I was going to say ‘Datsun’ but I thought that’s not going to mean much to the young people.
I read somewhere that Nissan are relaunching the Datsun brand on cars for sale in Asia. I remember them well on UK roads back in the day, never owned one though
I don’t think they’d dare relaunch them over here. Their reputation as rust buckets would come back for a lot if us, even though it would probably be unjustified these days.
I passed my driving test in 1981 in a Datsun
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I passed mine in 1986 in a Mini Metro. What a car that was.
1986 for me as well
1987 on a Renault Super 5 diesel
About 400 by 700 made from old pallets, some fire and some acrylic paint. Looks a lot better in real life. A super looking Flat Tracker.
Christophe Canitrot’s Staracer framed 1967 TR6. Bonny head, Mikunis, Morgo Barrels breathed on by Phillipe Fabre…
You’re all young whippersnappers 1974 for the bike 1978 for the car in my case…I was quite sad when I had to give up my clean green paper licence in 2016 for a photo one because I was going to NZ
Top trumps? …
1972 Hillman Avenger.
Edit: but didn’t get into bikes till my mid life crisis.
A cat licence in 1991 and jumped straight on to a CBR600F.
Actually bought it before passing my test.
1976 car test in a metallic green Vauxhall Viva HC
Car test in a Mitsubishi Lancer in 1980, 2 years after my bike test…
I don’t think it would be an issue today, as Skoda didn’t have that problem.
They did turn their brand image around, unlike British Leyland who ditched theirs and called themselves Rover; same cars, different perception.
1967, test taken (& passed first time) in a 1963 Vauxhall Cresta PB (web image, hopefully below) with Hydramatic gearbox. In those days (dearie) the licence wasn’t differentiated for manual or automatic. I didn’t take the test through any real interest in cars, per se, but it meant that I could relieve my dad of some of the duties of dropping off and picking up my mum from her work! I didn’t then buy myself a car until about 1976.
Bike test in 1969 and the car a year later thanks to the army.
Farkin ell you old git, in 1967 I wuz stil at joonia skool wearin shorts
What’s the saying about best tunes?
I suppose I should add that I took my bike test fewer than 4 weeks after my 16th birthday in 1966 …
(and I’ve ridden a motorcycle at some point in EVERY year since then!)
‘Old git’ is, indeed, quite apposite.