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I loved the car I had just before I got married in the early '90s. A white Renault 4 named Heidi. The floor was so rusted that you could watch the road whizz by under your feet. The brakes sometimes didn't work. Elderly, temperamental but I loved her. And now, here I am, heading towards being elderly and temperamental myself!

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A friend had a Talbot Horizon named Emma - short for emmental because she was full of holes!

My favourite car has to have been my Peugeot 205 XS. After my first car (a Talbot Samba) the 205 was lovely & nippy. It reminded me of my Dad; I loved it to bits but it was hopeless at mornings:-)
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My first car was a Hillman Imp. My partner at the time was an absolute genius with engines. The Imp had the engine in the back. They were notorious for overheating. My partner, in frustration one day, opened the back, and I could hear him out there pondering for ages. Finally, I heard "uh huh. Right. That'll work."
He stripped it right down, and although I didn't understand everything he did, he reversed the fan belt that was there, put a second fan belt going in the opposite direction, and did several other "adjustments". When you turned on the ignition, the car made a sort of ascending whooshing noise, like a helicopter starting off, but it never overheated again!
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Bit of a divergence but thinking of cars what was the name of that woman whose long, floaty scarf got caught in the wheels of a car and strangled her to death?
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Hen-Gen wrote:Bit of a divergence but thinking of cars what was the name of that woman whose long, floaty scarf got caught in the wheels of a car and strangled her to death?
According to Google, it was Isadora Duncan, in 1927.

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Of course, I remember now.
But how did you find that on Google if you don’t know the name to search for?
If anyone is interested in unimaginable pain and tragedy read the account of her life in Wikapeodia.
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Hen-Gen wrote:Of course, I remember now.
But how did you find that on Google if you don’t know the name to search for?
If anyone is interested in unimaginable pain and tragedy read the account of her life in Wikapeodia.
I searched "death- scarf caught in car wheels" Image

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Hen-Gen wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Of course, I remember now.
HenGen. I never thought you were that old!! :lol:
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Icemaiden wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Hen-Gen wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Of course, I remember now.
HenGen. I never thought you were that old!! :lol:
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If you gang up on me I might have a tantrum!
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