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Join Date: Aug 2006
Tricky one this.
Dangerous at any speed? Yes.
And yet....there are two ways of looking at it, and it depends on your perspective. My own view is that this thing offered disabled people (many injured in the war) mobility that would have been impossible otherwise. Lives were changed for the better generally, and so I brand it cool. Every single Invacar was owned by the NHS and then leased to people, before motability was introduced and all the Invacars were scrapped.
I nearly swung the other way, which was to ask why disabled folk had to rely on such a woblling deathtrap - but I swung back after considering the gulf between 1948 invacar and 1948 car, for poor, working class people, was possibly not that great.
By 1977 it probably felt a bit different, perhaps. Maybe not.