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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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Possessed Citroen Diane tried to kill me...
Just after I passed my test I was presented with a shiney old Citroen Diane (like a square 2CV) by my generous parents. It was very slow and unconfortable etc, but hey, it was a car.

The best thing about the car was you could roll the soft top back. There were two modes, all the way tightly rolled like a sardine tin lid, and folded back on a hinged bracket about 1/2 metre from the front.

When in the rolled back mode you had to make sure that the hinged bracket was fastened down, otherwise the following might happen.

1) Young driver (me) on his way to Whitby in the sunshine with a bad hangover and two mates in the back sat on the rear portion of the roof. On the roof, not on the top of the back seat.
2) Gathering speed the onrushing air catches the unfastened hinged bracket and flips it backwards at speed.
3) Hinged metal bracket swings through 270 degrees in a split second and makes contact with the back of my head. Hard. Doing 65 MPH. On a country road.
4) I struggle to maintain my vision and consciousness whilst swerving all over the road.
5) The two idiots in/on the back could only cling on for dear life and laugh as they thought the whole thing hilarious.

Never trusted it after that.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 11:49, Reply)

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