If you are new to Wheels-Alive, welcome! I hope you enjoy exploring our automotive magazine website, and discover aspects of interest to you.
On the other hand, if you are already familiar with our website, and like what we do, that’s great; thanks for sticking with us.
Either way I hope that it will be very evident that I, and everyone on the Wheels-Alive team, are absolutely passionate about cars and motoring.
It was in the mid-2000s that I had the idea of setting up Wheels-Alive as an individualistic motoring magazine website, to cover a wide range of automotive subjects comprehensively, with passion and enthusiasm, for all to enjoy, and to help anyone get more from their motoring.
After years of planning and preparation work, my dream finally came to fruition in 2013. (To see why and how the website was conceived, please see my original introduction to the site, by clicking HERE).
Now, about three years into our journey as I write in December 2015, I’m delighted to say that Wheels-Alive has been very well-received, and that our followers continue to grow in number. I’m grateful for all the positive messages and kind words received from enthusiastic readers/viewers.
However, as Wheels-Alive drives forward along its chosen road, I have made the decision for it to change up a gear. So the website you are now viewing, while incorporating all the aspects and articles of the original website that you tell us you have enjoyed so far, has undergone a full mechanical make-over. This was essential to make it even more relevant, comprehensive and user-friendly. It’s now set-up on a new platform, which will more easily enable us to add an even broader variety of articles (all searchable by users, within individual categories and across the website) from our selected band of well-respected contributors, all keen specialists in their own automotive fields – my grateful thanks to them all for their enthusiastic support.
Before moving ahead I’d like to thank all our contributors who have helped me already, all our readers/viewers who have enjoyed Wheels-Alive so far, and everyone who has been supportive in making this dream project of mine become a happy reality. In particular, my grateful thanks to my long-time pal and colleague Kevin Slater, who has helped me tirelessly with many successful publishing ‘adventures’ over the years. Without Kevin’s enthusiasm and dedication for this project at the outset, and continuing help ‘beyond the call of duty’ over the last couple of years, Wheels-Alive would never have been able to start its journey. Kevin, thanks again, your help has been greatly appreciated.
Due to having far more important priorities in his life now than Wheels-Alive, Kevin is reluctantly unable to stay with us and help during the next phase in the website’s development, but I know that he is with us in spirit. I wish him well too in his future endeavours.
I am fortunate to have been pointed in the direction of Ash Whitney, proprietor of ‘WiredupWales’ (www.wiredupwales.com), to help to take us forward, and I’d like personally to thank Ash for his patient, excellent assistance in setting up the revamped Wheels-Alive. Thanks also to Robin Roberts for recommending Ash, to Dave Moss and to my family, for moral support generally in progressing the latest phase of this website!
I do hope that you will enjoy travelling into the future with Wheels-Alive; so sit back, fasten your seat belt and let’s go!
While you are accelerating into the website, I should add that it includes articles on new cars, classics (including driving features on vehicles from the past), ‘Motoring for Fun’, technical aspects and looking after your car – and more.
To help you get more from your visits to Wheels-Alive, and to enable you to find specific articles of interest to you (as there is much more within the site than the ‘recent posts’ on the Home Page), please click HERE.