Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Keith Adams 

Merry Christmas 2009!
Merry Christmas 2009!


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.

Keith Adams

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.
Keith Adams


  1. Merry Christmas to all. I am a Christian, so Christmas is extra special to me. I have spent today driving around in my much loved 1992 three door R8. I have an R3/25, a 420GSi R8 Tourer and a 1960 Sprite. One day I might have an 800 Coupe.

  2. Merry Christmas to all from snowy cold Southern Hungary.
    A few AR products in surprisingly good condition here-MG Montego,Rover 827SLi, and 214 just to name a few locally.

  3. hi there hope you have a great christmas and if you ever thing of selling your blue metro let me know im looking for a cheap

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