Sunday, February 20, 2011
Another slowdown was the changeover in designers. My pal Richard Hansen has been doing the graphic work on the TBT since I took over as editor a few years back. Richard always turned in a stellar job, and many club members went out of their way to let me know that they loved the way the magazine looked... so it was a big bummer when Richard had to head to Scotland for an emergency trip with no return in sight. Enter Dean Seavers.
front engined slingshot dragster, with a big focus on British sports cars. Dean has been heavily involved in the vintage Go Kart scene over the past ten years and designed the Kart club's newsletter- which was very similar to the TBT. He'd long ago mentioned that if I ever needed help on the TBT he'd love to do it. Richard left big shoes to fill, but Dean did a great job.
It helped that there was a lot of great stuff to work with- Mike Bainter turned in his as-always excellent blow by blow of the Sept meet, we concluded Marty Stein's epic history of the 1953 Nardi-Crosleys, new member Chuck Latty detailed his search for just the right sedan, and I reported on October's Joe Puckett Cup Hmod Race. We wrapped the whole thing in a cover inspired by the Sportscar Specials Trend book from 1958: