POST/MAIL OF THE MONTH
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(THINKING OF) WRITING ABOUT CARS
I have gathered just enough courage to e-mail Torque on a super-random topic.
I am 35 years old with two children, and working as an account manager in a pharmaceutical company. It could be a mid-life crisis, but I’ve always had a love for cars and writing, so I thought the best way to marry these two passions of mine is to explore writing on everything car-related.
Your editor must have entertained numerous such requests, and I do apologise if this sort of e-mail is annoying. But if I could ask – what directions and advice can Torque give me so I can have a slight chance of working on automotive articles such as the exciting contents in your magazine?
Thank you for your time and have a pleasant day.
Yes, we have entertained numerous such requests, but this sort of e-mail is not annoying at all. It’s encouraging instead, because it reminds the Torque editorial team that being a motoring writer is a pleasure, a privilege and a passion all rolled into one occupation.
Edwin, we could have a chat over coffee in SPH News Centre when you drop to collect your goody bag for this issue’s Post/Mail of the Month. – David Ting, editor.
MORE CORPORATE, LESS INDIVIDUAL
Individual readers cannot move the market. Torque should target corporate customers such as hotels and airlines. For instance, I see Torque magazines on the plane when I travel with SIA.
It seems to me that there have been fewer “Guess The Car!” contests on your Facebook page and fewer events by Torque. My brother and I really miss those good times spent at Breakfast With Torque.
I want the magazine to succeed and have more great years ahead.
Thanks, Patrick, for your suggestion and support. Our “Guess The Car!” contests on our Facebook page in recent months may appear to be less frequent because of our other, equally popular online contests which are run regularly, such as “Caption The Photo!” and Shaw movie-ticket giveaways.
DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION “ISSUE”
I subscribed to Torque and encountered an error – I wasn’t able to download the magazine. Can you advise on what I should do?
Thanks for reaching out to us. We checked, and found that your transaction is not in our record as you made a direct purchase with Magzter. We recommend that you file a service report with the digital magazine news-stand or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
SHOWCASE SUPERCARS, AGAIN
Hi. I’m curious – will something like the Torque “Supercar Showcase” that took place in May 2007 happen again? Something similar, with Carrera GT, Pagani Zonda and, if possible, Bugattis, too, and not forgetting Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Thanks.
[Torque Facebook video post: Torque organised its own motor show 11 years ago at Millenia Walk and showcased a special bunch of supercars, which included the McLaren F1, Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, Porsche Carrera GT, Peugeot RC Cup and the Pagani Zonda Roadster].
Another spectacular “Supercars Showcase” by Torque is possible if all the stars align and the powers- that-be make it happen.
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