A funny thing happened on the way to.......

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#1 A funny thing happened on the way to.......

Post by chrisfell » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:49 pm

Another mild day - no salt on our south-west roads yet - another drive to see Dad. On the way I stopped for fuel. As I was filling up a lady of a certain age walked up and said “Nice car”.
“Thank-you.”
“My God-Father designed its engine.”
“Huh, er wow that’s interesting.”
“Yes, his name was William Heynes.”

I had nothing to follow that. I could have said what a fine engine, this one has probably done somewhere north of 200,000 miles, but I was too taken back by such a random happenstance.

Anyway I had to share the experience.
Chris '67 S1 2+2

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#2 Re: A funny thing happened on the way to.......

Post by Simonpfhc » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:13 am

Wow, what a great story :salute:

I’ve got nothing to top that, but I’ve had so many interesting conversations at garages. In fact, I quite enjoy going for petrol as it’s seldom I leave without a chat to someone.
Simon
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68 S1.5 OTS full resto starting....will be for sale!

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#3 Re: A funny thing happened on the way to.......

Post by Robsan » Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:12 am

Just thinking how blown away your dad was when you told him story ??

by the way dad, funny thing happened on way here :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:

lovely story

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