GETTING behind the wheel to drive Nutcracker involves climbing through a camouflaged rear ‘‘door’’. It has an uncovered, 920cc old Morris four-cylinder engine, a single seat and a dashboard with an on-off ignition knob (no key), a choke knob and a pullstarter. It still has the original skinny wheels and tyre size (wider tyres driven at low speeds would need power steering). Select first gear on the long floorshift, feed out the tiny clutch pedal and we’re off. Slowly. The steering is heavyish and the turning circle wide. The float is very wide, with a Christmas tree as a hood ornament. We ease over speed bumps because the suspension is, well, crook. We carefully slot it past parked cars on a service road for this thing is wider than any car I’ve driven - and I can’t see its sides. In today’s pageant the driver has earplugs to offset the blaring music speakers on board.