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Would you be willing to subscribe to a magazine dedicated to Pinto/Bobcat history/restoration/preservation if such a magazine were published?

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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2008, 11:08:15 AM »
We need a magizine. What is an Offical FORD PINTO CLUB SITE without an OFICAL CLUB MAG>

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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2008, 12:42:36 AM »
We need a magizine. What is an Offical FORD PINTO CLUB SITE without an OFICAL CLUB MAG>

yah i hafta agree with that
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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2008, 05:44:41 AM »
We're working on it guys!
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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2008, 12:57:15 PM »
We're working on it guys!

Well you ain't working fast enough! lol just playing don't shoot!

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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2008, 11:36:02 AM »
wow, i cant belive i didnt see this thread before!!!  this is a great idea.  i like the comment earlier about bringing in other oddball fords.  it would probably help push well over 200 copies.  id have to dig them out, but i have a few pics of junk yard pintos i could scan and send you.

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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2008, 04:21:34 AM »
was wondering if there would possibly be a derby section to the magazine? if so i'd love to help out..
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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2008, 12:45:49 AM »
A magazine is a great idea! I would subscribe even if its $7.50 per copy.  I collect toy cars too and I'm sure there are others of you. 1/24 scale models, 1/64 (hot wheels). Hot Rod magazine ran a modeling column for a while. I have the Fresh Cherries R/C Pinto and the 1/64s in blue, yellow and red, and a Mustang II in green, and the 1/24 Die cast pinto in brown/white. I don't mind content including other misfits, although not sure about Edsels, but maybe EXPs from the early 80s and 70s Capris


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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2008, 02:24:05 AM »
It's nice to know that someone else here collects toy cars too!  My den is home to a $10,000+  collection of diecast cars, about half of which are Franklin Mint and Danbury Mint 1:24's.  There are lots of other things in the collection including a series of 1:43 handbuilt resin Rolls Royces I bought from China, numerous other 1:43's (some of which comprised my father's collection that passed to me when he died four years ago), a bunch of 1:25 scale pickup trucks, a dozen 1:64 Lincolns ranging from the '40's-70's, another half-dozen 1:64 Rolls Royces ranging from the '50's-80's.  In the Fresh Cherries series, I have an orange Ford Pinto, a baby blue/white AMC Pacer, a royal blue Chevy Vega, and a green Ford Maverick.  Then, there's the wall of old Ford promo cars, mostly from the 1960's.  The list goes on and on.  Am currently building a 1:64 scale Sunoco station diorama which will contain a number of cars as well: a 1960 Ford Country Squire wagon, a '68 Thunderbird, '69 Mercury Cougar, '76 Continental Mark IV, '69 Chevy Blazer, '77 Dodge Pickup, and a '59 Cadillac "junker" with a For Sale sign.  May add a few more as space permits, and if I find anything particularly interesting.  I'm 51 years old but so far have not outgrown my toys!  Let's see... I'm way off topic here!  If we get this magazine project off the ground, I'll definitely subscribe!  Whew ::)  now we're back on track!
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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2008, 04:41:16 PM »
[color=orange]Are you guys the ones buying up all of the toy Pintos at Wal Mart?!!! 

I have no luck finding them....

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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2008, 04:58:29 PM »
They were on shelves last year or year before, I didn't "stockpile" meaning I don't have one of everything that was offered or duplicates of anything.  This is popular subject matter to the right people and not much of it was on the shelf when I made my purchase.  You can get this stuff from toy suppliers on the web, search "die cast models" or "scale model cars" on the web or look on ebay under "toys&hobbies" in die cast cars. Hope that helps!


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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2008, 05:33:29 PM »
I have the big Pinto that you put batteries in.  Never could find the small ones out in my area.  They always have a lot of Vegas!!!   :rolleye:  Oh well.  Not one for ebay!!

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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2008, 03:02:22 PM »
Sign me up !
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« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2008, 04:44:01 PM »
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A MAG ABOUT JUST PINTOS.IT'S REALLY DISAPPOINTING TO LOOK THROUGH ALL THE OTHER FORD MAGS AND RARELY SEE ANYONE DOING ANYTHING TO A PINTO EXCEPT DESTROYING IT IN A DERBY.COUNT ME IN.

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« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2008, 07:43:52 AM »
Ok folks, while I'm still waiting to hear back from Ford about the magazine idea, I'm working on smaller aspects of the idea. Several of you have posted ideas in this thread and I think they are all pretty good and very viable for a new project. I think it will be harder to fill up pages initially than what I realize so I will be snagging all kinds of ideas from your suggestions. Several of you have also mentioned wanting to contribute articles and the like - another fantastic idea. I have spoken with or been in e-mail contact with several of you in regards to this idea and I apologize for disappearing for a while. Things have been very hectic here and they are just starting to settle down so I will have the time to move forward with this now. I'm trying to find all the e-mail addresses and phone numbers everyone sent me, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to send me a note reminding me of what you want to help with. I'm going to be working on this over the weekend so I'll be getting in touch with a bunch of folks then. Thanks a bunch.
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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2008, 10:18:01 AM »
  I wanted to bring this post back up to the top.

