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by Steve Saxty
Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Book Steve Keeps Talking About or TBSKTA
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: The Book Steve Keeps Talking About or TBSKTA

Aw, thank-you gents. I tried and I'm glad you like it. The new book will be great but the sheer size of The Cars You Always .... means there's more written info in that book on Capri than its sister book which is more visual. I can see that people want the new one, "Capri 50", which is great but the...
by Steve Saxty
Fri May 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 50: Cover art
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Capri 50: Cover art

Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Just got that in a email and at the end I could not get the done button to work steve it might be me .
Odd, it's seemingly running fine in that loads of people have responded. And, dammit, they all want the Collector's Edition again, Grrr.....
by Steve Saxty
Fri May 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 50: Cover art
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Capri 50: Cover art

Thanks, I'm glad you like it, I know the illustrator will do a special job with this as he did with the profiles in the Collector’s Edition of The Cars You Always which is beginning to sell out now. I’ve just put a survey up BTW which has some more sneak preview images which you’re welcome to take –...
by Steve Saxty
Thu May 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 50: Cover art
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Capri 50: Cover art

I'm feeling rather happy. My illustrator is the same one that drew those lovely profiles in the Collector’s Edition of The Cars You Always…. He came up with this concept artwork for the new Capri 50 book’s cover. What do you think of his sketch that now needs finishing? I think I’ll do a double-side...
by Steve Saxty
Sun May 05, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 50th Anniversary Book
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Capri 50th Anniversary Book

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Hi Steve,
I'm interested in registering for your book, but the link provided doesn't appear to be working for me.

Andrew.
Sorry about that! I evidently seem incapable of the basics like pasting a link - try this one here, it should work OK... https://www.stevesaxty.com/capri50-register

Steve
by Steve Saxty
Sun May 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 50th Anniversary Book
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Capri 50th Anniversary Book

Thanks for registering, it’s heading to sell-out after just a few days so I’m rather overwhelmed! Yes, the Paris Bkue Special is all drawn by the illustrator in Paris and looks great. Here’s the roll-call of the heroes that will join us one last time in print: * GBX in clay 
 * 1969 1600 GT XLR - Su...
by Steve Saxty
Sun May 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri 50th Anniversary Book
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Capri 50th Anniversary Book

So it took me 23 years to get around to doing another book on the Capri and here it is, another one! Yes, another book that I've been quietly working away on to celebrate the car's 50th anniversary. Many of you have a copy of my book, " The Cars You Always Promised Yourself " and I'm really excited ...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Special Forum Price On Saxty's Book
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Special Forum Price On Saxty's Book

That sounds great Steve yes the poster is to good to put up on a wall it needs a frame . I have some strange art work at home so working on the wife of a few Capri pictures up the stairs . So I will hold fire on that as these posters sound very interesting . Hope you mentioned the best of the capri...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Special Forum Price On Saxty's Book
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Special Forum Price On Saxty's Book

That’s a very good saving Steve. Thanks for the offer when can we put our names down for the special book ? I am just writing the last words today and so it's two months from publication I'd guess. I'm going to set up a page for the book so that existing buyers can put their names down. The will ge...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Special Forum Price On Saxty's Book
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Special Forum Price On Saxty's Book

I’ve got some news. You may have read here about my book, The Cars You Always Promised Yourself or own a copy. There’s a video of me flicking through it here. https://www.stevesaxty.com/videos The book 2-3 times bigger than the old Ford books we all have and full colour, but it costs £44.95 or £79.9...
by Steve Saxty
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Question for you
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Question for you

Just being truthful, but the only thing that puts me off the book is the high price. So if it was discounted (even temporarily), then yes I would be more tempted to buy. Not sure if that answers your question or not, but it is my answer :) I would love the book, it looks great, but money rules as a...
by Steve Saxty
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Question for you
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Question for you

Worth ago steve but I always find a book I bought in Waterstones last year being sold half price a year later . Please put me down for your new book and Mr Andrew as we are book worms . Funny I do have a book on capris for Andrew when we meet at this years CCI also will be swapping with young Nick ...
by Steve Saxty
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Question for you
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Question for you

My publisher is about to do a spring sale on their books, as is normal in their world. I'm always a bit loathe to see my book discounted and thought that maybe a club-only one might be more appropriate. I was thinking that if he did a limited time offer of £10 off Collectors and £7.50 off the Standa...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ask Rod Mansfield
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Ask Rod Mansfield

When you did the 2.8i, I am guessing there was a fairly hard limit on the budget and what you were allowed to put into the car for the price it was going to be sold at, but: What would be the next thing you would have added to the original 1981 2.8i if you had been allowed? Would it have been the 5...
by Steve Saxty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ask Rod Mansfield
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Ask Rod Mansfield

Rod Mansfield’s team created the legendary Sierra Cosworth, Capris Injection and ‘80s RS Escorts. I'm talking to him on Tuesday. He’s writing a piece for my new second book about what it was like to engineer the RS Capris and Capri Injection. What questions have you got for him – let me know! And if...
by Steve Saxty
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Autocar rendering of a new Capri
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Autocar rendering of a new Capri

Look, I like Steve Cropley and have known him for decades. We exchanged emails over Xmas when he was doing his Capri piece then. He has my book, and helped with a few quotes. But this, non, niete, no, no... https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/back-popular-demand-reinventing-ford-capri https:...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic ford magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Classic ford magazine

Bonus points then for those that have the book what the first draft of that tagline was?.... I think it's the not quite as catchy "The kind of car you'd always promised yourself if you could afford it". :D Andrew. Give that man a prize for having trudged through the book! The original copywriter li...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

Nope - Stuart was a little reluctant on Escort Cosworth. But it IS an Escort...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic ford magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Classic ford magazine

It looked like a generic modern car to me but hey, ho. Autocar had a more spirited go over Xmas. The well-known journalist there, Steve Cropley saw a Capri as a slinky all-active SUV-coupe. I exchanged a few emails with him over it later and said that I think, as some said here, made drivers feel sp...
by Steve Saxty
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

This is Special Vehicle Engineering - the team that designed the fastest Fords. Can you guess what was the secret car they are hiding there on the right? Rod Mansfield wrote a fascinating insight in my book where he tells us what it was like to do Capri, Cosworth and XRs, you can read more here. htt...