33 thoughts on “Hot Wheels

    1. Tony

      Put one of these in his gicker a few years back. Toughest game in the world. Collapsed near the Red Cow roundabout. Had to get Twink to call the paramedics. Replaced it with the dog hair attachment off an old Hoover. Never looked back.

  1. Slightly Bemused

    I have no idea why this particular shot would remind me, but I have a soft spot for the car in which I made the fastest Waterford to Dublin run in my life. My boss needed to be at his girlfriend’s place by a certain time, and we were still working on a tricky cabling job. Anyone who has done multi-core audio cabling will understand, and this was a 32 core job. Nearly a jobbie!
    So we pack the car when done, and he is bemoaning the loss of lady friend commiserations later that evening. I wanted use of the car. So we made a deal. I get him there in time, I get to use the car for the weekend. This was in the days before we had motorways – even the first, the M7 – was still under construction. This was a challenge.
    I do not advise it, but I think I may have been just a blue streak on any cameras that existed then, and those that did see probably did not believe what they saw.
    I think I may have had the fastest trip through Carlow town at rush hour, and probably broke all the local laws.
    At a time when the usual time was about 3 hours, I did it in just under 1 hour 20 minutes. I would challenge this car to do the same under the same circumstances.
    The car was a 1991 Diahatsu Charade 993 cc diesel.

    1. Papi

      My first car! Two seater, drove round the country a million times with no bother. God, I loved her. LH 941.

        1. Papi

          I met mechanics who had never heard of a 1 litre diesel before. They were stunned. The van back was a bedroom on many occasion too.

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