It’s almost that time of year again. The annual BMC/BL Rally & Spares Day is drawing closer, and AROnline is putting out its annual opinion-gathering email to see whether there’s sufficient interest here for us to put up our own stand.
In years gone by, we’ve attended on a number of levels. In the early days of AROnline we pulled out all the stops, gathering a brilliant selection of your cars to display, flying the flag, both for the site and for our beloved jalopies. As time went on, the ‘official’ interaction with the show died down, before coming back under the careful tutelage of Mike Humble two or three years ago.
In 2016, we missed it entirely and, for 2017, I’m still weighing up whether it’s a good idea to try for an AROnline stand at all. I currently don’t own anything from the BMC>MGR stable, and Mike’s Rover 216 GSI project is still some way off being finished. We could get Alexander Boucke to bring something tasty from Germany – but that depends very much on whether he has time to do so.
Our resident historian, Ian Nicholls, certainly has an appetite to come along. He’s revving up his own car to make the journey to Peterborough.
So, the questions remain… Would you join us? Would you bring your cars? And should AROnline go to town with it? Please let me know…
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.