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BignastyGS
06-12-2009, 04:27 PM
I received my ad that shows the 1986 Century GS which I got from Ebay. On the reverse side,there is an article about the 1986 Omni GLHS and it's from a June 1986 magazine. I was told it was from the Car and Driver magazine,but since I already have that issue,I can confirm it is the incorrect magazine. The Omni article was written by Dean Batchelor and the pictures by Randy Lorentzen. I am thinking this article is from the 1986 Road and track,but when I searched on the net,they list the article as in the 4/86 magazine. I was hoping anyone would have some of these issues and could point me in the right direction.

a1veedubber
06-12-2009, 05:31 PM
When you posted that you got that ad, I was thinking of asking what was on the back of it :)

FWIW, Dean Batchelor was a writer & editor for Road & Track for long time I think. Perhaps this one??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ROAD-TRACK-1986-JUNE-CORVETTES-MASERATIS-ACURA_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el111 6QQhashZitem5880b4fdadQQitemZ380116467117QQptZMaga zinesQQsalenotsupported

Strangely enough, I have this magazine & I do not think the Cent GS ad is in it????? More than one printing perhaps?

BignastyGS
06-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Matt,
That's what I thought after I did some research into Dean. I already sent that guy a question as to if he could look at the page and see if it indeed has the ad on it. I can't find much about the 1986 road tests from magazines,but I am getting a lot closer.For sure, the GS ad is on page 61.I have the Car and Driver June 1986 issue and there is a decent article of a Ciera GT I would let someone have if they pay the shipping and they were a fan. I will not need it.Here are both sides of the ad I received..
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa105/bignastyGS_photos/GLHSadMedium.jpg



http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa105/bignastyGS_photos/Buick%20pics/86GSadMedium.jpg

T5258
06-12-2009, 06:22 PM
looking at the font style of the text I believe that it's from an early issue of Automobile Magazine....

a1veedubber
06-12-2009, 07:34 PM
One question I have is why Buick was running an ad for a vehicle it no longer produced? June is the switchover month for the next MY's vehicles!

Oh, and I want to find one of those ads for myself! Would look great with my Lesabre Grand National ad!

a1veedubber
06-12-2009, 07:36 PM
looking at the font style of the text I believe that it's from an early issue of Automobile Magazine....

I am pretty sure thats a R&T. If I could find my old issues I would know for sure! I did find my 83 issue of C&D with all the new Buick T-Types on the cover though!

T5258
06-12-2009, 11:36 PM
I am pretty sure thats a R&T. If I could find my old issues I would know for sure! I did find my 83 issue of C&D with all the new Buick T-Types on the cover though!

Trust me....it's Automobile.....

a1veedubber
06-13-2009, 01:10 AM
Trust me....it's Automobile.....

The thing that makes me agree w/you is that I have the June 86 C&D & R&T somewhere in my collection and I know I have never seen that ad before. Well, there was one June 86 Automobile on Fleabay & I just bought it, so I will know soon enough! (Sweet Lotus Esprit on the cover too! Woo!)

BignastyGS
06-13-2009, 01:52 AM
And I just bought the June 86 Road and track...We'll find it hopefully in one of these magazines...

a1veedubber
06-13-2009, 02:44 AM
Well, between the two of us we will have it nailed down for sure!

Electra_T_Type
06-13-2009, 07:54 AM
But wait my version of the ad has a totally different article on the back about 60's NASCAR racing.

a1veedubber
06-14-2009, 11:02 PM
But wait my version of the ad has a totally different article on the back about 60's NASCAR racing.



The plot.......IT THICKENS!!!! :rofl:

SilentWing
06-15-2009, 05:43 PM
Just a thought.... if there's a possiblilty it's from Automobile Magazine they sell reprints of articles and have a contact form where you can request an article title... so Maybe you could email them and find out if the article by Dean was ever in their magazine....

Here's a contact form for ordering reprints:
http://www.wrightsreprints.com/reprints/contact.cfm?magid=714&urlx=&title=


If it's R&T magazine they have various customer support contacts including an area where they list a guy to contact for reprints:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=19&article_id=166

Like I said.... just a thought... especially since you have the title and author of an article from whatever mag it was :)

BignastyGS
06-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Well, It's not in the June 1986 Road and Track.Received mine today and there is an article about the STE Pontiacs though.Anyone interested in buying it? 5 Bucks shipped to yo. Actually,it's in nice shape as well...

a1veedubber
06-17-2009, 10:58 PM
Still waiting on the Automobile mag....it's coming from Canada!

a1veedubber
06-30-2009, 01:50 AM
OK, I can now confirm that it is indeed the June 86 Automobile. The magazine was worth the $$ too, lots of other good stuff in there!

BignastyGS
06-30-2009, 08:38 PM
Damn you Matt.... lol Now I need to get me that magazine. I'll make a deal on the 3 mags I have since they all have an A body in them. Can you post the cover so I know I am getting the right one(s)? Thanks for the awesome help by the way! I assume it is the one with the Lotus on the cover???

T5258
06-30-2009, 09:38 PM
looking at the font style of the text I believe that it's from an early issue of Automobile Magazine....

todjer.......;)

Prospeeder
06-30-2009, 10:02 PM
abodies in magazines? You need to be scanning and uploading them!

BignastyGS
06-30-2009, 10:08 PM
There are 2 books that have 6000 series cars in them...I'll part with all of them for $7.50 plus shipping. I have $15 in them alone...I have June and July 1986 Car and Driver as well as a June 1986 Road and track.

a1veedubber
07-01-2009, 01:11 AM
Damn you Matt.... lol Now I need to get me that magazine. I'll make a deal on the 3 mags I have since they all have an A body in them. Can you post the cover so I know I am getting the right one(s)? Thanks for the awesome help by the way! I assume it is the one with the Lotus on the cover???

Yes, it has the Lotus Esptir on the cover, with a Union Jack behind it. Glorious !!

Electra_T_Type
07-01-2009, 02:18 AM
Three on ebay right now...
Now we need to figure out where mines from.

a1veedubber
07-05-2009, 03:49 PM
Three on ebay right now...
Now we need to figure out where mines from.

Which ad?

BignastyGS
09-15-2009, 11:32 PM
Matt,
Could you get me a page number where th ad is?? I have a line on one and would like to ask the seller if the ad is in the issue..
Thanks, Pat