I'm on my summer holidays in Pembrokeshire, in the far west of Wales. Yes, it's a bit late, as the vigorous winds and rampant rain are reminding me, but somehow we didn't quite get ourselves organised when the sky was blue and the sea was warm.
John Simister: Which classic Land Rover is the best buy?
A deep concern for the planet's welfare ensures that the cars in John Simister's current assemblage of classics all have engines of under a litre, including a two-stroke Saab which causes the road behind to disappear from view after a cold start. This squares well with John's status as a Car of the Year jury member and a writer both on modern cars and old ones, the latter for Octane and Practical Classics. He has been a journalist since 1984, and lives in the Chiltern Hills with his wife Deborah and a dog called Sprocket.