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Re: Car Magazine Pork Fetish
SIF, I'm with you 100%.
Truth is that CAR of today cannot match CAR of the 70s/80s.
CAR of the 70s/80s was suggestive, questioning and provocative in way that no automotive media, or even mainstream media, had ever been before.
Setright, Bishop, Barker et al, were period pieces within their time. They helped CAR force open new thinking, relative to their era. And that new thinking - which was revolutionary then - is common place now. In an odd way, it's thanks to CAR that we have Clarkson, and a rejunvinated Top Gear.
CAR was liberal at a time that media wasn't. Now, thanks to the internet and a more chilled perspective from the 'always on' generation, CAR has has become incidental and irrelevant to the very automotive media landscape it helped to create.
CAR is like the cave man when he discovered fire. Formidable then, but worthless now that we have gas...Unless CAR can find an other source that is utterly brilliant.
For what it's worth, I say this as a massive CAR fan. I learnt more from Setright than I did my science teacher...
A driver is always faithful to a car that's always faithful to its driver.
Sometimes in the darkest hour, love comes shining through.
Then it doesn't seem so far from me to you.
Last edited by Scudetto; 26-04-08 at 22:49.