... I'm sure I've said that pretty much every year (except last year!!) where my annual
fingers to keys look back never materialised.
What an action packed year on ado16.info, I've refreshed/reloaded and added more new content than I have for
a number of years. You're probably wondering why that is? Simply, without your contributions I couldn't
make the site better - and bring the numerous articles up to speed. Whilst on that note, did you know
there are currently 207 live pages on the site? I always feel that I've not done enough in a year to bring
everything up to scratch - but I'm making headway (and at quite a fast pace at the moment!).
Visits to both the forum and ado16.info have remained very healthy with us attracting 268,200 visitors
(these figures are from the 1st January - 16th December). Whilst down on previous years - it's still healthy
that the ADO16 manages to attract so much interest.
So what's coming down the road for 2017? We'll be launching ado16.info international. An organisation that
is wherever you are. With help, and support from fellow owners around the world. Whilst an official launch
date is not yet known - it is hoped that this will take place early in the year (possibly as soon as quarter 1).
ado16.info has always believed in "doing things differently" and by working with our community we believe that
we can bring everyone together. You'll have already seen the introduction of our "official" Facebook page which
we use it for planned and formal posts - it is like our shop window to the world. There are, also, more updates
planned to the site over the course of the year...
Other notable events this year include news from China that the Rover 75 (also MG 7, Roewe 750), has ended
production after being manufactured since 1999. Unsurprising news came from MG Motors that the MG 6 was to be
dropped from sale in the UK - swiftly followed by the announcement that Longbridge would no longer be "building"
any cars. I visited Longbridge in December 2015, and it was sobering to see how much had disappeared. It was clear
from the bleak landscape in front of me, that there was never a plan to seriously invest in production, instead
create a PR stunt to make the public believe they were buying British... when in fact they weren't.
I'm really excited to see ado16.info continue to grow, and as I said before - it's all thanks to you visiting
and contributing. Without you, we simply don't exist! Please continue to get in touch with me, and share your
feedback. It sometimes takes me a while to address feedback due to legacy coding issues - but I will always
come back to you.