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    Club Magazine - Round Up

    I was having a chat with the Chairman and one of the subjects that came up was the club magazine, which got us both thinking about the content/articles in the magazine.

    What we would like to know is what content would you like to see in the magazine, what do we need to cover more off and come to that what you would like to see less off.

    Sometimes it is difficult and you loose track of where we want to go with the magazine especially when you consider how varied the Mustang marque is.

    I have posted this in the general discussion part of the forum as I know a lot of members do not always visit the members only section - OK guys and girls its over to you for your comments, if you don't want to comment but wish to raise something please email either Ian at chairman@mocgb.net or myself editor@mocgb.net

    Steve
    Editor Round Up
    2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.4 Hemi Yellow Jacket
    2011 ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang
    1964.5 Vintage Burgundy 164hp 260ci V8 Convertible

    #2
    It seems perfectly good to me and it keeps getting better every month well done to all involved

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      #3
      Not a very helpful response perhaps, but I think you got it spot on for the latest edition. It's great to see a mix of old and new cars, club meets, FORD news, owners stories etc... So more of the same please.

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        #4
        Would the Area Secretaries be interested in writing an article for their own "group"? Meetings, venues, variety of vehicles, local information (such as trusted traders, MoT centres, etc) that members would find interesting or useful. The magazine has already started including articles on shows so it feels like a good "next step".
        We also used to have a list of upcoming events area by area. Could that be resurrected? I would like to think that members in each area would be happy to provide "local " knowledge to the editor for inclusion. Can't expect Steve to know them all!
        . Cars, photos, wine. What else is there?

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          #5
          Personally I think its come on a lot recently. I prefer reading articles of a personal interest, as it the story behind someone's car or the adventure they have with it. I guess the biggest challenge is getting members to send in enough articles.
          Anyway, I enjoy reading it.

          1966 Coupe: 1995-
          1966 Land Rover Series 2a: 2012-
          2005 Mustang GT 2014-
          2007 California Special Replica: 2010-2014

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            #6
            Originally posted by mick the hat View Post
            Would the Area Secretaries be interested in writing an article for their own "group"? We also used to have a list of upcoming events area by area. Could that be resurrected? I would like to think that members in each area would be happy to provide "local " knowledge to the editor for inclusion
            Mick
            Some good ideas and we have already started to look at the events page for 2019 and all being well the next issue will have a list of club events and local events by area.

            Ian has also been working with the Area Secretaries and new contact details for them will be in the next edition and hopefully we can get a few more people on board in area's where we don't have a presents.

            I have a few Area Secretaries who do submit articles and photos and between us we try and make sure it's not always the same Mustangs in the photos.

            Ian has been in contact with a member who quite rightly pointed out we don't appear to have many articles on the second and third generations of Mustangs, so if anybody is out there who would like to submit an article or an owners bio please do get in touch with me.

            editor@mocgb.net

            Please feel free to keep posting on ideas for the magazine.

            Steve
            Editor Round Up
            2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.4 Hemi Yellow Jacket
            2011 ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang
            1964.5 Vintage Burgundy 164hp 260ci V8 Convertible

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              #7
              Originally posted by G19 View Post

              Mick
              Some good ideas and we have already started to look at the events page for 2019 and all being well the next issue will have a list of club events and local events by area.

              Ian has also been working with the Area Secretaries and new contact details for them will be in the next edition and hopefully we can get a few more people on board in area's where we don't have a presents.

              I have a few Area Secretaries who do submit articles and photos and between us we try and make sure it's not always the same Mustangs in the photos.

              Ian has been in contact with a member who quite rightly pointed out we don't appear to have many articles on the second and third generations of Mustangs, so if anybody is out there who would like to submit an article or an owners bio please do get in touch with me.

              editor@mocgb.net

              Please feel free to keep posting on ideas for the magazine.

              Steve
              I'm more than happy to run up an article or two. An idea of word count, picture quality/size and other editorial requirements might set a standard format or house style.

              I will also shortly have a March - October list of meets, which it may be worth putting on the MOCGB Facebook pages.

              Phill
              East & West Midlands area Sec.
              "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones" John Cage, American composer.
              2007 Shelby Mustang GT500, black, extensive mods.

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                #8
                I just wanted to say thanks for the magazine (my third since joining), it's very well done and there's some really interesting articles in there. It's a nice perk to being a paid member.

