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Car tales

Post by simonjrwinter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:05 pm

In these difficult times, how about we tell some stories?
I’m always interested to hear about how people built or came to own their car, anyone else?
I’d be happy to start it off if it’s of any interest to other forum members?
Let me know and if it is, I’ll try and post something before the day is out.....

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Re: Car tales

Post by KevinW » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:21 pm

Great idea.....

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Re: Car tales

Post by amulheirn » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:40 am

Do car incidents fit the bill? I had a B-reg landy when I was in my 20s, whose bonnet came open on the M4 at 70mph. It flapped up against the windscreen, which was quite tricky. I managed briefly to look through the gap near the hinge before winding down the window and sticking my head out to see better. At that point, it became detached from the two hinges, and retained only by the bonnet stay, flapped round the side and tried to take my head off. Needless to say, this was a 'brown trouser' experience.

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Post by simonjrwinter » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:01 am

Ye gods!
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Re: Car tales

Post by StewbieC » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:22 am

Ye gods indeed a landy doing 70!!!!

I went past a camera in my 2a Diesel in a 50 zone and smiled and waved at the copper who burst out laughing with his WPC buddy 8)
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Re: Car tales

Post by clive » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm

amulheirn wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:40 am
Do car incidents fit the bill? I had a B-reg landy when I was in my 20s, whose bonnet came open on the M4 at 70mph. It flapped up against the windscreen, which was quite tricky. I managed briefly to look through the gap near the hinge before winding down the window and sticking my head out to see better. At that point, it became detached from the two hinges, and retained only by the bonnet stay, flapped round the side and tried to take my head off. Needless to say, this was a 'brown trouser' experience.
When I read this I thought "Wind-down widows on a B-Reg Landy?" and then I realised that my perception of a B-Reg is 1964 where as yours is probably 1984. I guess it's an age thing. :shock:
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Post by amulheirn » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:37 pm

Oh yes - B was the first year of the defender, so it had some series 3 aspects, but a more modern look. Not sure the bonnet was a good feature!

That car vibrated quite a lot at exactly 68mph but if you pushed through to what seemed to be top speed of 71 it was fine.

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Re: Car tales

Post by peterc » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:37 pm

Yes Clive, these youngsters don’t realise we started driving before the reg had letters indicating the age of the vehicle.
Just realised that statement is scary. I have been driving for over 52 years.
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Re: Car tales

Post by clive » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:32 pm

I agree Peter, although perhaps you beat me slightly with the number of years driving. I first regularly (although not legally!) drove a car on the road when I was about 14, taking my Granddad to and from work on a Saturday. Those were the days when you knew the local bobby and he didn't have a car, just a bike, and if you were caught you got a clip round the ear and told not to do it again.
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