It’s been a challenging 2009, that’s for sure… and, from what I’m hearing, 2010 is going to be more of the same, even as the rest of the world clambers out of an unprecedented global recession.
However, for a couple of weeks in December, we’re able to put all of that aside, and enjoy some much needed relaxation, have a few drinks, and appreciate the good things in life – like friends and family.
I’ll be doing that during the Christmas break – and maybe I’ll even get some time to work on my Polski-Rover. The SD1’s been hidden away in my garage since returning from Poland and I think it’s time to start getting it ready for a return to the road. I need something BL-shaped to enjoy that’s for sure.
As for the New Year… I’ll make the same resolution I always do: to buy less cars. It won’t happen, though – it never does – but, as I look at my rash purchases during 2009, I’d say that the new crap-car pick-up rate is slowing down. Maybe.
Anyway, have a great holiday, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.
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.