10th an­niver­sary

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Editorial -

Time seems to go so fast th­ese days. Would you be­lieve I’ve been edi­tor of CM for 10 years this is­sue? A decade of en­joy­ing my­self im­mensely! My first is­sue as edi­tor (pic­tured right) in­volved me and my Skoda Oc­tavia (still in my own­er­ship) and brew­ing biodiesel at home – did any­one have a go at this?

Of course, prior to that I’d been de­sign­ing CM since 1992, which means the mag­a­zine has been a part of my life for 26 years. It isn’t of­ten you get to work on a mag­a­zine that you re­ally en­joy read­ing (again) once the printed copy lands on the doorstep. And I’m happy that other like-minded read­ers en­joy it too, so thank you for your sup­port over the years.

What keeps me mo­ti­vated? Well, I’ve loved fix­ing mo­tors since tak­ing up driv­ing in 1982 and I still get a kick from buy­ing and do­ing-up tired-look­ing bangers. Speak­ing of which, I’ve just bought three sub-£750 cars to take part in a fea­ture on buy­ing and run­ning bangers. They’re all petrol mod­els and all very dif­fer­ent. Look out for more up­dates soon.

On­wards to the next decade of Car Me­chan­ics!

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