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RE: PH Blog: bye-bye PH

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

778 posts

94 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Sorry to see you go Riggers, but good luck in the new job biggrinbeer

mig25_foxbat2003

Original Poster:

3,116 posts

118 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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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

73,668 posts

162 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Tools pip! hehe Good luck with whatever you do.

Charlie Michael

2,628 posts

91 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Good luck Riggers, thanks for the stories. thumbup

anything fast

983 posts

71 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Goodnight and God Bless!
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dirtbiker

276 posts

73 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Good luck with the 'proper job'!

Garlick

40,601 posts

147 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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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

6,447 posts

56 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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But we all want you to stay.

PH just won't be the same...

iva cosworth

23,777 posts

70 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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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

11,081 posts

114 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Good luck Riggers.

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

Vixpy1

42,108 posts

171 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Good luck chap smile

LHD

16,859 posts

94 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Boo!

You better be at BTaP.

Pixelpeep

3,849 posts

49 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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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

3,891 posts

114 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Best of luck and welcome to the real world thumbup

Krikkit

7,936 posts

88 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Best of luck Riggers, I was worried you'd be going cold turkey!

Ekona

1,155 posts

109 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Good luck in the future, and thanks for everything smile

[AJ]

3,063 posts

105 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Best of luck in the new job Riggers and thanks for your contribution to my greatest distraction!

Mark-C

2,356 posts

112 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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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

25,982 posts

76 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Best of luck!

Stedman

5,878 posts

99 months

Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Best of luck sir!

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