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The new magazine is from the publisher of Vintage Truck which I like a lot. They have met with the SPAAMFAA board and have tried to include them in their plans. I hope it doesn't ultimately kill the SPAAMFAA magazine.

Money, sex, and fire; everybody thinks everyone else is getting more than they are!

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Got my free copy with the last issue of Vintage Truck..It reads as follows:

For new subscriptions,customer service etc

Vintage Fire Truck & Equipment

Circulation Department

PO Box 3013

Langhorne PA 19047

Phone 888-760-8108

Fax 215-788-6887

email: ertelpublishing@incfull.com

For letters, stories, etc

Editorial Office

PO Box 838

Yellow Springs OH 45387

phone 937-767-1433

Fax 937-767-2726

email: jack@ertelpublishing.com

WEBSITE: www.vintagefiretruck.com

Brocky

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I wondered if anyone has gotten the second issue yet?

I was wondering the same thing. None of my friends who subscribed have gotten it yet and neither have I.

Money, sex, and fire; everybody thinks everyone else is getting more than they are!

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I finally got the second issue today. So far I am not impressed in that it seems to contain more factual errors than I would expect from any publication. Statements such as the one that "Mack purchased Ahrens-Fox" are simply not true (they bought out Beck for the bus business and ended up with the remnants of A-F including the design of what would become the C model) and I would hope any publication would do a better job of fact checking before an article is published.

Here is a link to the history of the purchase: http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/35258-mack-beck-inter-city-buses/

And not to be too much of a nit-picker, but the article on the Pompano ALF states "no expense was spared in the restoration" and goes on to feature a photo of the back step where two building type soda-acid extinguishers are mounted; something that would have never been on the original piece.

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hopefully they will get better , topics on how to do items ,where to find etc.

I hope so, but I'm pretty pessimistic. For a magazine called "Vintage Fire Truck" I thought they could have done a much better job of identifying the trucks in the gold leaf article. At the very least a quick model and year identification. I subscribe to magazines like this because I like truck porn and I want more of it.

One of the things they always stressed in classes I attended that taught us how to deal with the media is that the media are media experts, not experts on the subject matter you deal with. I think this is a classic example of this; they know how to put a magazine together, but they don't know old fire trucks.

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