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Coffee-Break Memories

Coffee-Break Memories : Rail replacement – a job of Olympian effort

Coffee-Break Memories : Rail replacement – a job of Olympian effort

Public transport for the masses is not a job for the faint-hearted, especially when it comes to rail replacement and most certainly following a tragedy. In times of crisis, you would like to think the public become understanding and, for most of the time, they do… However, sometimes they don’t. The Leyland Olympian with ECW bodywork. My […]

Coffee Break Memories : Type B or not Type B – that is the question!

Coffee Break Memories : Type B or not Type B – that is the question!

Mike Humble shares more motoring mayhem from a few years ago. This one really did cause one or two moments of frustration. Didn’t you know this kind of caper is how his hair turned grey? Even though within these hallowed pages of the inter-web, I am known for championing the act of doing a job right, I’ve never […]

Coffee-Break Memories : Were you a fan of CB Radio?

Coffee-Break Memories : Were you a fan of CB Radio?

Dodgy wiring and a language that bordered on gibberish once took the UK by storm. Mike Humble recalls the time when your handle and 10-20 made all the difference in social circles. We are, of course, talking about CB radio… Films like Smokey and the Bandit captured the hearts of the British public and CB […]

Coffee-Break Memories : The magic of the self-repairing car

Coffee-Break Memories : The magic of the self-repairing car

Minimize that spread sheet and flick the kettle on for a coffee-break smiler. This time Mike Humble ponders for a moment on that mystical motoring phenomenon… cars that fix themselves. Full electrics and pepper pots – the Sierra Ghia was once a full-loaded bargain in every sense. You won’t get even a half-decent one for […]

By 10 February 2016 18 Comments Read More →
Coffee-Break Memories : Concorde – 40 years since the first commercial flight

Coffee-Break Memories : Concorde – 40 years since the first commercial flight

The Queen of the Sky always plucks an emotional chord at the heartstrings despite there being an incredible thirteen years since her demise. However, this week marks a significant supersonic anniversary. Mike Humble wipes away a tear and explains… As the First Officer calls out ‘rotate’ on the flight deck, G-BOAA blurs the background at […]

Coffee-Break Memories : A bitter sweet night out

Coffee-Break Memories : A bitter sweet night out

Here we go with another of Mike Humble’s coffee-break recollections relating to some automotive mayhem on a slightly larger scale, although this one does have a tenuous link to BMC>MGR…

By 18 December 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Coffee-Break Memories : After-school drill practice

Coffee-Break Memories : After-school drill practice

In the first of this brand new section which gives us (and you, if you want to tell us your memories) chance to reminisce and stuff that isn’t solely about BMC>MG cars, Mike Humble shares a nostalgic tale about teachers and their cars…

By 18 September 2015 45 Comments Read More →