So far this summer a hectic schedule of house-hunting and heading to classic shows with CCW has meant that the few outings I’ve had at the helm of CKE 303K have been all-too brief – and I’m missing having a bit of fun with it.
Not that the ‘B’s just been sitting in the garage, you understand. It’s spent the summer since its service and MoT in Southport racking up the miles on regular trips to the supermarket and generally earning its keep in a household where all the cars – classics included – are expected to pitch in.
During that time the regular use it’s enjoyed while I haven’t been around has done the MG the world of good, firing up first time, every time. In fact, the only thing that’s gone wrong with it in the six months since it earned its annual ticket was the front number plate making a bid for freedom on a weekend outing to Anglesey; it managed to detach itself on the A5 not far from the Menai Bridge, but has since been reattached and the culprit – a mounting that had rusted through over time – has been sorted out. Other than that, it managed to complete the 300-mile trip without so much as a cough – proof positive that the bombproof reliability the MG showed on its big trip to the Highlands last year ( CCW, 15 June, 2016) wasn’t a one-off.
So, the ‘B’s clearly been on its best behaviour lately; and that’s good, because word has reached me from the North West that the FLM Panelcraft Range Rover is losing clutch fluid.
Can’t wait to take the MG out for a proper drive again…
The ‘B’s outings this summer have included a trip to the Menai Strait in Anglesey.