  Its obvious to me. that "Flyerpinto" has done alot of work on this Magazine.  I'm also sure he will fill all of you in on the information soon.

  For the moment, I just wanted to bring the original post back to the top

     Thanks,,,,,,,jim at jimspinto

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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2008, 03:03:17 PM »
dont forget to include us who like to preserve our pinto's w/ alternative drivetrains that arent stock... :)

why is everybody always picking on me???

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« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2008, 05:28:03 PM »
Trust me, no one gets left out here.
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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2008, 07:38:35 PM »
Count me in too!

          To see a mag devoted primarily (if not exclusively) to Pintos would be a dream come true for me. I have had a love affair with Pintos- especially the 1971-1975 era models- since I could recognize a car other than something that Mom or Dad drove me in (I was born in 1972). I do think it would be a good idea to have a magazine that was primarily Pintos but also catered to Mavericks/Comets and Mustang lls as well as the Pinto's twin sister the Bobcat. You could call it Pintos and Other Ford Ponies (or whatever).

             I know this thread is about the magazine but now that we mention toys, collectibles and models that could also be a section in the mag- featuring a fan's passion that he/she can actually bring into the living room! Yes, I have a few toy Pintos myself. I am waiting for the opportunity to get another actual Pinto car again.
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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2008, 08:36:51 PM »
I will be a contributor if it all works out, I have had a lot of experience writing for magazines, and hope this really does happen.

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« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2008, 08:40:20 PM »
I would still like to see our magazine come to life! :D


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« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2008, 08:41:20 PM »
YES!!! ME TOO! Almost as much as I would like to see replacement floorboards for our cars lol ;D
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« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2008, 06:04:28 AM »
Look for an announcement about the magazine this week...
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« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2008, 11:12:29 PM »
I plan to send in a subscription payment once tax season comes around, and before the first release sets sail.

I can't wait to get my hands on the first issue! :D
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Re: Pinto Magazine
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2008, 09:15:12 AM »
I have talked with Matt and am in the process of writing an article for the first edition rollout. I won't say what it is now, but it's a topic near and dear to my own car, as I go through the restoration process. I am excited about this magazine and look forward to being a contributor.

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« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2008, 04:20:52 PM »
Hello! I'm new to the Pinto world, I'm working on buying a 1979 Pinto with only 39k miles on it. I've been reading the forums posts and I really enjoy this site. I have a suggestion for the Pinto magazine.

I don't know the legality of it or what not, but how about putting some of the old Pinto brochures and ads in the magazine? Just a thought but I'm not sure if the items being copyrighted would be allowed by Ford or the advertisement developers. This way people who collect such things can contribute as well, making scanned copies or something to the magazine so we can see advertisements and brochures from that time line.

Another suggestion would be when doing an article on a featured Pinto would be something like "news from this year" related information that tells about what was going on in the U.S. or automobile world during that time. Maybe even some competitors to the Pinto sort of like a side by side comparison? I'd be interested in classic ads, not necessarily of the Pinto, from that era too. Just to bring back memories.

How about an annual edition retro style. All retro through and through? Retro printing style, ads for the Pinto, ads of that era and news from that era? Maybe working chronologicall y from the first year of production to the last year? Basically a retro edition each year for each year the Pinto was in production.

For the budding or professional artists an update on the Pinto if it were still being made today?


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« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2008, 09:47:41 PM »
All good ideas, and some of them are in the works as we speak. I'm open to all kinds of suggestions so keep 'em coming. I will be using old Ford advertisements and other period items as well. I would love to see updates on Pintos from an artistic point of view, to say nothing of cartoons (that one was just to easy to let it go by). If you have anything working, just let me know.

Thanks!
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« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2008, 11:10:46 PM »
Since it will be sourced from the PCCA, how about a page with a list of member's names and contact information (if the member in question decides to release such information), as well as a page welcoming new members to the club?

If not a page of contact information, at least a page recognizing the members so that others that may be interested in purchasing a Pinto can truly see that there are more people that they would have thought who can help them with their future project. People who have hands on experience with the most common, and uncommon problems which haunt a restoration project, or regular maintenance.
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« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2008, 11:38:41 AM »
I think it would be fine if folks will do it, I certainly don't have an issue there, but I wouldn't want to speak for anyone else regarding disseminating contact information. Regarding being sourced from the PCCA, what do you mean? I haven't spoken with anyone in a while so I don't know where things stand.
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« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2008, 05:37:45 PM »
Being sourced from the PCCA....It being produced by members of the PCCA, and the conception of the magazine essentially started here, with the founders and members of the PCCA. Also, I am expecting to see about 98% of the magazine content being submitted or contributed by PCCA members.
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« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2008, 05:07:39 PM »
I don't know how much content will be contributed by club members, probably a fair amount to be certain. I do know the balance will have to come from other sources, which I will primarily have to provide via research etc.; it should be fun and I'm interested to see what comes to pass.
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