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Old 11/09/2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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An update from Paul Newitt on the New Book

Paul Newitt asked me to post this update on the New Book for him. Mike
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There has been a new development with the production of the book.
Although
the primary part of the book has been completed, there were some
last-minute
changes in the Registry, requiring all of my attention. The Registry
was
compiled from four sources, including hand written notes, emails, and
outside internet registrations that took much more time to compile than
I
expected. New owners, new cars, updates, etc...quite a lot of tedious
work!
The end result is 1,340 cars in the GT/CS Registry! I may not get
everyone's photo in there, but I have cars pictured that have never been
shown anywhere else in print or on line. By the way--Registration is
now
closed for listings placed into the book, including photos (although
registrations will continue to be accepted for ALL years of GT/CSs after
the
book is published). BTW--a BIG thank you for all the (over 60!) photo
CDs I
received for the Registry. There are many BEAUTIFUL cars out there!!!

After months, I finally received photos of the 2007 GT/CS mock up at
Ford
that have never been seen or released anywhere--and I chose to hold the
book
for two weeks to get that into the late model chapter. Certainly, I'd
drawn
the line for the deadline, but I felt that it was well worth the wait.

The content, research and production of this book as you know has been a
rough ride for me. I'm paying insurance on the book as the clock is
ticking
as well--so I have (more of) a vested interest in it's timely
production.
But, the amount of details, content quality and the look of this book
has
always been in response to my appreciation of the owners . I truly,
truly
appreciate all of your support.

But what I feel is more important is to provide you with a book that you
can
use to enjoy and appreciate your GT/CS, restore it, find vintage
performance
parts for it, show it or race it--for many years without omissions or
the
need for updates. Someone has described this book as a "GT/CS
Textbook"!.
I've seen high-end coffee table books on Ferrari, Porsche, etc..and
wanted
to provide you with a book that has the same look--because WE deserve
it! A
book that will respect the personal PRIDE by owning a GT/CS, whether
1968,
2007-09 or 2011 (and there IS a lot of pride of ownership with the GT/CS
out
there!). So, I've taken the liberty of "doing it right", despite the
extra
time it might take. I truly appreciate all of your patience and
understanding. It WILL be worth the wait...

The printer I'm using had bumped up the time they need from four to
eight
weeks. However, there is a production window in December that lowers
the
time to four weeks (a lucky destiny). I'm heading for that print
window, as
I really wanted this book to be out by Christmas! Most likely, it will
be
out in mid January. In the meantime, I'll get the book's DVD ready for
shipping (crossing fingers) first for those who pre-ordered, by
Christmas.

If anyone has further questions or concerns, you can email me through my
own
website: paul@ pmndesigns.com

Thank you for your support!! (and a BIG thank you to Jon Hanna for
providing
registry data that helped push the number well over 1,000!)

Paul.
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