Sunday, 28 August 2011
My First Car ... What a Character She Was!
I didn't learn to drive until I was 38, and thrilled at being mobile, splashed out all of £250 on my first car.
As I handed over the money, I had no idea what a little monkey I'd just bought.
Oh the fun we had!
She'd stall herself in 1st gear so I had to keep revving the engine at traffic lights ... often inciting young lads waiting by our side to rev violently back and gesture for us to race.
And somehow she'd manage to work the driving seat loose so that when I was driving around corners it would suddenly jerk and shift 4" in either direction.
Then she'd shake all over and pretend she was going to fall to pieces whenever we went over 40mph.
Then there was the day when the traffic was particularly bad, and the rain torrential when she decided to throw the driver side wiper away.
And not forgetting her favourite.
Only letting me know we needed more petrol at the very last minute to make our journeys that little bit more exciting.
Aaah ... it was just one laugh after another.
I miss that little monkey!