Blog: Feeling the heat in a field


I THINK I spent far too long stood in a hot field in Peterborough yesterday, as the face staring back at me from the mirror this morning looked more lobster/human hybrid than the usual grumpy old man… The reason for this seemingly stupid act was for the pleasure of enjoying seeing a wonderful collection of cars from the BMC>MG stable, and to meet likeminded individuals – who might normally hide their filthy secret under a veil of embarassment.

Still, it wasn’t just the cars that impressed – but the knowledge and enthusiasm of the people who attended… and the refreshing number of younger people who came along to enjoy the sight of Marinas, nestling alongside Maestros – with the occasional dashes of Rover 00-Series cars.

I’ll put up an event report anon, but if you came along to say ‘hi’, it was great to meet you… it’s just a shame there wasn’t more time to talk to everyone – and a little more shade.

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

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.
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