Just drive

LETTER OF THE MONTH

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Gavin Green’s Septem­ber col­umn: bril­liant; just bril­liant! Gavin and I are both old enough to have driven ‘proper’ cars for many years and as such are less re­cep­tive to mod­ern cars be­ing dumbed down as a sop to the ‘smart­phone gen­er­a­tion’. I may be star­ing re­tire­ment in the face, but I still seem to be ca­pa­ble of turn­ing on my own wipers or ap­ply­ing the hand­brake; my eye­sight even seems good enough to judge the dis­tance to the car in front with­out any nan­ny­ing. I seem to man­age to con­duct my life per­fectly sat­is­fac­to­rily with­out a smart­phone and just as I only need my phone to make phone calls so I only need my car to be a plea­sure to drive. So I'll stick to my 21-year-old Lo­tus Elise and let the mod­ernists prod and talk to their cars.

Patrick Lim­ming

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