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This blog is a record of running a 50 year old classic car as essential transport and for road trips.

It is here to prepare those who might be tempted to do the same, they require mental and physical stamina, tenacity and transportational back up (not necessarily in that order). It has been challenging, time consuming, frustrating, nerve wracking but very rewarding and enjoyable.

My Jensen CV8 is being driven, not stuck in a garage collecting dust, it is not a concours condition car, and in a lot of respects is showing its age, but it creates interest where ever I go and is great fun to drive.

This blog is dedicated to my family and friends who have to put up with the sweet(?) smell of oil and leather, car seats that only reach half way up your back, front seat belts that attempt to garrotte you every time you turn a corner at speed, and the need for ear defenders at any speed above 50 mph.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

So the UK flight ban has been lifted to a huge sigh of relief to most people (apart from those forced to stay on holiday!). But the fallout from the volcanic eruption is far greater, the commercial choas of getting the delayed people and goods back to where they need to be, the long suffering flower growers in Africa with rotting petunias, and worst of all the number of people that have a little piece of Iceland deposited on their cars.

The biggest dilemma is what to do with the ash? We are told that it is abrasive enough to bring down a fully loaded Jumbo Jets, is it safe to continue driving?

Do we expect government guidelines to advise us on how to deal with this national disaster....the first political party to publish such guidelines gets my vote!

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