RE: Merry Christmas From All At PistonHeads

RE: Merry Christmas From All At PistonHeads

Friday 25th December 2009

Merry Christmas From All At PistonHeads

Another year has almost passed us by, it's been emotional...


Better than sitting on the sofa all day
Better than sitting on the sofa all day
Itโ€™s not only the Queen who enjoys reminiscing about the passing year on Christmas Day, here at PistonHeads we enjoy looking back too - and what a year it's been.

Can you believe that it is now 11 years since Ted created PistonHeads, 6 months since we were sitting in the sun at Le Mans, almost a year since the PistonHeads Show at the NEC and around 4 months since 335d (mapped) was funny? How time flies when you are having fun!

As many of you will have seen, the site continues to grow and we now welcome 2.6 million unique users to PH every month, and deliver 280 million page impressions over the same period. As traffic grew the clever duo of Racing Pete and Mr Will implemented the rather lovely and appropriately timed PH mobile site helping us become ever more accessible.

Not long after meddling with all that technology we decided to go back to good old- fashioned paper and created PistonHeads: The Best Bits 2009 and by providing great โ€˜bathroomโ€™ reading it means we have now taken PH to places it has never gone before (hopefully). We also think we are the first to take a website like ours into print (is there another one like ours?), a bold move indeed but one that we enjoyed making and one that we hope you enjoy reading too.

Sunday Service meetings started attracting 400 cars in 2009, making them one of the most successful motoring community meets ever, with fantastic venues such a the Rolls-Royce HQ at Goodwood and Mercedes-Benz World. It certainly means that we have a lot to live up to next year to improve on this, but we already have a few ideas for you to look forward to!

In addition to the car stuff, PHers have assisted many with their marriage troubles, helped others to attract a date, even paused to take a photo of their dinner before eating it so they can post a picture on the forums. Itโ€™s stuff like this that makes the site unique, and such a great place to hang out.

So from all of us here at PH 'head office', we wish you a very merry Christmas. Thanks for your support and for making it so much fun. Hereโ€™s to a great 2010 and weโ€™ll see you in the New Year.

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bob1179

Original Poster:

14,043 posts

173 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas everyone at PH. This site has been a great distraction from work over the past year and long may it continue...

smile

977

448 posts

148 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Thank you PistonHeads! Merry Christmas to all, and thank you for all the great meets! biggrin

arebrec

3,541 posts

187 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas to all at Pistonheads and a big thank you!! xmas


Shaw Tarse

30,391 posts

167 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas to all at PH Towers thumbup

Caractacus

2,589 posts

189 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas, indeed. Thanks for the hard work and banter. It's all good fun.smile

David87

5,831 posts

176 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Couldn't agree more with Garlick's comments - happy Christmas to all the PHers!

SimonV8ster

10,449 posts

192 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Thanks for another fun year on Pistonheads thumbup (what did I do on weekends/evenings before PH ?!)

Merry Christmas everybody !!

4hero

4,505 posts

175 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Banned from the Lounge on Christmas eve, baaaa humbug frown

Merry Christmas though, thanks for all the "hard work" PH wink

edited to add, just seen that I've been un-banned, thanks mods!!

Edited by 4hero on Friday 25th December 09:00

P4ROT

1,216 posts

157 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Xmas to everyone that keeps this addiction of mine up and running!! beer

vetteheadracer

8,267 posts

217 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Happy Christmas from Australia smile

Thanks to all at PH for another year of irreverant motoring commentary......much more accurate than the mainstream media!

okgo

30,440 posts

162 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Nowhere like it.

Merry xmas PH team, and everyone else.

Acquah

387 posts

136 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas guys. Been a longtime lurker but 2009 was the year I finally became a member of the community. Looking forward to the meets in 2010...

RDMcG

16,261 posts

171 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas to all of you at PH and to the many PH'rs who make this such a unique place.Many a day has been brightened by a visist here. It is the best and most entertaining car site on the web.


texasjohn

3,687 posts

195 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas to the PH staff and all the forum members.

Seasons greetings! TJ

Bruniep

71 posts

137 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas to PH staff and PHers wherever you may be.xmas

Fordo

1,507 posts

188 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry Christmas to all at PH! keep up the good work thumbup

Since PH has transcended into print, i could see it transcending into TV a few years down the line. With Topgear starting to not look very fresh these days, a PH tv show could be the perfect antidote..... You could start PH tv episodes online, and if it proved popular it could attract attention from any of the major broadcasters....

(PS, shameless plug, if you ever need a cameraman/ dop/ editor look no furthur than me!)

Argh, its christmas, why am i thinking about work??


Have a great day everyone!



zakelwe

4,449 posts

162 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Congratulations PH management and all the PH's this year. I guess at some point it will become the most popular car site in the world for fans, or is it already?

Happy Christmas to all. Except those people who merge in turn when entering those parking spaces reserved for parents and children whilst riding a bicyle that doesn't pay road tax... grr.. now you've got me started.

smile

Andy

MG-FIDO

401 posts

201 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Happy Christmas one and all!

What a site, can't think of any other that provides such a great community, covers so many great areas of topic and banter and provides such a distraction from work! biggrin

T111PAA

13 posts

136 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Merry xmas to all at ph!....i have got many a good car from this site, and great advice.

such a good site!


Pothole

32,674 posts

246 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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zakelwe said:
Congratulations PH management and all the PH's this year. I guess at some point it will become the most popular car site in the world for fans, or is it already?

Happy Christmas to all. Except those people who merge in turn when entering those parking spaces reserved for parents and children whilst riding a bicyle that doesn't pay road tax... grr.. now you've got me started.

smile

Andy
roflcopters, or is it lolatrons?

Anyway MERRY Christmas (note that it's MERRY Christmas and Happy New Year please!!!!)and long may the gratuitous pedantry and grammer Nazism continue...