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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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Best car I had
I once had occasion to run my own car for business. Looking through the local ads I came across an Omega MV6, just the thing - right price, right size (I was going to be doing serious international mileage)full service history and low mileage.
I went to see it and fell in lust. You see, it had been modified by a company that was trying to break into the supply of 'modified' vehicles for the police. A very trick injection system, fast rack, bilsteins all round, competition clutch - the full monty for a pursuit vehicle. It had been demonstrated to three constabularies and had only 11000 on the clock.
What a motor!
I'd only had it for a week when I was hurtling down the A14 at somewhat above the limit (early morning, very little on the road) as I had to pick up the boss so we could get to Vesoul in eastern France ASAP. In my 'Oh shit I've got to make it to Dover in a ludicrously short time' frame of mind, I overtook a police car that I hadn't clocked. Bugger. Looking across at the driver, he took one look at me and urgently waved me on as if he thought I was in hot pursuit. I didn't need telling twice so I got the hell out of there.
It transpired that the DVLA hadn't quite got round to registering the car as mine, he'd checked the reg as I came up behind him and saw that Hertfordshire police were still the registered owners (as I found this out later from a mate in the fuzz).
A very lucky escape for me.
I don't speed now*

*Compared to, say, the average F1 driver.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 16:08, 2 replies)
Now that's handy.
Like the work CBR600rr I had for a few weeks only to return it.
"Ah, we didn't actually get round to registering that one!"
I could have gone through as many cameras as I liked:(
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 16:23, closed)
You lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky bastard.
I overtook a police car on the A14 early one morning (on the Newmarket bypass bit where it's 3 lanes), at a speed of roughly "hurtle". Even though I'd slowed down to below 70 by the time he caugh up with me I still got 3 points for it :-(
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 17:01, closed)

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