Custom Car Fiesta being knocked again !

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Postby Volksron » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:26 pm

'Custom Car' magazine, Page 10, November 2009
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The current Ed hates the Fiesta I designed and painted for the magazine in 1977.
I personally wouldn't been seen dead in it today- but it was fashionable then.
It was based on the new (then) Ford Fiesta car and filling in the side windows
prompted FORD to make the FIESTAVAN.

The vehicle was used as Custom Car's own promotional staff car for over a year before it was sold on.
The money I earned from the winning design started my own business at a time when Custom Cars were largely
of British origin. Custom Car is now full of American cars with just a smattering of British tin.

I have sent a lengthy email to the Editor which includes a copy of the letter he has mentioned.
In the original letter I was critical - but not abusive. I have asked him if he knows the difference?
...and does he know the difference between slander and libel.

I shall be interested in his reply.....and how many cars built today will be remembered thirty two years later?

(The bodywork was carried out by Chris Boyle -'Wizard Roadsters' in Bournmouth)
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Postby Volksron » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:13 pm

...as I said Nic, I wouldn't be seen dead in it today. But you can't change history.
It's the 'Abusive' bit that gets me, It's not in my nature.
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Postby famous phil » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:56 pm

Volksron wrote:...as I said Nic, I wouldn't be seen dead in it today. But you can't change history.
It's the 'Abusive' bit that gets me, It's not in my nature.

I think if it were mat black with V6 power and rear wheel drive , then maybe it would be somet to be seen in :D as for the reply to the letter I think the mag got it wrong :twisted:
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Postby Volksron » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:21 pm

:shock: I didn't get a reply from my email to the editor of Custom Car,

- but this appeared in this months Mailbag.
I think this is the nearest I will be getting to an apology.....


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....the thing that miffs me now, is that Mark Blows got an Alldrive
Socket set for the letter - and I got sod all!...but thanks Mark.


Well that's the way it goes, I suppose, - musn't grumble.

Incidently, the car was given FREE to Custom Car by Ford Motor Company as a promo - with all the
modifications totalling £1000 in cost - that was parts and labour.
Although I won £500 on top of that, I did all the airbrushing and panel painting for FREE.
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Postby Volksron » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:35 pm

:lol: Mark Blows is a fellow member of the National Street Rod Association.
Although I don't know him, I have left him a quick thank you on the forum,
....and given him my address to forward the tools onto (?)

- now I think I'll let it lie.
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Postby Lee C » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:39 pm

Helllllloooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did NO ONE see the boobs :lol: :oops:
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Postby COVIN » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:46 pm

Lee C wrote:Helllllloooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did NO ONE see the boobs :lol: :oops:

Yes :wink: :lol:
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Postby steve9bugg » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:51 pm

What boobs :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby chris y » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:53 am

Ive never seen this thread before Ron but I did buy the CC mag where he slags the car off. I was quite annoyed to read it.

I too think its out of order, it may be unfashionable now but then a hell of a lot of the cars featured by them back then are, they are though all part of rodding history.

The ed is very foolish for slagging off the content of his own magazine.

By the way, nice work, do you have any pics of other work you did back then?

Oh, and I actually would be seen in it, I love 70s retro cheese.
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Postby Volksron » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:11 pm

:D Cheers Chris..

As my airbrushing and signwrtiting was just a way of paying my mortgage,
I rarely kept photographic records as it didn't seem worth while.
Besides all I could see then, were the minor mistakes
- now, almost 40 years on, I naturally regret it.
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