This issue we introduce our new regular columnist: Mike Humble (seen in a rather grubby state, right). Mike will need little introduction to readers – his last article, about a bespoke 1932 Cummins-powered replica, was in our 60th anniversary issue. Mike will be the first to say that he has big boots to fill after the three decades of Ted Connolly’s column.
Mike has a 30-year history in the motor trade and will be giving us lots of insight into his past, present and future dealings with the trade, including some comical misadventures along the way.
Mike tells me his career started at the age of 16, when a Ford dealership took him on as an apprentice. At 18, he moved to an engineering company, rebuilding engines and gearboxes. At 20, he became a Rover dealership technician. Later, he went into the High Street car accessory game as an area manager, before a stint as a Rover parts manager at the main dealer and then selling new Mg/rovers up to the company’s demise. More recently, he’s been selling cars and commercials, and today drives HGVS and coaches.
Mike’s had an active career at all levels of the auto business and we’re looking forward to reading about it. Let us know if his memories strike a chord with you.
Mr Humble is often to be found fixing motors on his driveway – more often than not, a Rover of some sort!