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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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It was one of those "I wonder what would happen if...." moments
Driving along in my Mini (proper one, from the 70's, with rust but a massive stereo) trundling along a normal high street in the burbs of Leeds and i thought "ohh, DARE i turn off the ignition and take the key out!"

"i'll only do it for a few seconds, oh the thrill!" i thought until CLUNK - SHHIITTTEEEE STEERRING LOCK!

The 1.7 seconds while i put the key in and managed to wrestle it off again before the dodgy tracking on the car took me into a bollard outside an Estate Agents - seemed like an eternity. Luckily only managed to bounce off the kerb and kept going, shamefully ducking down in the seat. I don't think my hand stopped shaking for a good hour.

I did write that Mini off 4 weeks later - i hit a volvo and it proper killed my little car :(
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 17:22, 2 replies)
I had a Mini and a Volvo!
after driving both i fully understand how the former would not survive a meeting with the latter!
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 18:27, closed)
RIP Austin Mini 850cc
my brakes failed (typical drum ones) i tried to avoid the back of his volvo but 'caught' the bumper.

It demolished the wing/engine compartment/a pillar of my car, he just brushed some plain flecks off his bumper and said "mines fine, want a tow home as yours is ruined?" What a nice man.
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 18:30, closed)

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