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Keith Adams

Editor

Keith created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and has seen it steadily grow. Works as the Editor on Classic Car Weekly, and has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Evo, CAR Magazine, Autocar, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, and the the Motoring Independent… Likes ‘conditionally challenged’ motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.

Contact Keith Adams for any editorial enquiries, information, updates or errors – but, please, no technical queries!

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Keith Adams

Mike Humble

Senior Editor

Mike has spent most of his working life in and around the motor trade with experience coming from the workshop, parts dept. and showroom with Ford, MG Rover, Renault and Vauxhall. Holds both HGV / PSV licences too and runs his own British themed new car review site: Autobritannia.net – that is, when he’s not under the bonnet of something broken. He regularly writes for titles including: Car Mechanics, Trucking and Classic & Vintage Commercial Vehicles. Contact Mike for technical or Bus / Truck matters.

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 Grimy Mike

Alexander Boucke

Deputy Editor

Based in Aachen, Germany, Alexander exercises his passion for British classic cars by regularly adding to his collection of fine automobiles. At the last count, he owned 14 BMC>MGs, but it could be more now, as we’re losing track…Contact Alexander on all matters Hydragas and Hydrolastic.

He also holds the keys for all the oily back-room technical stuff that scares Keith Adams.

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Alexander Boucke

Craig Cheetham

Editor at large

Has plenty of form when it comes to the love of British cars. Before he spent time heading up PR for Chevrolet and Holden, Craig was a writer for Auto Express in the years running up to MG Rover’s demise, and is one of the few journalists who treated the failing company even-handedly. Before that, he worked for Land Rover Owner, Classic Cars and Practical Classics, after starting his career on Classic Car Weekly, where Keith Adams is now Editor.

Is a self-confessed sufferer of Compulsive Heap Purchasing Disorder (CHPD), and has more Rovers in his possession than is rightly considered sane!

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Craig Cheetham

Andrew Elphick

Senior Contributor

He might come from Essex and have an irrational, if understandable, love of Uncle Henry’s finest, but Andrew’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the automotive industry is a constant source of new material for AROnline. Check out his detailed stories on Midas and Trident to see what we mean…

Now he’s busy working towards retirement. Hmm.

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Andrew Elphick


Richard Truett

US Editor

Currently Detroit-based Automotive News’ ‎ Engineering and Technology Reporter, Richard Truett is a lifelong Triumph and Rover fan. Despite living in Motown, his drive looks like it’s forever Canley, with a collection of Triumphs to make any fan of the great marque go weak at the knees.As he so eloquently puts it, ‘In the States, if you drove an MG or Triumph or had a Rover sedan, you were part of a different crowd.

You had friends everywhere you went. You thumbed your nose at the mainstream.’ And today, he also drives an EFi powered Triumph TR8 and beautifully-kept Triumph Stag. Good man…

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Richard Truett

Robert Leitch

Contributor

Robert grew up on a street in Glasgow where everybody seemed to own Minis, Minors and 1100s. The hands-on approach these cars required was the start of a lifelong fascination. Despite learning to drive in an ADO16, he confesses to a lifetime of automotive apostasy and an omnivorous interest in cars of all origins. An unexpected posting to Birmingham, for the two years before the axe fell on MG Rover, rekindled his interest in BMC>MG and a number of contributions to AROnline have followed.

As well as contributing to AR’s forums, he writes his own 5ivegearsinreverse blog which he describes as ‘automotive observations occasionally informed by an arcane body of obsessively-garnered knowledge, but more often simply by disbelief, bewilderment, and spite.’

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Robert Leitch


Kevin Davis

Contributor

Kevin works in the automotive business, but devotes much of his spare time indulging in his passion for Princesses – and other Rover Group cars. He currently owns the most famous Wedge in the country – Snappy – which has appeared at many shows and events in the UK, and runs the very impressive Leyland Princess website.

Kevin is happiest when dishing out sensible buying advice… Contact Kevin if you have any Wedge-related queries, or fancy some buying advice.

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Ian Nicholls

Contributor

Born in Bedfordshire but now residing in Norfolk, Ian Nicholls is an ardent BL enthusiast. Currently he owns a Jaguar and two classic Minis. A stalwart of the Norfolk Mini Owners Club for nearly a decade he is an enthusiast for all things Issigonis. A stickler for historical accuracy he has recently performed the marathon task of mining the online newspaper articles for all BMC>MG related stories. Ian is unable to help with technical queries – he pays other people to fix his cars!

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Clive Goldthorp

Guest contributor

Clive claims that his interest in the BMC>MG story dates back to his childhood in the 1960s when the family’s garage premises were leased to a tenant with an Austin agency. However, back in the 1920s and 1930s, his grandmother was one of the country’s first female Garage Proprietors so cars probably run in his genes! Admits to affairs with Alfa Romeos, but has now acquired a rare 06/06 MG TF 135…

After nine years of working closely with the AROnline team, Clive is taking a well-earned sabbatical. Clive has been integral to the site over the years both as sub editor and through his news coverage. We look forward to occasional visits from Clive in the future as guest contributor.

Clive Goldthorp

Declan Berridge

Founding father

Without Declan’s hard work, this site simply wouldn’t exist. An avid car enthusiast with a fleet including two ADO16s and a pair of classic Fiats, Declan’s choice of classics is second to none…

Declan Berridge

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