Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Suffolk, England
The Oldest Alfisti??
Waiting for the traffic to clear when leaving work at lunchtime today, I spotted a metallic silver-blue GT amongst the traffic. As I prepared to give the driver the customary thumbs up, I noticed a sprig of shocking white hair just peeping over the steering wheel with what looked like a very old lady attached to it.
When the traffic had passed, I set off in pursuit - not expecting it to be a probelm to catch up with an old lady.... However, about 2 miles later, when the road opened up into a 50mph dual carraigeway, the GT was only just visible in the distance - overtaking cars! The driver precisely indicating, pulling out, passing and moving back to the inside lane. I set off at 80mph and eventually caught up at a roundabout. The car was a '04 reg 2 litre petrol effort with a selespeed badge on the back (I didn't know that these existed!) The driver was indeed an old lady - I estimate in her early seventies.
If I can still drive with as much speed and precision, not to mention the savvy to operate something like a 'sillyspeed' gearbox when I reach her age, I will be chuffed to bits.
There is hope for us all yet!