The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106416 Message #2200381
Posted By: Rowan
22-Nov-07 - 09:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Slow car worship
Subject: RE: BS: Slow car worship
Although I had driven Austin 7s, Mayflowers, Triumph Heralds, Land Rovers and beetles, my first slow car was a 1954 Morris Minor panel van (as they're termed in Oz). First of the overhead valve models in the MM line and the last car ever made that could be taken apart and reassembled with a bicycle spanner, it could reach the speed limit only downhill with a tail wind and never stranded me at the side of the road, even when negotiating serious goat tracks on rock climbing trips. It had been a delicatessen delivery vehicle ("The Breadbin") and was the only vehicle in Melbourne that could guarantee an armchair ride; there was one in the back, still on its castors, which made for an exciting ride. More exciting than the DKW Hobby, anyway. My future (and later ex-) father in law sold it on me while I was away at Mawson
Never a dull moment!