More nostalgia!


One of my old flatmates of 50 years ago (time flies when you are in Pattaya and having fun) sent the attached photo up to me.

The year is 1963, the remains of a car I am sitting on is a 1948 MG TC, and the tow car was my $50 1953 side valve V8 Ford Customline, driven by a mate, Roger Prior, who these days is a respected academic in Canada.  The location was suburban Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

We towed the chassis home, with the partially operative handbrake being the only device for retardation.  You look at photos like that and you wonder just how did we get away with it.

What we did 50 years ago What we did 50 years ago