I've had a mention in the Canley Classics - Blog today but not in a good way :-(
You see I had a couple of interesting incidents on the first Ten Countries Run and, well I'm not being allowed to forget them. To be fair neither is the Stretch as it still bears the scar of what I did to it - I drove off from a petrol station forgetting that the thing is 22 foot long and the rear wheels don't steer. Not a problem in a Herald but a big problem in the Stretch when there's a petrol pump in the way. Crunch! I always said I'd fix it....
Still several years later Dave's daughter did a very similar bit of damage to my Vitesse after last year's La Carrera Caledonia and Dave said he'd fix that - same promise I made to him :-) I sold that car with the parts to fix it, much like Dave is doing with the Stretch.
I have very happy memories of that Stretch, foolish monster that it is you can't help but smile when you see it and driving it is just surreal.
It's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail....
Thursday, May 08, 2008
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