Monthly Archives: September 2010

One fifth of British motorists flee parked car collisions without leaving details

Nearly a fifth of motorists who hit a parked vehicle fled the scene of the accident without leaving their details, new data suggests. Not only are the guilty drivers breaking the law, but they are also leaving a £169m repair … Continue reading

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First car is music to my ears!

  My name is Bob Simmons and I live in Robe, South Australia and this is my My First Car story brought about by seeing a cutting from the EDP drive24 motoring supplement sent to me by my brother John. … Continue reading

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Triumph over all odds

My first car was a 1967 Triumph Vitesse two-litre convertible. My mother bought it for me, in spring 1976, as a reward for having done well enough in my A-levels to get into university in the October. She paid the … Continue reading

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Here today, ‘Goon’ tomorrow

‘Eccles’ entered my life in 1955 when I was just 16 years old, and a great fan of The Goon Show. He had to be a ‘he’ because no woman could be put together in the way he was. Costing … Continue reading

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BSA a three-wheeled wonder

My first car was a 1933 BSA three-wheeler, which I bought from a fellow-serviceman while I was doing my National Service in 1950 at RAF Halton near Aylesbury. Having no driving licence I decided to learn in this car, using … Continue reading

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First and last for one lady owner

Here’s a my first car taletale with an interesting twist from Brian Johnson. This story is about a first and last car for the same owner. In 1968 a letter arrived on my desk at St John’s Motors in Southtown … Continue reading

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Modified MG a folly of youth

My first car was a 1929 MG Midget, which I bought very ‘second hand’ in about 1950 for £80 – when I was a student. I understand that 1929 was the first year that MG built a Midget, that in … Continue reading

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Lots of go, but not stop

When I was 16, in 1955, my grandfather saw a for sale advertisement in the local newspaper for a 1929 Morgan three-wheeler. We went to view it and he bought it for £25. It had a 1,100 JAP engine and … Continue reading

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