Did our Nick miss a trick?

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

I feel Nick Larkin missed a trick of pedantry in his iden­ti­fy­ing of the Routemas­ter in The Way We Were,

Sum­mer 1964, CCW, 24 May), for surely it’s an RML not an or­di­nary RM? You know, the 30ft long one with the square(ish) win­dows mid­way along the top and bot­tom decks? I do ad­mit that

it’s a bit dif­fi­cult to see with the lamp stan­dard in the way, though.

Just in pass­ing, does it an­noy you, when they show traf­fic scenes os­ten­si­bly set in the 1950s/’60s, that all the ve­hi­cles seem to run with their head­lights on in towns? It wasn’t like that in my younger days, al­though I wouldn’t dream of run­ning with­out head­lights on all the time now! That’s a short­com­ing of day­time run­ning lights – they don’t show any il­lu­mi­na­tion at the rear.

What a grumpy old git I’ve turned into.

Ken Caf­fell, Chat­teris, Cambs

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