Who am I- Jeremy (will answer to Jez, Thingy or Oi you)
Cars owned- Previously piloted at various times a Lada Riva, Ford Sierra and Renault Clio, Though none of these would have been considered "retro" at the time, just old. (and carefully place lid back on the can of worms!) Now driving a Focus (see above). Still looking for "The One".
Shows attended- Regular at the American Auto Mags cruise in Cheshire and Krispy Creme, Trafford Centre when I don't forget it's on. Also anything interesting rod/ yank/ retro related whenever I have a spare weekend.
I suppose I joined RR to get inspiration, share ideas with like minded people and ask questions. I first got into old cars through reading Street Machine as a school kid and have been mildly obsessed ever since. I'd say that magazine, specifically the Motorvation pages, also shaped my decision to become an artist and attempt to make some sort of living from painting cars. (I do other stuff too but it's the car work that I like best).
So that's me basically.
I don't really "do" social media, I'd probably get no work done if I started.
Retro/Interesting Cars Owned : I currently own a 1980 Triumph TR7 which is undergoing the slowest respray ever (3 years currently) and a daily driver 1994 VW T4 Caravelle. I have previously had a couple of Minis, a couple of classic 900's a J type cavalier and a mk3 Escort.
Shows Regularly Attended : None in the last couple of years (I blame having young kids!) but I used to go regularly to Brookland's New years day, Bromley Pageant, Retro Show and I have been to Wheels day and various Goodwood breakfast clubs.
What are you hoping to do here: Have fun, check out some cool cars, learn new things, get inspired and have my horizons expanded.
Anything else we should know?: I have worked in the motor trade for 20 years, I was luck enough to have started at the end of the carburettor era and whilst EFi was taking over, I was a Master tech for Renault for 8 years (RTE for Croydon and Kingston-upon-Thames)and in my current job I get to play with some cool cars so I know which end of a spanner is which, I am also an MOT tester.
What are you hoping to do here: Make more friends, see more cool cars, gather more inspiration and generally enjoy the chilled out, laid back, car loving vibe of this place.
Anything else we should know?: Motoring journalist by trade. Worked on Retro Ford and Performance Ford for years as well as freelancing on countless titles. These days I'm Assistant Editor of MOG Magazine. Basically I get paid to write about doing this...
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2014 15:00:24 GMT by ThePollitt
In addition to his 'anything else we should know' - ThePollitt lived in my spare room for two non-consecutive weeks. He cooked enchiladas, was quite good at Gran Turismo 5, and watched The Big Bang Theory on his laptop when he went to bed.
Location : usually between Lyon and Dijon, in France
Retro/Interesting Cars Owned : used to own a mk1 Cortina, now own an Alfa Giulia (daily) and a Maserati 222 (never driven it though, and legally it still belongs to an Italian guy).
Shows Regularly Attended : none regularly! I've been to Epoqu'Auto in Lyon twice, to the Traversée de Paris, and to various small meets.
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook pages : yeah but no but yeah but no but... short answer: no!
What are you hoping to do here: keep learning as much as I have, as well as widening my horizons and bask in the cool attitude of the forum! Oh and manage to drag my heap of an Alfa to RRG2014
Anything else we should know?: I can help with many things French: leboncoin, cartes grises, Traversée de Paris, and no, not strikes and Parisiennes Also, I've gone from civil engineer to metal fabricator mainly because of RR... and it's been a good move so far.
Retro Cars owned: '75 SIMCA 1000 Rallye 2, 2x '67 SIMCA 1200S Bertone coupes, SIMCA/Talbot 1100 pickup, '74 SIMCA 1000 with Honda twin cam transplant, FIAT/SEAT 133 with 1294 SIMCA rallye 3 spec engine, '56 SIMCA Aronde Grand Large coupe, plus two other SIMCA 1000 projects, one fitted with a CRX SiR Vtec. .... daily transpor + '93 Espace & 2000 Honda HRV.
Events RR gathering, PPC in the Park, Santa Pod Retro show, Thoresby Park (Notts0 classic shows.
Facebook simca etc pages occasionally Simcatalbotclub, FIAT and PPC forums, Also French simca-competition forum.
What I hope to get from this sharing the old car enthusiasm, spreading the SIMCA word...
Also: I'm a retired Junior School teacher so now have the time to put some of my ideas into action / actually finish some of the projects I've had for years. Competed in grasstrack, then oval hot rod then Classic saloons late 70's to late 90's. Now restrict myself to trackdays with the SIMCA/Honda or the 133. SIMCA enthusiasm took over from Triumphs, then Fords mid 80's. Now edit SIMCA Club Uk's mag 'L'Aronde' as I have done since '97.
Location : Malate, Manila, Philippines. Overlooking the crystal waters of Manila Bay
Retro/Interesting Cars Owned : In the past? Mini Mk2, '66 Sunbeam Alpine Series 5, Mk2 Triumph 2000 Estate (lovely motor that one), Volvo 144, Alfa Spider 2000, various other odds and sods. Now? 1995 Range Rover 4.6 a million miles from any useful support!
Shows Regularly Attended : Unfortunately, they are few and far between here and it's one of the few things I miss about the UK. However, I've found a road up from a volcanic lake to the rim that would make a superb hill-climb course. We'll probably move up there next year, so I'll see how the local authorities feel about having a bash. If they can see a way to make a few bob, they're normally onside!
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook pages : Don't do any of them but have recently started a blog (reminds me, I must update) charting my first visits to the Philippines through to the present day fun of living here; letterfrommanila.com/ - bollox, it's stopped working! Nope, working again now!
What are you hoping to do here?: Just enjoy the diversity of skills, cars and other things whilst posting nothing of any tangible use to anyone. Oh, and getting my show-fix vicariously via some of the fantastic reports and photos. Thanks.
Anything else we should know?: Nah, not really. I build and operate railways for a living, live in a fantastic part of the world, the missus is a rice-dealer, purified water seller, slum landlady and my Girls are 11 and 13 who spend my money faster than I can open lines!
What are you hoping to do here: I'm here more as a lurker, always had a keen interest in retro, my parents always has interesting vehicles so its in my blood somewhat. Space, money, time and mechanical knowledge hinder my chances of owning something retro right now.