Ah! what a car...
That's Dinah leaning on the good ol' van parked in the VISITORS ONLY area at
the front of Hull University around 1977.
The red and yellow sticker on the side proclaims the vehicle as being the "TeleScope
Outside Broadcast van". In those days the unions television society didn't have
cash for fancy gear.
Reliants always got a bad press, but this thing carried loads of equipment for
TechComm later in its life and (not many people know this) if it was empty
then its 700cc engine could accelerate its plastic frame faster than most other
cars of the time... but only up to about 30mph! Still, it was a laugh to 'blow off'
just about anything at traffic lights for 50 yards or so...
Reminds me... One Of My Most Frightening Moments...
Driving down the motorway doing nearly 80mph in the van when the steering
suddenly stopped working 'cos the front tyre had just fallen off!
[Last modified: 31st Jan 1999]