Thanks for jog­ging my me­mory about that Northants garage

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ❚ Michael Gard­ner, Northamp­ton

Thank you for the Spring 1964 The Way We

Were in CCW, 19 July. I have many mem­o­ries of Mr Brooks’ garage in Kingsthorpe, Northamp­ton as I lived nearby from 1959 to 1961. My late fa­ther pur­chased his first car in 1961, a 1936 Mor­ris Eight Tourer, for £17 10s (£17.50) and took it to the garage for its first MoT – or the ‘ten-year test’ as it was known then. Dad would of­ten call in there on his way home, after de­liv­er­ing milk on his lo­cal round. Mr Brooks was a well re­spected man and his garage fore­court was al­ways busy with cars and fuel being sold. When I look at that pic­ture, the clear smell of petrol, the tyres, and old en­gine oil comes flood­ing back. Such won­der­ful nostal­gia.

I am go­ing to make a 1:43 scale model of this garage and try to cap­ture some of that great at­mos­phere.

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