Well, it is official. I now have the best job in the world.
As of today, I am now the News Editor of Classic Car Weekly, and it looks like there will be a few hard weeks climbing the learning curve. Without doubt, my getting this job is down in no small part to you, the site’s readers, who have encouraged me with your constant feedback, determining the direction that it goes. Therefore, it’s very much a team effort, but special mention does have to go to Declan Berridge, who ensured (and still does) that most of what I write here is legible – and makes sense.
I just hope I can do it on a regular basis (in the magazine) without his massive input.
So, what does that mean for austin-rover.co.uk? In a nutshell, it means business as usual. The site additions will keep being rolled-out, and thanks to all of those people who continuously send in quality submissions, austin-rover.co.uk will hopefully remain at the top of the tree.
What it means for Classic Car Weekly remains to be seen. One thing is for sure: the magazine has gained a Rover SD1 for its long term fleet!
Following conversations with MG Rover’s communications chief, Kevin Jones, we are acknowledged by the company for providing the most comprehensive online resource of the company’s history. This is good news. For one, it means we can continue to display the company’s logos, but more than that, we should be getting an inside perspective added to some of the stories we carry here. Having said that, we will remain independent, and any scoops we receive will be handled in the same way as they have always been. That seems the most fair way.
So, as always, keep the stories coming in… and let’s continue with the good work…
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.