Blog: Lucky me, I guess

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

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LUCKY me again. A trip to the workshop to shuffle round some cars, and to escape the office proved a bit of a shocker. Having picked up the CzechWrecks Skoda from the Bauer car park, I cruised up the A1, wondering what the nice hot smell coming from my vents was.

After a few miles the smell seemed to ease off, and I went about my business as normal. Come 5.30pm and home time, Neil and I left at the same time – with him following me in his Peugeot 106, and me in the Felicity. All was going well until we took some corners at an enthusiastic pace – the aftermath was a plume of blue smoke, inside and out. Time to slow down, take stock and see what the problem was. When I get to the next set of lights, I take a glance at the front wheel and see that not all’s well.

There’s plenty of smoke now and, when I run my finger along the tread, I feel an inch wide gouge, and the stickiness of melted rubber. Oh dear. Sticking my head under the arch, I am confronted with this…

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Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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