial risk. Question arising from one
> of the previous posts: Apparently Rick Moses is set up to publish this type
> of thing. How about contacting him to see if he would like to revive and
> expand the publication into a magazine?
> --David C.