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thoroughbred cars of the UK

Outside the Chequered Flag showroom at Hammersmith, London, the gathering of Britain's fast cars was growing. It was becoming a 'who's who' of fast car marques. Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, AC, Bentley and Jaguar, the list grew by the minute. We had come in a Mk2 Jag and felt a bit 'common'. This was no celebration but the only real protest against the Labour Party's policy of stopping motorists having any fun at all. Tom Frazer had just introduced the 70 mile limit!

Finally we moved off towards the short section of motorway that was the M1. As soon as the road was reached, down went the loud pedal and off we went at 100 mph to the very end. If the police were around, they did not bother us and sitting in the cafe after our protest, we all began to ponder why we should ever bother owning such vehicles again.

Of course we did continue to buy them, and Britain still produces the best thoroughbred car in the World, the Aston Martin.