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Author Topic: Beachcomber's Tales from the day  (Read 176077 times)

Offline Brodie

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #750 on: Jun 21, 2017, 15:05:30 »
I agree with Eric. Coffee table would be cool but they usually have a lot of pictures as the bulk. A workshop manual style or an A5 size would be cool. I think a thick paperback would be the go. Hard cover is definitely nicer but costs a bit more.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Offline Tune-A-Fishİ

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #751 on: Jun 21, 2017, 15:17:18 »
How about the stories in digital read by Beach lol that shit would sell for road trip laughter 🤠


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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #752 on: Jun 21, 2017, 18:43:59 »
Re: pix / graffix.

I have written permission from artist John Hancox to use his renderings ( royalties of course ) + my artist pal Ian Cunningham ( iancunninghamart.co.uk.) has agreed to do a series of period correct paintings to accompany the Tales.

So, the book could be quite art heavy ?
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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #753 on: Jun 21, 2017, 18:47:47 »
Looking forward to seeing and buying a copy.
El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

Offline beachcomber

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #754 on: Jun 22, 2017, 05:46:57 »
Looking forward to seeing and buying a copy.

Hey there Hoof - all OK mate ?

I would like your permission to add a "guest" tale from your own postings - let me know.

TJ
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #755 on: Jun 22, 2017, 12:50:54 »
All is good (more or less) BC.  Just been exploding Weslakes and trying to get ready for Bonneville.   Thankfully parts are still available.   By all means use any story I told you.   Hope you are keeping OK.

El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #756 on: Aug 09, 2017, 06:14:35 »
Update, all the Tales have now been proof read and I 'm going through to make certain there's no little details I've left out. I've expanded a couple of the early Tales, when I was still unsure if peeps were interested or not and kept them shortish. 8)

I just need to get clarity from a couple of potential publishers before I go any further down that route - I guess production costs will eventually play a part in "what format". ;)

Thanx for the offer Hoof, a couple of guest Tales from similar era peeps would be good.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #757 on: Aug 11, 2017, 23:06:06 »
Wow BC. I found this thread not long a go (currently on page 33) I am really enjoying all the tales. Photobucket is spoilling things a little. I would love to have several copies of your book.
At the turn of century I was in my early 20's and would spent many hours in laybys on the new Andover ring road (very near to Thruxton race track) we would race each other and especially strangers between the round abouts with all the usual hiding, running from the plod. VERY pre digital days so if you were not court you nearly always got away with it. Somethings don't change huh. Anyways you are a great story teller. Thanks for sharing and I know I am not alone when I wish you good health  :)
« Last Edit: Aug 11, 2017, 23:13:30 by Popeye SXM »

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #758 on: Aug 12, 2017, 06:08:58 »
Popeye, thanx for the kind words.

Re: Photofuckit. I'm going through the tales one by one [ !!! ] where the pix have been hi-jacked, to see if it's possible to load direct to the site. Well, yes, I can do that - but I need to delete all the speedos !
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"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #759 on: Aug 14, 2017, 08:12:45 »
Once you upload to this site, you'll have an address.  Just replace the address for each image with the edit function.