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European Car Clubs - Behind The Wheel

Calling All Car Clubs.

Sep 18, 2009

We all know car clubs are the life blood of the European scene. That's why we created the Clubs & Events pages a few years ago, and why we also devote space to the lists online at eurotuner.com

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We also try to cover as many car shows as possible, giving an outlet to the creative juices that are bubbling away out there.

The shows we can't attend, we encourage organizers to send us their own photos and a brief report, which we then run in the mag during the course of the year.

One of the big questions we're most frequently asked is "Can we have a profile in eurotuner on our car club?"

In the past we used to incorporate the profiles into the Clubs page, but the Club Directory has become so large, there simply isn't room to do a profile justice. So here's our cunning plan...

We'll provide two pages in each issue in order to profile the most active and well attended clubs out there. But we'll need your help... If you belong to a club with more than 12 members, you need to get everybody together and bring a good camera. We'll need a high-resolution image of the entire club, plus photos of some of the best members' cars - that should cause a few arguements as you decide whose is best!

Don't forget to include the owners with their cars. After all, it's not just about the machinery. The best car clubs are run by the most enthusiastic people, so let's see you.

The photos should be a minimum of 1MB files so we can print them. Bigger is fine, just don't use a phone camera.

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And please think about the photos you're taking. Don't do it at night if possible. Don't send blurred images. Try to get all the members into one tight group rather than spreading yourselves out so each car is tiny in the frame. We want to see you and what you drive in vivid color.

Next, we'll need a brief report outlining the name of the club, region you cover, where you meet, number of members, etc. You should also include profiles on some of the cars and people, any charity work you do, rallies and caravans you organize, etc. The more interesting the information you supply, the better your chance of selection.

Finally, you can also add video if you want us to post it at eurotuner.com - maybe footage from a race meeting, car show, caravan, etc. Whatever you'd like to show your fellow Euro enthusiasts.

Once you have your photos, report and possibly video, burn it onto a CD or DVD and mail it to the following address: Club Profile, eurotuner magazine, 6420 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Please don't email a pile of hi-res photos because it jams our inbox and we won't be able to receive offers to help wealthy widows overseas who need to deposit $35 mill into our bank accounts immediately.

So it's up to you. Send us your entries if you'd like to see your European car club in print and online at eurotuner.com Greg Emmerson, Editor eurotuner@sorc.com

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