Thanks for the comliments, guys. Funnily enough, in reference to the OP, a reporter and photographer actually came down to me almost exactly a year ago and spent the entire day with me and the car, taking pics, writing a feature, took the guy out for a run in it and showed him what proper rotary righteousness is all about. This was after I got in contact with the previous editor to Dan Sherwood after he wrote an editorial about wanting to feature more road daily driven cars and get away from irrelevant track stuff. We agreed that my daily driven commuter spec single turbo 400+ bhp car was a worthwhile candidate, hence the inestimable Carolgees and Matt Richardson (I think) spent the day with us.
Needless to say, the feature never appeared, though you printed some pics I\'d sent in in the "Readers Cars" section. It was a bit annoying because my tuner had burst a gut to get the car finished in time (it was literally finished mapping the day before the photoshoot) and Adam very kindly gave up an entire day to help me get it sorted (we finished cleaning and polishing half an hour before the journos turned up.)
I\'ve since emailed the editor several times but he hasn\'t even had the courtesy to reply, which I consider just plain rude, really. I would have expected a reply even to say "actually, we thought your car is rubbish after all, thanks but no thanks." The photographer said he would send me a disc of photos but never did, either.
Adam had a load of pics on his photobucket he took of the photoshoot, but I can\'t find the link now. I didn\'t take any because I was busy doing the "interview" so its almost like I dreamed the whole thing. Carolgees will probably remember it though, we nearly got rear-ended on the "test run" by a pensioner. It helped him understand why I\'m called Lucky lol.
The only pic I can find now is one of Adam\'s that I retouched. Good job I didn\'t get all excited and tell all my mates "oooooh, I\'m gonna have a mag feature on my car", I\'d have looked a right idiot then, wouldn\'t I? :mad: Wish I\'d gone to Banzai now :rolleyes: All in all, a very embittering experience that led me to stop buying JP altogether after repeated attempts to get a reply to my emails (I just flip through it in Smiths now lol). Like I say, I don\'t mind the car being passed over because it wasn\'t good enough (which it is) but to simply ignore me is just rude.