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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
When one of the German brands or another are your paymasters what do you expect?
"We've become increasingly aware of the ties between the Haymarket brands; What Car, Pistonheads and Autocar; and VAG, with the Haymarket Network subsidiary providing dealer networking and editorial content across the whole group, and a strange bias in their magazines to anything VAG as a result.
To a lesser extent we have Dennis Publishing that produce Evo, Carbuyer and Auto Express have a subsidiary, Dennis Digital, who provide in dealer video players and touch screens for numerous partners including Skoda.
Well, it looks like Car and Parkers are the next ones to fall. Both are owned by Bauer Consumer Media, who also own numerous radio and TV stations that receive substantial advertising revenue from German auto firms. Recently, Bauer has signed a deal to provide editorial content and technology for none other than Mercedes Benz. And you thought Giulia lost to the C class in Car's tests on merits?
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Giulia Super Lusso 2.0MA, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2, plus now a 147 1.6 TS whilst the Spider hibernates and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.
Previously, Brera 2.2 Prodrive - 159 SW 1.9JTDm