Last week I passed my driving test!
It’s only taken me 15 years but I got there in the end. I took my first and (for a very long time) last test when I was 17. I was so bad that not only did I get a big cross for being dangerous but it was clear that there were a lot of other areas I needed to improve on. I just wasn’t safe! I think the main issue was I never really wanted to learn to drive and at 17 I spent most of my time upset I hadn’t got Topshop vouchers for my birthday but driving lessons instead. And so I did what lots of teenagers do when faced with, what seems at the time, to be an insurmountable problem, I gave up. However I have always loved a vintage car!
At every vintage event I go to I can be found making the wife take a photo of me next to a pretty vintage car I dream of owning. If we are out and about and I happen upon a vintage car I will usually take a quick snap of it, and if I see someone else driving one I have a tendency to get a touch jealous – and all the while I was happily unable to drive – mad I know. Nobody said I had to make sense.
So with the wife really wanting me to get it sorted once and for all, and my slow dawning realisation that maybe I do need to grow up and bite the bullet I started lessons (again).
After what felt like a life-time for my teacher – I passed.
We spent the whole way back from the test laughing as we couldn’t believe it.
Now I’ve passed all I can think about is having my own car, every where I look I see them. As I cleared out my magazines I found lots of great pictures.
Images cut out of The Chap, Best of British
For anyone who follows me on Pinterest I have a board called ‘When I pass my test!’ And would love any of these and the outfits.
So I better start saving if I want to be seen driving any of these beauty’s. For the time being the wife let me buy a key ring and I get the second set of keys to our family car (she is nothing but generous!). I decided to get one with the Queen on and have her as my role model. After all I’m planning to take over the world one day and having a driving license is one step forward.
Any of you have a vintage car?