Wel­come back

New Zealand Classic Car - - EDITORIAL - Ash­ley Webb Editor

It’s only four weeks since I left the of­fice for a well-earned break, but I’m al­ready won­der­ing where it went. Af­ter un­wind­ing on hol­i­day (that fab­u­lous Pa­cific Is­lands cruise was just the ticket), and just as I was get­ting com­fort­able — I even for­got about work, briefly, and per­fected my ex­tended sleep-ins — stark re­al­ity re­turned.

I thought my com­puter was play­ing cruel tricks on me: over 400 emails and a print dead­line at the end of the week just to raise the stress level! Wel­come back.

At this point, I was thank­ful that we’d put plenty of ex­tra ef­fort into pre­par­ing this is­sue prior to head­ing off on leave, so that the fi­nal week of pro­duc­tion would run as smoothly as pos­si­ble. Thanks to the ef­forts of our en­tire team work­ing on the mag­a­zine and a 32-page Eller­slie Clas­sic Car Show 2017 pro­gramme, we made it.

As you will have no­ticed from this month’s cover, we’ve kept the sum­mer theme alive in this is­sue; af­ter all, Fe­bru­ary is sup­posed to be the hottest month of the year, and no doubt many of you will be tak­ing ad­van­tage of the ex­tended Wai­tangi Day week­end by head­ing off to en­joy the fine weather — per­haps with a car­a­van in tow.

For mo­tor rac­ing en­thu­si­asts, the cal­en­dar will un­doubt­edly be full of must-see events from one end of the coun­try to the other — check out our Events Diary in case you’ve missed a few. There are also many more shows, swap meets, and club ac­tiv­i­ties well worth at­tend­ing listed here. So, what have we planned for 2017? We’re look­ing for­ward to mak­ing more im­prove­ments to New Zealand Clas­sic Car. Much ef­fort went into im­prov­ing de­sign el­e­ments within these pages last year, and we’ll con­tinue to fine­tune along the way again in 2017. As with any mag­a­zine, in­ter­est­ing con­tent is para­mount, so, with this in mind, we’ll con­tinue to search the coun­try for great cars and own­ers with won­der­ful sto­ries to share, along with other rel­e­vant and en­gag­ing con­tent to com­ple­ment the mag­a­zine.

I hope you all had a won­der­ful and re­lax­ing sum­mer break. We look for­ward to catch­ing up with you again next month.

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