About time too, in my opinion…
High heels next Sunbeam… how the hell do you ladies manage to balance on stilettos
More to the point, how do they drive in them?
In the interests of self-preservation, I will not be providing an answer to my question.
Regarding 3 wheelers. A shame really, I have one in the garden which when bought over 15 years ago did not even need registration either, only insurance. We used it little after getting a 2nd car and then, after the law changed in 2009, couldn’t be bothered to track down the paperwork required.
No, a Piaggio Ape van. Scooter engine underneath on the rear axle, handlebar steering, motorbike throttle, gear and brake controls, seatbelts for 1 but room enough on the bench seat for 2. 3 forward gears and 3 reverse.
Before she drove it I advised my wife to stop at the bottom of the 10% hill to our house and engage 1st gear. This because to get from 2 to 1 it is necessary to pass through neutral, and there isn’t time.
First time out I heard her approaching in the valley a km away and went out to watch how she did. She duly raced up to the hill in 3rd, racing change to 2nd and, just before the top, got stuck in neutral. Started rolling backwards, found first, and did the most magnificent wheelie before, sensibly, setting the brake and calling for help.
The neighbours’ young son thought this was a marvellous display and for a long time afterwards came out to watch the fun whenever he heard the telltale buzzing noise in the distance. She also managed to demolish several tables of veg in the market when reversing one day, to be fair the mirrors were not good, but it was met with huge laughter, even from the stallholder as the crowds all lent a hand collecting the cabbages etc.
So she had a ready and appreciative crowd at both ends of her shopping expeditions.
Been searching for a picture without success, maybe later.
The CT will also be needed for " Sans Permis" cars. Makes me happy looking at the number I see held together with gaffer tape. Hope they also check the sound levels on 2 wheelers. The noise most of the scooters make is terrible
Ahh Graham you bought the black ones - I thought the sparkly ones were more your style!
temporary reprieve for 2-wheelers… ?
well…till after the election anyway
Those are Louboutins… Worth the pain.
It’s not going to happen… after all…
Totally fabulous, I covet one big time
I have also always coveted one and would really like one right now (apart from if it’s a standard Piaggio scooter underneath, because I’ve had 3 or 4 Piaggio scooters and they are a heap of $hit if you do serious work with them and I wouldn’t even accept one free). But I think the original Ape went out of production a very long time ago.
Round here the farmers seem to use old Renault vans in a similar way.
very pleased as now one less expense and effort for the quad thanks for sharing
Sadly, in 2021 there 870 accidents on the roads and there were 22 deaths… involving trottinettes … !!!
the battle continues about the safety, air pollution and noise pollution of all 2 wheelers etc.