AO Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2013
County: Phnom Penh
I thought the Mongolia trip was absolutely brilliant. Reminiscent of previous big outings like the ones to New Orleans and Bolivia where they gave them the bare bones and let them get on with it.
The last one left me a bit misty eyed. Ford's mid-size saloons are woven into the fabric of society.
When I was 18 my mates all had 950cc Fiestas, I had a MKV Cortina. I was gutted when some ******* nicked it. I proposed to my wife in another MKV Cortina and the first time we went on holiday was in it.
I remember going on holiday to Ireland with wife and kids in my Sierra GLSi and racking up about 1200 miles in a week. The first time my kids came with me on a car buying mission by train was to pick up another Sierra GLSi. I made more money in mileage claims in that one than I paid for it.
We went camping in our Mondeo loads of times. The last, to the lakes where it ****ed down, I had the worst hangover of my life, and at the end of it, I threw my tent in the bin.
TG is similarly intertwined. Elder child and I watched it religiously. Younger child joined us later. The number of times we have laughed out loud are too numerous to count. It has been funny, informative, ambitious and spectacular. It possibly lost its way a bit towards the end of the BBC days but no matter. It has helped foster a love of cars in my kids that will keep the skint for years to come.
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