For those close to me, today’s a very good day. My self-imposed 18-hour working days are over. For a wee while at least, as the project I’ve been beavering away on has finally gone live. Yes, the Honest John family now has a purpose-built site for lovers of old cars, Honest John Classics. It’s a very different proposition to AROnline, as it’s a general classic car website, with a blurry age bracket of 1950-1995, although there’s also be a fair bit of cross-over, too.
After all, we love our old cars on AROnline – and not necessarily British ones.
So, what I’m hoping is that you’ll all take a look around HJClassics and let me know what you think about it. Please bear in mind, it’s day one, and there’s still a fair bit of information to squeeze into it, most notably in the reviews section. There are other interesting bits and pieces worth looking at – and going back to. We’ve revisited the DVLA’s data on taxed and SORN’d cars to come up with some impressively easy to read survivor pages, and have also repackaged the AROnline archive pages for daily updates. You can also search for cars for sale, and ask Honest John for advice.
Needless to say, I’ll be rolling up my sleeves and doing my best to answer those questions, too.
For anyone who may wonder where that leaves AROnline, don’t worry at all. There’s clear blue water between the two, and room for both. If anything, the arrival of Honest John Classics cements AROnline‘s position within the family. I’ll be firmly in charge of both, too, so if you have any ideas, suggestions, criticisms or amendments, please contact me the usual way, and I’ll do my best to help.
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.