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Pagoda World Issue 11
« on: October 10, 2009, 09:34:23 »
Pagoda World Issue 11 is finally in the mail!

Full member geographic breakdown:
  • USA: 243
  • Europe: 69
  • Canada: 20
  • Australia: 10
  • Rest of the world: 16

This is my first issue as the new editor of Pagoda World, so please tell me what you think!
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 16:00:29 »
Look forward to receiving it! Europe looks under-represented  ???

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Whoa! 113 newsletter!
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 21:32:38 »
I just got the new format 113 newsletter from my mail delivery and I nearly flipped out!

Holy moly. Well done! Bravo! Superb work gents. Hats off to all that made it possible. 

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Re: Whoa! 113 newsletter!
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 22:24:14 »
Royal Mail!!! >:(

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 23:45:36 »
Waqas,
WOW!!!!!!!
Came home today to find my PLAIN MANILA ENVELOPE with W113 in return address slot. Tore it open to find the most beautiful addition of Pagoda World.
Congratulation Waqas, it's fantastic looking, wonderful photography and I was even mentioned twice.

You should be especially proud of your first addition it's FIRST RATE!!!

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Re: Whoa! 113 newsletter!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 00:10:26 »
Me too!  Excellent job - the cover photos are outstanding!  I also like the old ads at the back.  Well done! ;)
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 03:15:19 »
VERY well done!  Nice printing, expert layout, what an excellent presentation.  Congratulations, you've done a first rate job!
Bob in Portland, Oregon.

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 15:00:50 »
My first issue as a member, it is very professionally layed out, articles & images. Well done!

Shaun
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 16:17:38 »
Great job - it really looks great.  (what's up w/ the headlights on the cover car?)
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009, 16:36:25 »
I add my congratulations as well!  I received it last night and enjoyed it very much.

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2009, 17:17:30 »
Exceptional work fellas... just got it yesterday, along with the back-issues I ordered, and the progress/improvements period-to-period are markedly apparent. Bravo, and well worth the price of admission.

Cheers... Brian

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2009, 19:22:21 »
Great job - it really looks great.  (what's up w/ the headlights on the cover car?)
I think Waqas likes women with blue eyes...  ;)
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 21:43:52 »
I loved it so much that I will read it again today.  Great layout and I cant wait till I get the next one.  Thanks for the hard work.
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 22:57:50 »
Jam up good job Waqas!  Very professional and well put together issue. 
The photography, the stories, the editing, the quality, is all top notch! 
 
Being apart of PUB '09 makes it that much more special for me.

Aloha,
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2009, 00:24:36 »
Absolutely Beautiful!!  Now I want the previous 10 issues......   I am so pleased with this group.   I have only been a member for a month and everyone has been so helpful, this will make this project even better than I imagined!!
THANKS.....

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2009, 01:45:24 »
Waqas,

Just rec'd my copy.  It really did turn out nicely!  Great job!  I know you spent lots of hours on this.  Thank you! 
bob  :)
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2009, 04:28:54 »
Nice work.  I know of one vendor who would have liked to have advertised in it.
Enjoy some pictures at this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8292359@N06/sets/72157603240571101/show/

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2009, 07:03:16 »
Issue 11 is by far the best of all the issues.  We, as a group, are really moving in the right direction.  Again well done.
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2009, 09:37:04 »
Clearly us overseas members are dying in anticipation.... but I'm pleased to see the responses... If this issue is so exciting, please realise that it, like most things around here is put together by a small but merry band of volunteers. So get your quill, pen or laptop out, and write an article too! Put your sketch-pad, SLR-camera or digital snapper to good use. Produce some content for the next issue of Pagoda Notes, Pagoda World or the Technical Manual. Don't be shy!

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2009, 18:47:13 »
Waqas
It is very evident that a lot of time and effort went into issue 11. Thank You.

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2009, 20:59:30 »
Waqas,

the issue just arrived today by mail... and excellent it is indeed. Also thanks to the article writers, and to Waqas for putting in all the hours, and pulling it together. Photography is great too...

Let's hope we can issue the next PW within about 8 months or so!

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2009, 04:06:04 »
I was very excited when the post woman handed mine to me today after giving my German Short Hair Pointer a biscuit first!   First rate...keep up the great work!

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2009, 07:30:02 »
Recieved my issue yesterday- looks very nice indeed. Also recieved my back issues, thanks very much.

I'll find some time to have a good old read and catch up!
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pagodaworld issue 11
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2009, 10:41:41 »
Received the latest issue (11th allready) in the mailbox yesterday. Congrats to all contributors for the nice articles. Printing quality is very high if you compare with the first issues. My collection starts with issue 4, 2004. Maybe there's a way to obtain the first 3 missing Peter?
Regards to you all,
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2009, 13:42:33 »
Just to let you know that I just received the PW this morning and am absolutely happy skipping some work time and read my copy:-)

I am joining other members in congratulating you and all contributors on this fantastic achievement.

