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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

A world where nothing is real

6 comments:

Sam Vega said...

Sadly, the actual car that you buy as a result of the advertising is all too real. That's why it is not as good as the ad, stops being "the ultimate driving experience" and becomes "the car" in a couple of weeks, and then fails its MOT. As yet, these exciting features elude the backroom boys.

Michael said...

We've moved on a bit since all model cars were made of clay and old bits of wood...

And the Triumph Herald was reputed to be able to go round corners, but nobody really found out why!

A K Haart said...

Sam - commuting to Nottingham put me off "the ultimate driving experience" for life.

Scrobs - I saw a Triumph Herald the other day and I'm still surprised to see how small they are.

Angus Dei said...

But they did have an amazing turning circle AK, to do with the camber and upper and lower trunnions I believe.

A K Haart said...

Angus - I seem to remember that too. We don't seem to hear so much about them now but a tight turning circle can be very useful. Our drive for example.

Angus Dei said...

Snag was that there was so much pressure on the trunnions that they used to fail quite often, especially when you were in the middle of a U-turn or going round a tight bend at some-ish speed:)