Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to OOF

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5  All   Go Down

Author Topic: What did you learn to drive with?  (Read 1063 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Sir Tigger QC

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • West Dorset
  • Posts: 13918
    • BMW 530d & a Ford
    • View Profile
What did you learn to drive with?
« on: 02 June 2018, 18:28:38 »

I learnt to drive on one of these when I was 11.  :y

My Dad taught me the basics and when he felt I had got the hang of it went in for a fag and a cuppa, telling me to practice stopping and starting and not just to go round and round the field. "But don't go too fast!" was his parting shot.  ::)

I didn't go fast, but I did wonder what would happen if I took my foot off the clutch suddenly.  ::) 

It turns out that it's possible for an 11 year old boy to pull a wheelie with a Little Grey Fergie tractor!  :o  ::)  ;D

I was suitably chastened by the experience and my Dad was very pleased to find me trundling around very sedately when he came back.  ;)
Logged
RIP Paul 'Luvvie' Lovejoy

JC is not The Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!!

dave the builder

  • Intermediate Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Derbyshire
  • Posts: 356
    • omega b2 2.6 cdxi
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #1 on: 02 June 2018, 18:37:08 »

I learned the basics in tractors on a farm too  :)
double de-clutch to change gear   ;D
i'd have been 13 ,so 35 years ago  :o
Logged

Doctor Gollum

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 9147
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #2 on: 02 June 2018, 18:43:36 »

CitroŽn AX :D for five lessons, immediately followed by 3, 000 miles over the following month in Dad's Sierra  8)
Logged
Onanists always think outside the box.

zirk

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • Epping Forest
  • Posts: 10737
  • 3.2 Manual Special Saloon ReMapped and LPG'd and
    • 3.2 Manual Special Estate
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #3 on: 02 June 2018, 18:55:04 »

No idea, I was running away from most of them when they ended in a hedge or similar.
Logged

Andy B

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Bury Lancs
  • Posts: 35497
    • R320 TDM850 SmartRoadster
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #4 on: 02 June 2018, 19:06:10 »

I learned the basics in tractors on a farm too  :)
double de-clutch to change gear   ;D
i'd have been 13 ,so 35 years ago  :o

Seems there's a trend on OOF. I first drove a tractor too ..... a red one .... can't remember what flavour.

I was about 13 too though in my case it was 43 years ago  :o :o :o
Logged

biggriffin

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • huntingdon, Hoof'land
  • Posts: 7309
    • 02 3.2 mv6 estate.
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #5 on: 02 June 2018, 19:11:08 »

A Nuffield universal.
Logged
Hoof'land storeman..

Omega is a barge not a dtm-touren-wagen

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Kent
  • Posts: 2644
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #6 on: 02 June 2018, 19:16:27 »

I didn't learn on a tractor as such, but partially in a 1950's Humber Snipe that had no power steering, so it was very heavy to steer by way of a massive steering wheel, and to change gear you had to double de-clutch.  What fun it was though, until a tapet broke on No 3 cylinder!! ::)

The BSM driving school car was a mini which was vastly different to the Humber!  I did manage to pursuade my boss to drive his company Ford Mk2 Cortina which was fun, especially when I took to 80 mph on the A2 ;)

Oh, great days.  I still would love to drive a tractor though :y
Logged

BazaJT

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • SLady bitshorpe N.Lincs.
  • Posts: 5028
    • Omega 3 litre Elite
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #7 on: 02 June 2018, 19:22:47 »

Off road as it were then it was a 1933 Buick McClaughlin[that had been bullet proofed :o possibly from the factory but certainly before dad bought it]and a Bedford TK tipper.On road driving instructors car was a Renault 8.
Logged

Bigron

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Witham, Essex
  • Posts: 3847
    • Omega 2.6 V6 Auto '51 Reg
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #8 on: 02 June 2018, 19:38:57 »

Firstly a BSA Golden Flash (initially with a sidecar) and then a 1938 Morris 12. An early, interesting trip from Essex to Cornwall on "L" plates!  ;D 8) :y

Ron.
Logged

TheBoy

  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 96450
  • Millennium Man
    • Anything that goes
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #9 on: 02 June 2018, 19:49:35 »

Officially, in a Mini Metro owned by my allocated driving instructor.
Logged
I don't tolerate bickering, and I'm always grumpy.
And Lizzie Zoom says I'm a heartless bastid...and she's absolutely correct!

