At 95 she still feels confident driving it.
‘‘I still go down to the library. I choose my time to drive when it is quieter. I have been driving for 70 years.’’
The 1969 Morris Mini has only travelled 75,000 miles in the 46 years she has owned it.
‘‘My daughter had it for three months when we went overseas. She had a wee ding going up the Port Loop Rd.’’
Her sons are already arguing over who will inherit it.
‘‘My son studies the oil when he comes home. He has looked after it.
‘‘My other son in Auckland is eyeing it up too but it is not going up to Auckland, it is a South Canterbury car.’’
Rear view: The 1969 Morris Mini has been racing round the streets of South Canterbury since 1969.