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Freako
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Cassette tapes with car sounds

I once worked at a place who distributed foreign magazines and newspapers in Denmark, and lots of the mags had diskette games, cassette tapes and other gadgets added to the magazine covers. When the mags got returned we couldn't sell them so they went into recycling, and we ripped the mag covers for whatever it was.

The British car magazine "Popular classics" had at a particular time, cassette tapes with sounds of different cars added to it, and I have at home 2 of those. The car sounds featured are:

Austin A35, Jaguar E-type 3.8 and series III V12, Reliant Scimitar GTC, MG B GT V8, Auto Union DKW, Jowett Jupiter, Volkswagen Beetle, Audi Quattro, Ford Capri 3000 GT, Lotus Excel, Jensen Interceptor, Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport and Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

Sadly there are of course no American big blocks (except for the Jensen Interceptor that sported a large Chrysler V8 motor), but wouldn't I have loved to listen to Corvettes, Shelby's etc. Anyway, the sound of a Jaguar or Porsche is enough to make me drool. How about that for audio? Anybody with sounds of American super cars out there?

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Jazziz magazine and a UK mag (Grammophone?) often had CDs glued to their front covers. I think one of the classical disc was Vlado Perlemuter: Debussy and Ravel that I have. It said BBC Music Magazine on the back of the disc and the sound was very nice.

It makes me wonder about the possiblity of a one-time use subscriber code for 1 or 2 free high bitrate downloads for new artists who want to showcase the launching of their careers to the audio magazine of their choice.

The expense of attaching a full jewelcase cd to a magazine is not cheap. The high quality download makes more sense to me if it is workable.

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We can only hope that some of the suits in the business reads your excellent suggestion

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Mr Duck, I think you should write to the producers of the UK show 'Top Gear' and offer them a copy of those tapes and suggest they make one of US monster engines. They composed a version of the show's theme song using the engine noises of a range of cars selecting specific engine speeds to match the musical notes of that theme. Sounded hysterical. Me, I hate noisy engines but if I had to choose one to listen to it would be an Italian v12 - preferably a Lamborghini 'Espada' from the 1980's.

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Nice show, I love to watch them. A Maserati or a Lambo would do just fine in my collection

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Nice show, I love to watch them. A Maserati or a Lambo would do just fine in my collection


For me watching it is a guilty pleasure. Despite the brilliant photography, endlessly amusing antics of the compares etc it does really encourage people to get out on the roads and kill themselves.
I haven't had the pleasure of driving a Maserati but I had a five month loan of a Lamborghini 'Espada' . Problem was it gobbled so much petrol it sent me broke and the police used to pull me over all the time, not to arrest me but to have a purve under the bonnet. Still, I got more fun out of my Mini-Minor 'Cooper' S than the big Italian number.
This is getting way to far off topic though.

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No sweat!

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