Thanks for the mem­o­ries

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

I’ve been a reader of CCW for many years now and never fail to drift back through the years of my life and re­mem­ber the cars I’ve owned.

Since I first be­came in­ter­ested in cars at the age of 13, I’ve owned 44 ve­hi­cles. I’m now 65 and re­tired.

My first job was work­ing at our small vil­lage garage dur­ing evenings and week­ends straight from school, and then full-time from the age of 15.

I got my first car around the age of 14 and learned to drive around our lit­tle field at home. From then on I just couldn’t get enough of cars, en­gines and all that goes with these old cars. They all had their own char­ac­ter – some good, some not so good – but I loved them all.

I wish that I’d kept reg­is­tra­tion num­bers and photos, but I haven’t much to show, just mem­o­ries.

All the cars – from a 1940s Stan­dard Fly­ing 14 to a 1990s MGF – were daily driv­ers. I wish that I could see them all lined up neatly in a huge work­shop, and each with their cur­rent value.

I don’t own a clas­sic at the mo­ment but I can’t help look­ing and think­ing: ‘Go on, just once more!’ Alan Russell, Street, Som­er­set

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