Mike Humble: Site creator and Editor…
I’ve worked in and around the motor trade since 1988 and gained valuable experience in almost every dealers department. A former technician and vehicle salesperson, the strings to my bow include both LGV & PSV licenses. Never shy of getting dirty, you’ll often find me elbow deep under the bonnet of an old Rover or something similar. I occasionally write for a number of car and commercial related titles and have recently joined the Parkers long term test team. Hailing from the North East, I now reside in leafy Sussex.
John Armitage: Contributor
John and I go back over thirty five years to the days when he was a young salesman at a local Citroen dealership In County Durham. Since then, John has forged a path in car and commercial sales that reached the heights of National Sales Director for a known commercial vehicle manufacturer. John now runs a couple of successful businesses and works alongside other small enterprises assisting them with sales and marketing coaching.
Dr Tom Karen: Special Contributor
Tom Karen is one of the UK’s best known designers and stylists. Former Managing Director and Chief Designer of the World renown OGLE company, Tom and his team were responsible from designing things as small as children’s toys and bikes – notably the Raleigh Chopper, through to legendary cars such as the Reliant Scimitar GT/E and the Bond Bug. His work has also been commissioned by LDV and Seddon Atkinson Trucks. But by far Toms biggest and most involving project ever was being asked to design a range of cabs for Leyland Vehicles – the end result being the successful T45 range. Tom is now semi-retired and lives in Cambridgeshire.