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Wednesday 8th August 2012

PH Blog: bye-bye PH

Riggers drives off into the sunset



Today is my last day at PistonHeads and, I freely admit, I'm a little choked-up about it.

Writing about cars is something I've wanted to do pretty much ever since I learned to string a sentence together (some of you are probably still waiting for me to get the hang of that bit) and, ever since I landed a PH seat three years ago, I've been privileged to hold what must be one of the best jobs a car nut could have.

Bothering F1 drivers all part of the job
Bothering F1 drivers all part of the job
Whereas if you work for a normal motoring publication you might find yourself testing the latest Kia yawn-box or writing a news piece discussing the finer points of the new Volvo V40's pricing structure, the stuff we get to do on PH is generally more juicy.

It's also infinitely and hilariously varied. One day you could be testing a half-size replica of a Jaguar E-Type, the next you might be off to Japan to try a Mugen-tweaked Honda Civic, or buying a ratty £1K Ford Puma...

I have, in short, been able to do all sorts of hilariously brilliant stuff. Highlights? Enjoying a pint in the Kentagon at Brands Hatch having snatched a podium inthe Caterham Academy race was pretty good, as was the pre-dawn run through London in some brilliant supercars before Wilton House in 2010. And the afternoon in Yorkshire with three very lovely 911s will always make me smile.

Riggers' racing career had ups and downs!
Riggers' racing career had ups and downs!
But the best thing about PH is, has always been, and always will be, its members. The sense of community and camaraderie, be it in the forums or at a Sunday Service, is what makes PH such a brilliant and absorbing site. And though I will be leaving the PH editorial team I will most definitely remain a PHer.

But I've often said that one day I would have to get a grown-up job and sadly that time has come - I'm off to become a sub-editor and correct other people's spelling for a living. But my three years here have been a blast, so thank you.

Riggers





   
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TaRD

743 posts

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Sorry to see you go Riggers, but good luck in the new job biggrinbeer

mig25_foxbat2003

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2,469 posts

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Good luck Riggers, you'll be missed! I take it this means that your position is no longer tenable as they found out about the thing with the duck and the can of shaving foam?

Oh, that was still a secret? Balls. Oh well, at least you were leaving anyway.

TheHeretic

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Tools pip! hehe Good luck with whatever you do.

Charlie Michael

2,468 posts

72 months

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Good luck Riggers, thanks for the stories. thumbup

anything fast

979 posts

52 months

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Goodnight and God Bless!
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dirtbiker

247 posts

54 months

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Good luck with the 'proper job'!

Garlick

40,601 posts

128 months

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See ya Riggers, our local McDonalds will be holding crisis talks about falling profits before the end of the week.

Lots of love.

CBR JGWRR

6,413 posts

37 months

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But we all want you to stay.

PH just won't be the same...

iva cosworth

15,479 posts

51 months

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Before you go delete the other thread on this that doesn't include the bloghehe

Good luck in the futurethumbup

Roo

8,470 posts

95 months

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Good luck Riggers.

Proper job. Pfft. You'll soon reget that decision.

Vixpy1

41,430 posts

152 months

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Good luck chap smile

LHD

16,811 posts

75 months

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Boo!

You better be at BTaP.

Pixelpeep

3,289 posts

30 months

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Does that mean there's a job going?

I have absolutely no experience, spelling is terrible, don't usually get on with people and hate saabs & alfas with a passion.

i do however have a very keen interest in cars & the car industry, make a killer cuppa, and can brown nose like the best of um.

So, when do i start?

smile

oh and good luck Rigs!! lol - oops..

Sonic

3,715 posts

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Best of luck and welcome to the real world thumbup

Krikkit

5,222 posts

69 months

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Best of luck Riggers, I was worried you'd be going cold turkey!

Ekona

785 posts

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Good luck in the future, and thanks for everything smile

[AJ]

3,039 posts

86 months

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Best of luck in the new job Riggers and thanks for your contribution to my greatest distraction!

Mark-C

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93 months

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Cheerio Riggers ... will a sub ed be expected to spot simple things ... like whether a turbo SOTW actually has a turbo?

ETA ... good luck smile

smartypants

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Best of luck!

Stedman

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80 months

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Best of luck sir!

Are you staying in a motor-related role (if you don't mind me asking)?
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