Sunday, 4 May 2014
ARTHUR DALEY - THE NAME TO TRUST...
For many years, my father used to drive a RELIANT ROBIN. Everyone's heard the jokes about them, such as: "What's the difference between a Reliant Robin and a sheep? It's less embarrassing being seen getting out the back of a sheep!" Or: "Did you hear about the bank robbers who used a Reliant Robin as a getaway car? A passer-by managed to get the chassis number and the police traced them to their hideout!"
Anyway, around 30 years ago, I saw the above item and thought it would be ideal for my dad's Reliant Robin. He never used it, and a good number of years after he died, I discovered it tucked away in a drawer and reclaimed it. It hangs on the wall of my room as a reminder of a great TV programme and my dad's car - no doubt it'll be a much sought-after collectors' item one day. It's bound to fetch a fortune - after all, it's only ever had one careful owner.
It also reminds me that, back then, just as Arthur would say, the world was my lobster. I often find myself wishing that it still was, but it passed me by when I wasn't looking. Now, if only that lobster had been driving a Reliant Robin, eh?
Oh, for the good old days.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, May 04, 2014