TheBoy

  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 96450
  • Millennium Man
    • Anything that goes
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #10 on: 02 June 2018, 19:51:53 »

Actually, when I truly learnt how to drive was after I passed my test.  In my case, when they gave me a clapped out little yellow Morris Ital van, £1m worth of liability (we didn't have traditional insurance, but a bond in place), and my boss's parting words were "go do your worse"

;)
Logged
I don't tolerate bickering, and I'm always grumpy.
And Lizzie Zoom says I'm a heartless bastid...and she's absolutely correct!

Varche

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • middle of Andalucia
  • Posts: 10387
  • Emeritus Omega owner, found it
    • Golf Est,4x4 bus,Corsa1.2
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #11 on: 02 June 2018, 19:57:26 »

First car I drove was , I think, a Ford Pop  sit up and beg. I would be 11 or 12. It belonged to our neighbour who was two years older. It is the only car I have ever driven that you could select reverse whilst still going forward. Got to say never tried it on later cars. We had a figure of nine track. First car I owned was, I think , a Riley 1.5 . We had unofficial free use of Wykeham forest tracks. Used to help out on local farm as a young teenager. First job with a tractor was moving tractor and trailer around field while men loaded bales of straw. Graduated to driving tractor and trailer loading grain whilst  combine harvester kept harvesting. How proud I felt. If the fields were near the farm we even took the rig back to the farm to tip via public roads albeit off the beaten track. I dare say the local copper knew as he knew everything looking back.
Passed my test in my mothers Ford Anglia.

Talking of my mother. She passed her test on a motorbike and sidecar. When it came to learning to drive a car my dad said these are the controls  off you go on your own! That was a Ford Pop too that they hand painted as it was a bit rusty.

Later my dad traded that car in and asked what was going to happen to it. ď our mechanics will swarm over it and strip it of parts then it will be scrapped. ď how much will you get for it? £15. So my dad bought it back and gave it to me. First mod was to fit a 1200 cc engine £10 guaranteed ( the scrapyard stamped it !Ē. Did me well as a student

Gosh happy days a thousand years ago. I had a good childhood.
Logged
My doctor has diagnosed me as paranoid. I wonder who else he has told?

Migv6

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Webs End.
  • Posts: 4285
    • 3.2 Elite & Merc 190D.
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #12 on: 02 June 2018, 20:10:35 »

I had a go at nicking my Dads car by releasing the handbrake on the hill outside our house when I was about six. Apart from that, I learned to drive in the HB Viva he bought me, to keep me off motorbikes, with him sat nervously beside me.
Didn't have any actual lessons, just got the hang of it and then went and took my test.
« Last Edit: 02 June 2018, 20:14:14 by Migv6 »
Logged
Wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then.

pauls

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • By the sea minehead
  • Posts: 2031
    • A4 s line
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #13 on: 02 June 2018, 20:12:41 »

Learnt to drive a 4 tonner when i was 17 in the army. actual went legal at 21 in a ford escort.
Logged
..

Nick W

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Posts: 6149
  • Rover Metro 1.8VVC
    • 3.0l Elite estate
    • View Profile
Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #14 on: 02 June 2018, 20:17:17 »

I learnt in my Mum's mk2 Cavalier, plus the two new ones that my instructor had in the year I saw him and the selection of Datsun Sunnys rented while the insurance claims were processed. His claims, not mine ;D
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5  All   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.147 seconds with 17 queries.