Remember that first car?

I came across this old photo recently taken away back in July 1960. It shows our first car, a 1937 Ford 8 with side valve engine. It had rust holes in the door but was more highly polished than any car we have had since. It cost £60.00 and did 300 miles to the gallon of oil, and left a blue haze in its trail. It wasn’t great in petrol either but when you could buy four gallons for a pound including a tip to the petrol pump attendant, that was not too much of a problem. The windscreen wipers worked off the vacuum of the engine so they stopped when you went up a hill, but if you took your foot off the accelerator it would give you an emergency feeble wipe. 🙂 These were the days!

The picture shows a much more valuable first! Our first child – Allan, he’s lasting well, for which we are truly thankful to God!

Author: matthewmckinnonsblog

I'm am a married man, a father, grandfather and great grandfather who has been married to Muriel for 60 years. I have worked as an Engineer in the Sugar Business, and as a Manager in the Relief and Development sector. Firstly however, I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and this fact has shaped my life and work.

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