Formula Ford racer through London
TG suggested Ford make a road-legal version of its racer and let us drive it on real streets. They did…
Posted: 10 Dec 2012
I inch past taxis and buses under luminous banners, trying to look anonymous and failing spectacularly. "Does it have cruise control?" asks one wag. "Where's the switch for the wipers?" chimes in another. Hilarious. A group of Spanish tourists beseech me to rev it, and look disappointed when a gruff turbo fart emerges from its exhausts rather than a mighty V8 howl.
At least I don't get stopped by the police. I can only guess the spectacle is so ridiculous that passing rozzers assume no one would be daft enough to break the law that flagrantly. This may be a good strategy for life: planning to do something that looks a bit dubious? Make it look really dubious. Less suspicious that way. Escaping a throng of cameraphoning Chinese, away from Piccadilly.