It’s only ‘stuff’ (we’ve all got too much) or a ‘lump of metal’ but it has been a constant in my life since we first met and in his, since he bought the Triumph TR4 new in 1962. He was young and in the prime of life in that year. I was eleven.
It was MrQ’s decision to sell the car as his health and eyesight is failing and he no longer enjoys driving it. However, parting with MOO has, understandably, been a terrible wrench for him. Coping with this over the past few days, whilst preparing the car when I was already feeling under par has been difficult. I haven’t felt up to taking pics or writing my blip journal.
A big sense of relief for us both today. I drove the little powder blue car in the rain to The Imperial War Museum in Duxford where it is Lot 9 in the H&H auction which takes place on Wednesday afternoon. I spent a very interesting time there watching the vehicles arriving and being pushed into the huge AirSpace hangar. Once MOO had taken her place next to a Jaguar D-Type race car I headed for home on the train. It was the first time I had taken a train on my own for many years and I got myself in a bit of a pickle. Luckily a kind Greater Anglia person helped me out and I arrived home in the late afternoon with a sigh of relief.
My montage includes, at the top, the Alfa Romeo Montreal, which is one of my favourites. It looks a bit owl-like to me. The green car is a Riley Kestrel, quite quick in its time.
I’ll catch up with blip properly later in the week.