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Old 09-21-2013, 11:23 PM
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Peter Egan retiring from his column

I just read this month's Egan in Road and Track and he announced at the end he will stop writing the column but still do features from time to time. I can relate but will really miss his work.

We are within a few months of the same age and have owned many of the same cars so naturally I feel like he is a good friend. Of course to him I am one of many fans he knows nothing about.

I wish he would write about his Vietnam experience.

Cheers Peter!

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Old 09-21-2013, 11:46 PM
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I hope Egan is retiring and is not being forced out after the make over R&T just went through.

I know everyone must change with the times, but I do miss the first person writing style of Manny and even the Bonds. With Egan gone... Well, I know I'm old, but I am beginning to feel less like someone who is old and more like someone who is watching everyone else die off around me.

I wonder if R&T comes in a large type edition?
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:25 AM
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I hope he's not sick.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:46 AM
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Awww... he's my favorite columnist. I don't really get into racing -- don't know much about it at all, in fact -- and he is just about the only writer who could get me into a story about racing .
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:22 AM
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I am only able to read the title of the thread, but I do know about Peter Egan.

Road and Track has moved their operation to Michigan, and I suppose he doesn't want to go there at his stage of life.

I went to the Spanish Grand Prix in 1971. A few years back he wrote about going there himself that year. I sort of felt a connection.

He has written a great column for many years. The magazine is rapidly changing, so I suppose his scaling back is to be expected.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:04 PM
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I am only able to read the title of the thread, but I do know about Peter Egan.

Road and Track has moved their operation to Michigan, and I suppose he doesn't want to go there at his stage of life.

I went to the Spanish Grand Prix in 1971. A few years back he wrote about going there himself that year. I sort of felt a connection.

He has written a great column for many years. The magazine is rapidly changing, so I suppose his scaling back is to be expected.

Egan moved to Minnesota quite a while ago, so I'd not expect the weather make a difference.....

I'm afraid I've just lost the only reason I still subscribe to Rodent Track.

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Old 09-22-2013, 12:14 PM
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I discontinued my R&T subscription this year, after the conversion from a magazine to a 'zine, like so many other car monthlys. I really didn't have an interest on what Bob Lutz thinks . . . I really missed the P.S. humor page.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:10 PM
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Is the Zine the splashy graphics which make it impossible to tell articles from ads?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:16 PM
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Actually Peter lives near Madison Wi. Not far from Elkhart Lake too.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:23 PM
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Maybe he will continue to compile old columns in new books.

I have a copy of "Peter Egan On the Road" staring at me right now. I'd love to do roadtrips like he wrote about.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:04 PM
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Yeah, he carved out a life for himself that car guys envy.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:25 AM
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I love Peter Egan's writings. Gonna miss him. I wonder if he ceased writing his motorcycle column?

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:15 AM
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Egan moved to Minnesota quite a while ago, so I'd not expect the weather make a difference.....

I'm afraid I've just lost the only reason I still subscribe to Rodent Track.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:48 AM
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I love Peter Megan's writings. Gonna miss him. I wonder if he ceased writing his motorcycle column?
He is retiring from the cycle world column too...at least Peter Egan is.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:50 AM
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There is still "Car and Drivel" for you to enjoy
I gave up on them about 20 years ago. I loved them when they first came out back in 63 or 64. the audacious GTO/GTO comparison sucked me in. Of course now it is known that the Pontiac had a 421 engine in it for that test but back in the day it was pretty exciting!

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