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Pudsey Bear

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What could you have done with a Metal 3D printer and a CNC lathe eh.
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Destroyed Euro Car Parts and set all their slaves free...
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I first drove by myself when I was four years old. I was immediately addicted.

I was always allowed to play in the family car ('55 Husky) before bed time. If I stood on tip toe, I could just see through the screen.

Sloping garden + no handbrake applied by mum + wiggling steering wheel = FORWARD MOTION!

I took out a tree. Best thing I ever did.

Passed test at 17 and drove cars/Transits for Solomons Garage, Camberley and Fiat Marn. I still earn my living from driving today.

Worst Moment: Losing control of a loaded MAN 7.5t at 78mph on the old Medway slip road off the M2. Got it sideways on wet tarmac, entered roundabout looking through driver's door window at approaching kerb of grassy roundabout in middle of road. Stopped one inch short. Not a soul in sight. Adrenaline shake was so bad I couldn't drive for 5 mins. Learned lesson.

Best Moment:  Chasing a mauve Austin 1800 Land Crab over the fine, twisting, open roads around Lancaster in my Citroen Ami 8. After about seven miles of flat out 72mph fun, hurling it into corners with my right foot mashed into the floor, watching the 1800 slide beautifully as it fought to get away from me, the driver of the mauve Austin waved to say he was pulling over.

Being friendly, I followed him in to the gravel lay-by ahead. Big man in trench coat got out. Big man walked over to me.

Big man explained that mauve Austin 1800 belongs to Crime Squad. Crime Squad drive fast because they are going to a crime. Big Man told me that, since I was not Crime Squad and was not attending a crime, I should slow down and behave. Big Man asked me if I understood? Skinny 18 year old me said yes and mumbled something about "sorry". Big Man said "good" then grinned and walked away. Big Man shot off like firework in screaming Land Crab once more.  
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Maybe a little older than 4 but not by much. I was allowed to roll dads car a big Wolsley down the quite steep slope into the garage. After a while decided that this is not real driving so started the car and drove it straight through the back of the garage taking out the fully laden work bench complete with drawers full of nuts bolts and all the car bits dad had saved. Surprising how fast you can run at that age. Good job dad was a dab hand at car repairs. Still couldn't sit down for a week though. Might have got away with something like that today with the PC brigade not letting you discipline kids. But that's another story. [biggrin]
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ursctt57fis7a8t/2017-05-04%2017.47.51.jpg?dl=0 Here's one I found, stripped to the absolute minimum.
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Didn't learn to drive, just took the test, failed first time on mirror use but passed second time. Took test in a 1966 grey minivan, I think it was 1967 or so as I had the Austin Champ then and was on L.plates.



That picture is by the railway bridge over the Three-Bridges to Crawley, Horsham etc line, and is the old Furnace Farm access  road before Furnace Green was built in Crawley.


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A mate had one of those, always fancied one.
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Apparently I used to stand on my dads knees while he was driving his Austin 7 and steer it. This was at the age of 3 and 4. This stopped after the brakes faded on the hill into Dover and my mum decided my driving days were over as we just managed to stop behind a petrol tanker!!
Passed the test 13 days after my birthday mostly due to a neighbour who owned a Mini Cooper that had belonged to Raymond Baxter and took me on stupidly fast trips around the countryside.
He built a go cart and asked me to sit in to test the brakes while he towed me behind the cooper. The tow rope was about 10ft long so it honed my reflexes at an early age.
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My road driving for real started in 1968. Took a 1 hour lesson with the grumpiest instructor with British School of Motoring, He looked about 90. He must have thought 17 year olds shouldn't drive. He kept yelling slow down Slow down. Brake Brake. At 20 mph I thought what the hell is this guy on about. So the driving test at that time also took about an hour and only cost about half as much again as a 1hr lesson with BSM. I decided to give it a go.
Failed but the examiner said "you have only just failed young man." he then told me what to brush up on and to apply straight away for a retest. Got a cancellation the week later different examiner 1ft on snow on the roads in Durham so roads quite bad passed this time examiner said " Remarkable how I coped with the road conditions. Well done." One happy bunny. Total cost less than a tenner. Still for me 2 weeks wages then. [thumb]


PS. I have taught my wife and both of my sons to drive and they all passed first time. Buggers keep reminding me I had to take the test twice. [mad]

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