Happy New Year! And welcome to the new decade. Whether it’ll be a case of the ‘roaring Twenties’ or just more of the same, it’s good to mark the arrival of the new year all present and correct. And most importantly, I hope that everyone in the AROnline community saw in the New Year in suitable style – whether that be revelling into the night, or tucked up quietly at home.
As always I’ve made a few of my own New Year’s resolutions, many of which I’ve made in previous years. The ambition to own a CityRover remains as far away as it ever did. So maybe 2020 will be the year. The rest are the usual fare – buy fewer cars etc., but that’s what happens when you make resolutions. You break them. Well, I do anyway.
As far as AROnline is concerned, it’s business as usual. We’re still looking forwards as well as into the past, hopefully to put into context some big events in the coming year. However, let’s do what we do best, and remember the anniversaries that are coming up in 2020. Most amazingly, it will be 15 years since the demise of MG Rover – expect more stories on this in the month of May.
The big ones will undoubtedly be:
- 55 years of the Triumph 1300 and MGB GT
- 50 years of the Range Rover and Triumph Stag
- 45 years of the Princess, Jaguar XJ-S and Triumph TR7
- 40 years of the Austin Metro and Morris Ital
- 35 years of the MG Montego Turbo and Rover 216
- 30 years of the Rover 400, Rover Metro/100 and Mini Cooper RSP
- 25 years of the Rover 100, 200, 400 and MGF
- 10 years of the Jaguar XJ (X351)
So, we’re going to have a lot to write about in 2020. But even if we don’t do just anniversaries, there will be so much to go over. I’m also hoping that 2020 will see the fruition of AROnline‘s next print project – and, hopefully, we’ll be on video too!
Happy New Year!