One wedding, one 30th birthday and ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier

So as quickly as it arrived, the great British summer has disappeared, hang on what summer?

There may not have been much sun, but this year I have reason to remember an action-packed summer full of sport, weddings, a random meeting with boxing champ Joe Frazier, holiday jollies, an emphatic Ashes victory and a memorable CAT 30th anniversary.

It seems like yesterday that CAT was celebrating its 30th year. It really kicked off the summer for the CAT team, involving stacks of hard work, dedication and some good banter along the way.

Three months later, we are still receiving messages of congratulation and support on our birthday edition. Thank you to everyone for those.

Since then, Team CAT has continued to work its fingers to the bone by rolling out more bumper issues for July, August and September – and, of course, this website.

With all this hard work and graft, we have all enjoyed deserved holidays away. My choice of destination was my former homeland, the USA.

I re-visited the Philadelphia and New York City area for seven days of the rock and roll lifestyle! The whole week was such a blur, with lots of shopping, the odd beer, catching up with old friends, lying on a beach, some more beers, and topped off with the wedding of the century!

I should also add that we bumped into a boxing legend in a hotel lift, ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the man who knocked out Mohammed Ali! A great character.

However, the week will be mostly remembered for the most lavish wedding ever. And a great day for a close friend. All things considered, I can confirm that the holiday did not re-charge any batteries and I returned to CAT HQ more tired than when I left.

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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