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Pagoda World Issue 13
« on: April 27, 2012, 23:49:12 »
After many starts and stops, Pagoda World Issue 13 finally hit the printing presses this week, and many of you should receive your copy by late next week.

Packed with some great articles, PW13 sports a higher page-count (the highest so far). We have also transitioned to a new Indigo digital printing press, which really brings out the richness in the colors. I can unabashedly say that this is our best issue so far.
Waqas (Wa-kaas) in Austin, Texas

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 04:02:30 »
Great,  i can't wait!  Thanks to all that are involved with the production of Pagoda World, I really do enjoy receiving them.

Jim Donati
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 14:34:29 »
Arrived in yesterday (May 17) mail...
Michael Salemi
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 20:57:23 »
Arrived yesterday as well and worth the wait.   Great job!
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 23:24:34 »
Hi Waqas.  Hope all is well with you.  My issue  arrived yesterday.  I agree with you that it is the best issue ever.  You and the other contributors are to be commended for a job well done.

Mike
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 23:57:38 »
Waqas:

A heartfelt thank you for all of your efforts - a truly excellent product.

I don't know how you will top it, but I surely hope you do!
Rick Bogart
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 00:21:06 »
Got mine today.  Very nice!!!  Great job.


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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 04:06:44 »
:D  Got mine today as well.    This publication is every bit as classy as the cars we love so much !

Thanks,

Hank

 

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 07:40:08 »
Thanks Waqas and all those who contributed.  I received mine on 5/16 nice to live two freeway exits south of the N.Amer. distribution center of Solana Beach CA (aka Alfred's hometown).  Very nice work gentlemen I am enjoying the articles, photos and the 113 community.

Chris
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 08:49:26 »
Sorry Chris, your copy and all the others was distributed by Waqas from Austin in the Lone Star state.
Nice issue again Waqas, congrats!
Alfred
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2012, 12:30:21 »
Got mine today, Waqas.

Great Result!

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2012, 12:40:25 »
Got mine too. Thanks :) :)
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2012, 13:55:11 »
Got mine too, Thank you  ;D
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2012, 18:41:07 »
Got mine too today, uk post busy today it appears!

Neil
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 23:30:30 »
Received today. What a beautiful magazine.

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 15:03:30 »
Many great points about this edition. Thank you for your efforts (to all that contributed and Waqas, of course).
The pictures of the 5 Pagodes in Australia are fantastic !!
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2012, 09:37:35 »
Got mine yesterday, thanks for your impressive effort :-)

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2012, 15:56:57 »
FANTASTIC Pics from Oz

Made my day! Thanks!
James L
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 06:31:30 »
Thanks Waqas,

Mine arrived in Blacklick yesterday.  Looks great!

ja17
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012, 06:53:10 »
Thank you all for the kind comments.

Some further notes:
  • There were additional delays whilst sorting through some mailing difficulties. Apologies for that.
  • This issue sports many improvements, too numerous to mention, some more subtle than others. The evolution from Issue 11 to 13 is quite noticeable though.
  • I'm especially happy to have been able to finally include all those vintage photos for the "buyer's guide"-- can't use this stuff on just any article you know!  8)
  • I've also radically increased the number of vintage advertisements. Do let me know what you think.

Glad you're all enjoying the magazine-- now please start writing those articles and snapping new photos for the next issue!  ;)

Best regards,
-Waqas
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2012, 03:50:55 »
Hello Waqas,

Thanks for the latest Pagoda World.
I say it is a terrific publication, not only because you have used so many beautiful pictures in which my car is shown, but because of the other pictures, articles and layout.

The pictures of Queensland cars were taken by professional photographer Murray Waite who also is the editor of our local MB Club magazine--Super Star.
His photographs show the quality of his work which is reflected in the club magazine.

My car is the white 250SL second from the bottom (cover pic) registration plates 113MBR.

Each car has a story behind it.
some are shown below
One has had nut and bolt restoration, then sold with a 6 figure asking price.
One (mine) has been repainted by previous owner but kept the original interior patina.
One was in a front ender, written off by the insurance company which then gave the wreck to the owner who then had the car rebuilt to perfection.
One was bought from Tasmania and driven back to Queensland with no apparent problems.

Thanks for the effort you put into the magazine production and the quality of publication.

regards
Bob Smith (Brisbane,Australia)
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best of the best

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2012, 04:38:12 »
I concur with Bob,

Waqas, a great issue this time and improving with every publication.

Love the Queensland photos, four loverly looking cars for the 2013 rally to Canberra ;)

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2012, 10:44:06 »
I finally received my copy today...  ;D

Well done Waqas and thanks for an outstanding edition.
Jaco van der Walt

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2012, 13:41:22 »
Mine (NL) also reached the Netherlands on the 25th of May... Excellent issue... great pictures.
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2012, 16:54:29 »
Waqas, they just keep getting better and better.  Thank you sincerely for all your work and devotion.  And thanks to the contributors.  The articles are inspiring.  I wish I had copies of all the Pagoda Worlds from the beginning.  If anyone has available extras of those before Issue 10, I would appreciate a contact.

Keep up the excellent work and maybe someday, I`ll scrape up the courage and knowledge to contribute, even though the articles of past contributors is intimidating.

Thanks again.

Tom Kizer
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Is: Dark Blue 332G with Dark Blue Leather (220, I think)

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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2012, 23:27:36 »
Dear Waqas,

Mine reached Deutschland 2 weeks ago. Absolutly excellent issue... great pictures, thanks a lot for your great efforts!

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Glad you're all enjoying the magazine-- now please start writing those articles and snapping new photos for the next issue!   ;)

Yes, sure! Please keep me pushing, otherwise I may be slow with this... :o ;)


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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2013, 00:53:47 »
Peter (pj) gave me his Pagoda World # 14 to read and I took it to St John's MI Classic on the Green with me (I missed the mailing deadline of #14 ~ requested just after the mailing I guess), naturally I promptly lost it someplace in the hotel. Luckily, there are some more to be had so I promptly ordered 2 #14 (so I could return one to Peter) and one each of the back issues #13, #12 and #11. I love each one of them and the great stories and pictures.

Thanks for the great issues and keep up the wonderful work!

I will write a little story how I came about finding my car and include some special photos as well for the Editor to review. He might decide to include it in issue #14 if there is space to do so. It does have some funny moment that some of the members might enjoy reading :)
« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 01:10:52 by Rolf-Dieter »
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Re: Pagoda World Issue 13
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2014, 18:28:06 »
Has PW #14 been published yet?  I moved just after Williamsburg P-50 event and if PW #14 has been sent out, the USPS did not forward to me. Waqs can you get back to me on this?  There were to be photos of the P-50 Williamsburg event in it.
Thanks,
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