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What some of our readers say:
Cracking website, absorbing, interesting, friendly, colourful, varied, full of information. Well done. Dedication at its best. Thank you
Even though I've been a member of the SMC for quite a few years, it's only since our recent correspondence that I've come to appreciate what an excellent and comprehensive resource the website is. Felicitations!
Excellent Web Site Phil. Must be the best in the Classic Car Club world.
Bryan Jones, Manchester
What an excellent addition (the WebShop is), I renewed my membership in under 2 min's, great, and spares now available online. This must be one of, if not the best motor club websites around. Well done all who make it work.
First of all many thanks for the very interesting website you prepare for the members of the Standard Motor Club. I am very proud to be one of the viewers to the website which hails from the small island of Malta. I can assure you that all these viewers, including me are keen enthusiasts to Standard Motors. Once again I thank you for the great efforts you are doing regarding the website and apologise for my poor English. Wishing you, your wife and all committee members a NEW YEAR 2009 filled with happiness and prosperity.
Regards, Themistocles Scicluna -
Alan Hobson here. "Standard 9 Holden bodied" from West Australia. I must congratulate you on your fine website, I would say it's the best car site around, you really must put in a hell of a lot of work and research to keep it fresh with new ideas and format.
Just want to thank you all very much for your helpful tips and advice -
(whose misfiring problems on his 34 standard 9 were resolved by forum advice)
About your homepage, there is only one word: e x c e l l e n t. I am a visitor of your homepage daily.
I am visiting a lot of other homepages about other cars like Fiat and Hillman. All other clubs would really like a webmaster like you, Phil. The Standard homepage is no doubt the best.
Werner Maurer, Switzerland
Just a quick note to say thanks for the great web site and that I am going to join your club because of it, I found the help and encouragement it gave me, is a credit to you.
I will sort out the application form soon. I have just purchased a 1955 Standard 8, (so I'm a bit distracted at the moment) not as glamorous as some on the site, but I have to start somewhere, I have my eye on a very poorly Flying Standard 9. its a bit out of my depth as a first project, but I live in hope. Maybe as a second.
Thanks again for doing a fine job on the web site, maybe we will meet one day.
Alan (Exeter, Devon)
Great write up Phil on the Register weekend, much enjoyed. Photos were a bonus.
I have written to you before reference your web site , but feel that I should now write again . You go from strength to strength, in fact I do sometimes wonder just from where you obtain all your material. I enjoy all articles about old cars , I have restored two prewar Morris and a post war Jaguar, but I am sorry to say never a Standard , although having said that my first car, in 1968 , was 1958 Standard Ten , VKV 427, now long gone to the great scrap yard in the sky I should imagine! This no doubt accounts for my " soft spot " for the marque .
I am rather enjoying the articles reference the Standard built Sopwith Pup, it will become very interesting as the restoration proceeds and it becomes a flying exhibit. Your competitions have also proved to be deadly, the one about the out of position hood irons had me thinking but I could not solve it , and as for the one about the steering wheel finger grips, never in a thousand years would I have solved that !!
In the mean time please keep up your excellent work, I, and I am sure many many other people look forward to reading your pages, which I check once a day for new stories .
Best regards ,
John Whale, Coventry
I have been following the SMC website since quite some time now.... And one thing I want to convey is : Congratulations, pal! You have been doing absolutely wonderful job : with the latest updates and constant lively interactive's the site becomes absolutely interesting for enthusiasts like me to follow through every time I access the net! Cheers and all the best. Subhash Karmarkar,Pune, Bharat
Just a short note to congratulate you on the Club Web Site and all the work you put into it consistently. (I particularly enjoyed the Christmas music) Its a credit to you and an excellent promotion for the Club. Well done Phil.
Bryan Jones, Manchester .
"Thanks for your WONDERFUL website and pic's and stories. What a great resource!"
"Great photos on the register event also the new photos on vintage" -
"The web site is fantastic" -
"Congratulations on your excellent website" -
" You have the best site I have come onto yet. The graphics are very good. You pay constant attention to it. The abundance of information is staggering by comparison with any other club I've explored. Hooray for you and the Club!" -
"Excellent work Phil, very comprehensive and easy to use!" -
"Thanks for all that you do for the club. The website is outstanding"
Laurence Bennett, Alaska.
" Phil, thank you for taking the time to develop and up date this site. It is a credit to yourself and all those who contribute. There is a place in my heart for a real car and stumbling across your site has been an inspiration. I really must pull my finger out and do something about the 47 Flying eight in the basement. Keep up the good work mate." -
"I must thank you for the great job you are doing for enthusiasts like me. If not for your site, I would never have known what the original (Standard 10) looked like. I don't think there are very many cars in Sri Lanka, in fact I haven't seen one in Colombo. Hence, I intend to make my car the best in the country. Wishing you success in all your future endeavours" -
The web site is great and easy to use, it would be nice to see some more photos of members cars.
I enjoy reading the magazine and look forward to its arrival, the story's are informative and easy to read.
The spare parts service/availability is brilliant, it is easier to buy what I need from you guys than to hunt for parts here in Australia.
Keep up the good work.