Tale of the Carlisle mechanic and a car called Norman
Last updated at 11:35, Wednesday, 14 March 2012
For over two decades a trusty little Peugeot 205 has been trundling around Cumbria – without ever breaking down.
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Sorry Roy, you need to pause for breath occasionally, your rambling post makes for hard reading.
Recycling isnt a familiar word in the car manafacturers/salesmans/dealers world..unlike the word, profit..
How comfortable are you sitting in your car? I knew a precision welder that restored a battleship grey Morris Minor saloon but not my first car being a MM Convertible that cost me Â£17. The guy also restored a Austin Healey from ground upwards, he said he'd put 24 coats of Hammerite paint on the car's chassis. He drove the restored Morris to Silloth on a harsh drive with my late parents and their re-action was how dreadfully uncomfortable some old cars were. This was after the comfort of their Nissan Primera which in their old age the steering wheel seems to be handed over myself or sis to delightfully drive. I was informed by lorry driver that he swears by the comfort of Renault Laguna's. In the meantime, I'll have another kip on back leather seat of my late dads Brg (proper) Jaguar long since recycled into... Citroen Dyane my sister's favourite car but never with commitment. Dad stop the motor-car (It is what I'm told you call a Rolls) I'm going to be car-sick in the jag... no, your're not! Agh! fresh air. My brother on the phone to mither said, that he fancied a new [Vauxhall] Calibra that my mither thought was a new chocolate biscuit telling him, then go and get two, if you like them that much. I myself liked Fords until days of Starsky and Hutch on the tv (days of decent telly? Without JC) when the family car was parked in city street as lads ran over roofs of every parked car in the street with mine being the only one left with a bulge in the roof. Lads caught came from a nice Carlisle village. My workmates added, with no sympathy whatsoever. It serves you right, for buying a tin ford car but it was nice and light to drive with new double skin roof compared to the then many older cars of 1950/60's.