                I noticed aside from insurers and articles built around specialists and their cars there isn't much in the way of traditional advertising (parts/suppliers/offers etc). Is this something you've done in the past and stopped, or decided against including?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Dean S550 View Post
                  I just wanted to say thanks for the magazine (my third since joining), it's very well done and there's some really interesting articles in there. It's a nice perk to being a paid member.

                  I noticed aside from insurers and articles built around specialists and their cars there isn't much in the way of traditional advertising (parts/suppliers/offers etc). Is this something you've done in the past and stopped, or decided against including?
                  Unfortunately it's not that easy to get paid advertising into the magazine. I have approached a few companies to see if they would like to use the magazine as a platform for advertising but so far they have not taken us up on the offer. The plan for the magazine is to have no more than four or five pages of A4 advertising per issue.

                  If anyone on the forum is into selling advertising space I am happy for any assistance in getting more advertising into the magazine.
                  Editor Round Up
                  2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.4 Hemi Yellow Jacket
                  2011 ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang
                  1964.5 Vintage Burgundy 164hp 260ci V8 Convertible

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                    #10
                    I think the magazine has improved massively over the past few months.

                    It used to be a thin, average quality mag. that I would read in 5 minutes and then move on, having felt little attachment to the club or its members.

                    But look at it now - a thick glossy publication that I very much look forward to receiving.

                    Personally I think the printed page for such a publication beats an electronic copy by far - for me it is a chance to get away from the PC for a change, have a nice coffee and relax into Mustagness!

                    We now have a good variety of subjects to read about, across all models, which I think is important. Due to geographics it's also good to be able to read about meetings and shows in other parts of the country that many of us can't get to.

                    As for any improvements, well I think they would be more incremental now but maybe such things as...

                    - Articles on interesting mods that people have done.
                    - Similarly articles invited from Mustang related companies on upgrades / work they have done - this could be a sort of advertising feature, so beneficial to both parties.
                    - History articles - best from a personal point of view, rather than just statistics and the like.
                    - Mustang racing articles from members - I'd really like to hear more about the trials and tribulations of preparation, set-up and the whole experience.
                    - Competitions to keep the contact with the members - who may then decide to submit an article too - the calendar competition was and is a great idea, so let's build on that.

                    There is a huge amount of experience and knowledge out there and we should make use of this to keep as many cars as we can in fine fettle and good roadworthy condition.

                    Finally I would really urge all members to seriously think to commit their story to an article to submit. I've no doubt that getting the magazine to the current great situation has been a lot of hard work and it's important that everyone makes a little effort to ensure that we feed plenty of good articles to the editor and publication team (how many do you need to be able to call it a team?!) to assist in ensuring the magazine has a great future. I, like many people, find I have very little down time - but still make sure I have time to give a little back to one of my passions.

                    So come on, how about it? - no time like a Sunday to make a start on a few words put down...


                    '65 289 "A" Code GT Optioned Coupe, with 4spd Toploader and Arvinode exhaust - sounds great! :D :gears

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                      #11
                      There are many people living north of the Midlands. Even a huge monthly meet near Goole with nearly 50 cars and attended by quite a few MOCGB members. Just thought I'd point that out ...
                      MY17 GT
                      MY19 Bullitt

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Spider View Post
                        There are many people living north of the Midlands. Even a huge monthly meet near Goole with nearly 50 cars and attended by quite a few MOCGB members. Just thought I'd point that out ...
                        I totally agree and many Mustang which we have not seen in the magazine - just need a few people to start submitting some good quality photos and a little write up on the where and what happened, ideally from the Area Secretary.

                        Don't forget we have the owners bio whereby an owner can just tell us a little bit about the journey to becoming a Mustang owner.

                        I live in Kent and therefore it is a bit easier to approach members in person (or twist a few arms) to get them to submit an article etc etc

                        I am quite happy to give any guidance for someone wanting to submit an article to the magazine or even just give them a few pointers, just get in contact either PM or editor@mocgb.net
                        Editor Round Up
                        2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.4 Hemi Yellow Jacket
                        2011 ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang
                        1964.5 Vintage Burgundy 164hp 260ci V8 Convertible

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                          #13
                          When is the mag due ?
                          Gazza

                          "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you"

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Gazza51 View Post
                            When is the mag due ?
                            Should have been received by now - most were received on 17th May.
                            Editor Round Up
                            2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.4 Hemi Yellow Jacket
                            2011 ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang
                            1964.5 Vintage Burgundy 164hp 260ci V8 Convertible

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                              #15
                              Not mine, Iíll give it until Friday and let you know.
                              Gazza

                              "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you"

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