Sunday, 6 June 2010

Steam Rally

I went to the Stoke Row steam rally this afternoon. I think there was even more on show than usual, the weather was an improvement on my last visit, and I thoroughly enjoyed mooching around.

I mainly went to see the steam engines, but I enjoy the tractors, cars, motor bikes, and so on as well. I have a question though. When did the kinds of car that I used to drive become classics? I learned in a Morris Minor, and they had one of those. The first car I owned was a Mini, and they had one of those. It's probably best not to list the rest.

There was even a Raleigh Chopper on show, which didn't arrive until 1970. By then I had a driving licence, and I thought I was putting cycling behind.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be - but worse - it's starting to overtake me.


Karl McCracken (twitter: @karlonsea) said...

After I passed my test, the only cars I drove for five years were Morris Minors - my mum's saloon, her ex-post office van, and my own two-door. Best cars ever for newly-licensed drivers: No power; hardly any torque; laughable brakes; skinny tyres that never ever held the road in the wet. Lots of mistakes were made at something just above a walking pace!

gom1 said...

All true about Morris minors. The mini was great fun though - until I wrote it off.