Still a staple. A great example of lasting quality.
I buy this magazine every week. I have cancelled subscriptions to other magazines. Why? Not interested in how to "look my best sexy self", pseudo celebrities, pages of unappealing ads, or other mind numbing trash. CL has articles on art, dogs, the best gin, cane collecting, and other quirky things. The recent celebrations of Beatrix Potter and Capability Brown were wonderful. Every week is a cover to cover read.
Oh yes , the Saab 99 . We had one in green . It was a wonderful car and fast too . I remember a school friend exclaiming that it was twice the price of a Ford Escort . Funny thing is , I said something similar about our Saab to another boy whose father had just bought a Range Rover Classic ( as they're called nowadays ) . Pecking order lives on .......
The man who kept our Volvos running said never by a Saab. We had four different Volvos, two of which were 18 years old when they were replaced. These days, though, we prefer to hang onto our stock instead of our old cars. If we had a barn and the space, though...
Of course, he really said never buy a Saab. But I don't think he ever had to work on a Citroën, a fascinating car.
Family friends drove 1969 Citroens. The husband passed away in the mid 70s, but she continued to be a fixture being driven by her faithful maid along with whichever generation of dogs along side her. They had numerous generations of dogs which kept the same name. By the late 80s her children said it was really time for her to get a new car, as a mechanic had to be brought in from I don't know where each time the thing had a problem. They dragged her down to the Mercedes dealership where she instructed the salesman to get in the Citroen and to tell her honestly if he felt his cars were more comfortable. No. She drove that car until the day she died.
In the mid-2000s, I worked for an automotive supplier in Sweden (I was filling in for one of my colleagues, who got a year off with pay for paternity leave). Volvo and SAAB were two of my customers. The Volvo factory in Gothenburg (owned at the time by Ford) was highly automated and the cars were largely assembled by robots. SAAB was owned by Ford's arch rival General Motors, who had little interest in the small company. The brand was diluted by having Subaru and Chevrolet produce cars and SUVs with the SAAB logo. The SAAB cars built in the Trollhattan factory (9-3, 9-5, 9-5 wagon) were mostly hand-assembled. The workers took great pride in their jobs. It saddened me when SAAB Automobile filed for bankruptcy.
Lindisfarne Castle... I must have walked its surrounding paths a hundred times. A glorious place.
A really good magazine is Garden and Gun. It has alot of different articles with nice photos.
I third this, I have subscribed to G&G for 3 years and cherish each issue! I would love to find some old CLs to collect!