Written by Gar Cole.
On behalf of the Admin team I'd like to offer our condolences to the family of long-time member John H Page. John sadly passed away over the Christmas period; he was a lovely chap and very knowledgeable about cars , especially his beloved Rover P4 that he called SBO.
Whilst not lucky enough to have met him I did share many an online laugh with him. John was blessed with a very dry sense of humour peculiar to his generation; for example he posted the picture below of himself one time with the caption ' I'm sure you would all prefer Pamela Anderson, well you'll have to make do with me '
It obviously struck a chord with everyone as the photo received over 600 'likes' and went on to be the most popular post of the year. John expressed his surprise by saying ' I never thought I'd be a pin up at my age '
SBO like all long-term owned classics became part of John's family life, most recently taking his granddaughter to her Prom. Our thoughts are with his wife Carol who he always affectionately referred to as ' she who must be obeyed', his son Andy and the rest of his family, we will miss John but we wont forget him.
A last word from the man
We will give John himself the last word with just a few of his posts in the group over the past year or so. They reflect what mattered most to him - first and foremost his family and of course his lovely Rover, SBO.
Rest In Peace, John.