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Automobile? Nooooo.Might as well be dead with out Jennings. The last good American car magazine, dead.
Is terrible news when another good magazine goes. But I'm hopeful National Geographic will survive. The brand is strong, they have TV Channels and even memorabilia stores, and I don't think they really have direct competitors, do they? The world would be a worst place without National Geographic.My father would often say that the US State Department funded National Geographic, that might help their finances too (He was suscribed anyway. That is why we have pretty much all their 80's issues!).
@Alan: I really enjoy the writers/columnists of Automobile magazine. But when I read it recently, 85% of the content, I had already read online weeks earlier from various sources.
@Ripituc: I would not be surprised if NatGeo had funding from USAID.
The car dork in me is fascinated by what looks like a rear leaf spring suspension on the Corolla. Wonder if they could be equipped this way from the factory for rough road environments, or if it was retrofitted.
@Ed: I noticed that too. I think it was a local "aftermarket" fix/modification.http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-hoards-of-rhd-corollas-ended-up-in.html
@Ed Kim Toyota Corolla Vans have leaf springs from factory, acc. to Wikipedia. Japan has a tradition of making commercial vans out of popular cars like Corollas, like this one:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Corollavan.jpgAnd they can find a second life as second hand exports, like this Nissan AD I found in Chile:https://www.flickr.com/photos/riveranotario/6962050704/The particular example on Nat Geo must be a used Corolla Van imported second hand to Afghanistan.
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