I have a site for those muddle masses among us who are British car fans. It is JustBritish and I have been running it for a few years now. Why I am mentioning it now is that I have just finished the first thrust of a major redesign. If you are so inclined, and I hope you are, I would be most grateful if you would visit the site and let me know what you think.
I have been a British car fan since I was a young boy. I think the very first car I ever fell in love with was an MG TC. To me it was more than a car, it was a that most hackneyed of expressions, a rolling sculpture. I built at least two models of TCs during the young summers when I kept repeatedly breaking my leg. Later on, after finally getting a license and a job with enough money to warrant a car, my first car was a 1971 MG B GT. I always loved the look of the hardtop GTs a bit more than the convertible Bs.
Due to only having enough money to buy the car but not to have it worked on when it needed help, I learned to work on my own cars. This was something totally out of the norm for me or most of my family. But I loved it. I ended up working for a foreign car parts shop, learning more than I can ever imagine from the owner who became a life long friend, and starting down that long road to car fanaticism. Along the way I started the British Car Club of Charleston (still in existence 25 years later), met some of the most amazing people, owned more old British relics than I had years on my body, and found a wife who would put up with all this!
But, back to the site. I have been working on this site with forums and events and classifieds and such for many years. Recently though I have decided that I need to really do something with it. And so … the site redesign. I have started by making the main site a blog. I have a few more things to do there, but once complete I will move on to refining, and hopefully speeding up, the forums. And then from there who knows!
So, if you can spare a moment, please stop by. And if you are “one of us”, please sign up for the news feed, leave a note, and become a regular. Most of the cars are small, but there is always room for one more.