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2009, 15:03:10 »
Received my copy yesterday. Very professional and informative. Chapeau for the editor and board!

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Re: pagodaworld issue 11
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2009, 15:20:56 »
I don't believe there's any stock left... we are deliberately making these issues a Collectors Item.

Check Waqas'  post on Pagoda World back issue availability in the Announcements section: http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=11537.0

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2009, 19:29:58 »
Folks, thanks for all the kind words! It means a lot to me.

Thanks to all the authors: Bob Possel, Ray Hays, Phil Auldridge, Alfred Esser, Larry Hemstreet; the photographers: Ben Cosgrave, Kathleen Wagner; the proofreaders: Jon Bernardi, Mike Hund, Bob Possel, Alfred Esser, and Alison (my very own blue-eyed beauty, as per Bob's comment below :) )

Someone asked about what took the most time: I have to say editing the colors of each and every photograph until they all played nice with other photos on the same page. I'm really happy to hear that this effort paid off and folks took notice.

Please send me any comments about ways to make improvements, so that our next issue can be even better!

Also, we need much more material (articles, stories, photos, anything) for future issues, so please start working and send them in. I'll soon create an official submission thread with more details.
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2009, 20:52:25 »
(what's up w/ the headlights on the cover car?)

The cover shows Gus Monahu's red 280 SL (don't remember who owns the white one). I believe Gus has installed Xenon headlamps.
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2009, 01:38:33 »
Quote
Please send me any comments about ways to make improvements, so that our next issue can be even better!

Short of the next issue having a centerfold pop up of a 1968 250SL Dark Olive/Cognac/4 speed... improvements are going to be tough. Excellent!

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2009, 02:06:59 »
Hello All - - - You know, Mike may have inadvertently hit on a GREAT IDEA.    How about if we have a Centerfold Pagoda in every issue?   

Those of us who think they have the photography skills to capture the essence of their car,  can submit photos to the board for review and selection.

Keep in mind, that since  Playboy has now reached a new low point in their publishing standards, perhaps we should jump in the fray.

I would love to be one of the first entrants, but I refuse to pose in a thong while laying  across my hood!


Regards,     Larry in CA






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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2009, 04:43:18 »
If YOU posed in a thong, I'd refuse to read it!  ;D

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2009, 04:53:40 »
"Keep in mind, that since  Playboy has now reached a new low point in their publishing standards, perhaps we should jump in the fray."

If you are referring to the recent issue in which Marge Simpson is the centerfold, I can only say that this may give new meaning to the phrase, "I only get it for the articles!"
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« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2009, 22:24:52 »
Just got my new copy of pagoda world its magnificent.Well done to all involved. Mike Rutledge Liverpool ;D

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2009, 10:59:13 »
My copy arrived to Brisbane, Wednesday.

Interesting articles and great looking magazine.

re: Pagoda Centerfold
I like pics without staples in the middle of them.

Thanks guys
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2009, 10:02:14 »
...anyway, to replace a missing post... :'(

Received my copy of PW on Saturday... ;D

Waqas, you did an outstanding job! Congrats once again.
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2009, 21:39:48 »
Still did not receive mine  ??? ??? ??? Maybe it's time to put out an APB  :'(
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2009, 00:25:11 »
........just like our cars, Pagoda World 11 oozes with class !
Thank you very much!

CHEERS !
WITT ! ......one of the twenty Canadians !

PS: I am all in favor of a Pagoda center fold........with a girl......couldn't think of a better background. ;)

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2009, 20:59:17 »
I got it, I got it ........ Like a kid with a new toy  ;D

I will read and send an update. ::)

Thank you very much Waqas & all involved.

( PS; I received 2 copies! One says Cees Klumper!! ONLY KIDDING Cees  :P ... )

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2009, 21:14:46 »
Waqas,

just to say thank you for the back issues that I got this morning. They are great as collection pieces and interesting for their contents.... as always. But... I must admit, their look confirms how great was the job about the last issue number 11.

Not only was it a big step in terms of printing techniques, but also a big step for the Pagoda humanity ;D
thanks once more
Stan
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2010, 21:49:48 »
I would like to buy all back issues of Pagoda world. How do I go about doing this?


Best


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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2010, 23:43:36 »
For details how to order back issues see: http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=11537.0
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2010, 18:32:31 »
Hello Waquas,

just wondering if I should have received issue number 11 or was I not in mailing list at the time?
If not I will gladly order back issues.

Best regards Alex

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 11
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2010, 19:05:55 »
Hello Alex,
you became a full member on October 27 which was unfortunately too late for PW11, but you will receive PW12.
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