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Tiger catches Lion: The Further Adventures of a Travelling Whippet


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We were delayed getting into Warrington so I just had time to nip out of the station for poo number 4 before catching the next train.

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Packed train again. Himself had a seat reservation but an old lady was sitting there and he didn't have balls to evict her so we're left squatting in the vestibule.

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And home. Dog back where he started the day - asleep on the sofa.

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Car ran perfectly and the journey was great. It's a nippy wee thing with great turn-in, so much fun to hustle over the Hartside Pass. As my surname is Catton I had to stop off here:

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Sits at about 3.5k revs at 70mph on the motorway but still feels nicely composed. I filled the tank before leaving Hexham (just over £60) and still had half a tank 250 miles later when I got home.

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Now I must confess I did cheat and remove most of the jeopardy of driving a 20 year old roffle prize home. The car only had a couple of weeks test so @loseronekindly dropped it off with @Jimbob McGregor who gave it a check over and service and put it through an MOT - I'm indebted to both of them.

It now wants for nothing other than perhaps a new rear wiper blade. The rather small and off-set pedal box will take some getting used to, my size 11s only just fit and I have to be precise so as not to accidentally catch the brake when going for the accelerator or clutch!

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I'm counting my blessings and feeling very appreciative tonight - I'm lucky to have won the car and I'm grateful for being part of this automotive community. 

Cheers Autoshite!

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