TIME is ticking on, and while most of you have enjoyed your summer’s breaks, I’ve been back at home, sulking, and generally being moody at the crap weather we’ve been having. The reason for the stay-at-home was I fancied a change of pace, and the place I had my eye on in Tuscany tends to get booked up rather rapidly… hence me not getting a spot until mid-August/early September.
I chose Tuscany because I’ve driven through the region enough times, and promised myself that one day I’d take some time out to really explore the place. I think I became bewitched by the place when driving my S2N Polo back home – off the motorways. It was frankly stunning, and almost pretty enough to keep my eye off the arse end of our Allegro, that Alexander was driving, and I was dutifully following.
The rolling countryside was so green, the Cypress trees, so picturesque, and the numerous signs of the ancient Roman civilisation led me to conclude that it wasn’t just warm, friendly people and the great roads that were drawing me back to Italy.
Anyway, enough of that.
So, until the beginning of September, there’s not really going to be much happening here – unless you want to make it happen. If you want to blog for us, we can post your ideas – and if you have a feature or news story you’d like to see up here, then you can send them in, and fill the pages. www.austin-rover.co.uk is a website that is driven by its readers, and we like to think we upload what you want to see… Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to make a splash, and become part of the team.
See you soon!
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.