First off the Editor would like to wish all of our readers and friends around the world a happy and healthy New Year. Today is also the eighth anniversary of The Old Motor as the website heads into its ninth year of publication. Traditionally the beginning of the New Year is also the time when an informal “Town Meeting” is published to share any news with the readers about the future of the site and to ask all of you for your input.
Secondly, there are no changes planned for The Old Motor, and it will be published in its present form for the foreseeable future. Although there are three things I would like to make all readers aware of the following:
Thousands of readers access the website through the weekly Newsletter, and a number of you do not realize that the site is updated daily six-days a week. So I’d like to take this occasion to let all of you know that you can visit The Old Motor daily to view the coverage as it is posted.
Our morning posting time has changed from eight o’clock in the morning to between nine AM to as late as noontime on occasion, although the change means that early morning readers will be reading yesterdays posting. The reason for this necessary change to be to able get more things accomplished in The Old Motor workshop.
I use the word “we” often instead of the “I” word as the famous automotive writer Brook Yates did to refer to the staff here, but the truth is the website is run by myself and a couple of dogs and a cat that live here. Unfortunately, the four-legged help is not very good at being proof writers so whenever you see one of my typos or mistakes in the text, please send along a comment to so it can be corrected.
So, having covered all of the earlier topics, I would like to open this up for as public forum for comments on anything you would like to see added to the coverage here?
Time and generational changes interests in old cars and all forms of antiques, and due to a seemingly lack of interest in pre-war vehicles based only on the lack of reader comments to them how many of you would like to see more of it added to the coverage?
And, to finish up it would be appreciated if you would let me know of any “bugs” that appear on your computer screen when viewing the site and what browser and type of device and its model information when they arise. Do keep in mind however that older computers and phones that cannot be updated are often not compatible with modern websites.
The Old Motor will return again after New Years day on Wednesday.