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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2015, 09:39:43 AM »
Would Abarth UK help out with something like this? While I agree a printed version would be best, that would be a costly enterprise on top of the work required to produce the articles.

It might be that the more visible this club is, especially at higher profile events, the more likely Abarth would be to support any such endeavour, so it's a chicken and egg situation
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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2015, 10:27:14 AM »
The more I think about it, the less I like the idea of a printed magazine.
Apart from the cost of production and mailing, I believe that we would be on the slippery slope of turning into a formal car club, with rules, regulations and committee members deciding what is for the good of the club / marque etc. And, more importantly, what is not.
I say this because of my previous experience of car clubs and the way what starts out as a group of enthusiasts having fun, becomes formalised, as it certainly would do if Abarth UK got involved.
I joined the Abarth Owners Club to enjoy doing what I do, and talking about it. I've already had a post on another forum moderated without even a warning or request to change my post. (No, it wasn't rude or offensive). 😁
So my choice would now be. Online mag or just continue with the forum as is. But no to a printed magazine.
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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2015, 02:59:42 PM »
Put like that Nigel, I agree with you

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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2015, 04:06:47 PM »
The reason I'm anti "car clubs" is because of the way my old car club (a) initially went formal as the professional committee members took over,& then, (b) Complained about everything and everybody having fun, as it was to "the detriment of the marque". In the end we said "goodbye" (or two words to that effect) and the club split.
This is why I love the Abarth Owners Club. You take me for who I am. Not my excessive age, and obvious naivety about the cars.
I'd like to keep it that way. Foot down & fun. Not formal.
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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2015, 08:30:19 PM »
Interesting comments there, Taz.

We will do our level best to keep the level of friendliness and informality, even as we expand, but it's always a difficult line to tread. I am well aware of other places who have become very heavy handed and what the consequences of so doing can be.
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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2015, 11:30:37 PM »
Well Count me in too

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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2016, 08:24:39 PM »
Sounds good to me
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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2016, 08:37:56 AM »
Hmm the group was originally going to be just for UK owners, then we expanded it to Europe. Ill have a chat with the admin team. Nothing personal at all.

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Re: Abarth Owners Club Newsletter / Magazine
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2017, 01:56:20 PM »
Great idea - but I think an actual magazine would be better.  8)
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