With anticipation I got the text "got your magazine", I then had to wait will 10pm that night before she was home. When I finally got a copy in my hand it turned out it was a double issue (07,11), I just hoped that it lived up to the expectations I had put on it.
Sitting down and leisurely leafing through the magazine and digesting them both over 3 hours or so my expectations had in deed been met.
The one thread that goes throughout all the articles, no articles isn’t right stories fits it much better, because that’s what they are, the story about both the machine and the person behind it. I think the latter is always more interesting. With great emphasis on how that current custodian both came by the car or bike, why they wanted that particular one and then on to the work they've done. All surrounded with gorgeous pictures that really show off their pride and joys.
The stories are all about individual cars or bikes, personally built, not ones that follow the current trend or latest modifying fashion. They may hark back to the past or sit in a particular "scene" for use of a better word, but within that there individual built with passion to a vision.
Cars and bikes though are only a small part of Fuel, they do though bind together all the other strands that weave in and out of these two factions. Strands such as life style, art, photography and events. Its a look into a whole world and the people who live in and around it.
My only itch was with the one page articles that are followed by three to four pages of pictures showing these cars in all their glory, when I got to the end of them I was wanting to know more!!!! Maybe that’s a good thing, as been said about a many things "leave them wanting more" and I do, just cant wait for the next issue to end up here in the UK.