An­other year

Motor Equipment News - - CONTENTS / ED SPEAK -

Well, an­other year gone, and I must say it’s been an­other ex­cit­ing one, with new ve­hi­cles leap­ing out of the show­rooms, and lots of as­so­ci­ated busi­ness for work­shops.

With a new record about to be set in terms of new car sales, I’m happy to say I was wrong in my forecast of a drop-off this year, but who would have thought the pace would not just con­tinue, but ac­tu­ally in­ten­sify?

So I’m keep­ing my mouth shut for 2016, with the pro­viso that I hope we can be talk­ing about an­other record at the end of 2016!

It’s been a busy year for us at Mo­tor Equip­ment News, and I must say the team has kept me on my y toes, with con­tin­ued ad­ver­tis­ing growth which in turn means more ed­i­to­rial pages to fill.

To this end I’d like to thank Bernard Carpin­ter for his ex­cel­lent mo­tor sport cov­er­age over the years, and to an­nounce that he’ll be step­ping down from the New Year. Ross MacKay, who is al­ready part of f the Adrenalin Pub­lish­ing team as ed­i­tor of NZ4WD mag­a­zine, will be pro­vid­ing an en­larged mo­tor sportrt sec­tion which will cover more of the bases, start­ing g with our Fe­bru­ary is­sue.

I know the whole team is look­ing for­ward to a good break and a bit of a rest, and at the same time I know they will join me in wish­ing all our read­ers and our ad­ver­tis­ers a really great Christ­mas break and a happy new year.

Oh, and if you fancy spend­ing time in the bright lights, make sure you get a sober driver, bus, or taxi to get you home if you’ve had a drink or two – oth­er­wise those bright lights may well turn into blue ones, and we don’t want that, do we?

All the best,

John.

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