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Old 04-05-17, 11:21 PM   #21
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Probably any policeman that stopped me wouldn't even know the meaning of the word rigidity, even less the significance of lack of it.
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Old 05-05-17, 02:56 PM   #22
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This sort of thing reminds me of the old joke:

The traffic police pulled me over the other night to tell me one of my number plate lights wasn't working. I got out to have a look and said "Never mind my number plate light... where's my bloody caravan?!".
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Old 06-05-17, 09:06 AM   #23
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I spent a fortnight staying with my mates uncle in Jersey in the early 60s He was a builder & told us this:- I needed to move my four wheel cement mixer to a site & having no tow bar I tied it on the rear bumper of my car with rope. On the way i got stopped by a copper. He walked up to the window & said " are you aware that its illegal to tow a cement mixer in that manner sir?" (Ron's Uncle said) Cement mixer ??? he turned around, feigned surprise & said Bloody Kids. The copper looked to the sky & said just be careful sir. (I imagine the result would be different nowadays.)
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I remember the 'joys' of towing trucks in on a rope, and having great fun with the car drivers who overtook the towed vehicle and then found themselves trapped between the two with nowhere to go! I also remember dragging a Bedford TK in one winter and, after turning left at a road junction, a glass globe from a street lamp flew past my cab window. The Bedfords steering box had water in the bottom that had frozen so restricted its turning ability and it caught the lamp, we just carried on and never heard anymore about it!

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In my first job in a local garage i went out on towing in jobs with the mechanic i worked with. In the bad winter of 1962/63 we went to tow in a Ford Consul with a flat battery. The roads were lethal with packed snow. On the way up a winding hill the Consul owner decided to bump start his car (He was being towed on a chain) He slid sideways just as a car going the other way passed, Missed it by inches, then slid back behind the Dodge breakdown truck as a second car passed missed that by a hairs breadth. He didnt try it again.Think he had to wash his seat though.
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We had a callout to pick up a Renault Dauphine that had hit a kerb. When we got there there was no car. We looked around & found it in the middle of a blackberry bush just off the road it had apparently taken to the air.
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