Probably not after reading this.
So, I’ve had a few shall we say experiences in cars over the years. To this day I think I am the only person alive that has done a complete lap of Hadleigh in reverse. It was in my first car, a vauxhall chevette. I can’t remember exactly how it came about, but I think someone said “I bet you won’t….”, so I did. It was around kicking out time for all of the pubs so there were plenty of people around to watch including the local copper who just looked at me and shook his head!
I had a beautiful example of a hearing aid beige coloured Ford orion. It was complete with brown bumpers and a brown dashboard. God only knows why I bought such a fine looking car. This particular model was automatic. I was out one night with a friend who said “you can’t do a handbrake turn in an automatic car”, to which I replied “watch this”. I turned the wheel full lock and pulled up hard on the handbrake. I did manage to sort of turn the car around, but because it was still in drive, we were still moving forward. I kinda drove straight through someone’s fence and we ended up in their front garden. I didn’t exactly hang around to see what the owners of the fence thought of my skills (sorry).
Another small incident happened in my best friend Becks car. She had a ford fiesta at the time and I was driving it. We where talking about wheel spinning cars and she said her one didn’t have enough power to do it. Challenge accepted. I slowed the car to a stop at the side of the road, reved the engine hard and dumped the clutch. The wheels were indeed spinning. All was good and point proven, until that is …….bang……the exhaust had fallen off. Hardly my fault, it must have been a design fault (sorry Beck).
So, if anyone wants a lift, I’d call a taxi.