I always had a love of cars, even from being a toddler when I had a great many Dinky and Corgi diecast models (favourites were De Soto Firefly, Chevy Impala, Ford Thunderbird - all 1950s/1960s vintage).
My first real car was an odd choice - a 1965 Ford Corsair - a very Americanised design. This was followed by ... another Corsair (V4 this time). I then had a varied selection of British, French, Japanese and German cars - including, in no particular order: Mini 850, Wolseley 16/60, Vauxhall Cresta 3.3, Opel Kadett SRi, Triumph TR2, Datsun Bluebird 160, Mercedes 500SEC Coupe, Vauxhall Senator 3.0 straight 6, Vauxhall Senator 3.0 straight 6 24v, Renault 16 TL, Renault 16 TX, Renault 5 TL, Renault 5 GTL, Renault 5 Turbo (Mk 1), Renault 5 GT Turbo, Renault 5 GT Turbo "Raider", Vauxhall Astra GTE, Jaguar Sovereign V8, Jaguar XJR, Renault Avantime 3.0 V6, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Beat (mid-engined open two-seater 3-cylinder 660cc) and BMW Mini Cooper-S Clubman. I still have the XJR, Civic Type-R and Clubman Cooper-S in my little stable.
Ford Corsair 1965 model
Triumph TR2 1956 model
Renault 16TX 1974 model
'59 Chevy Corvette Racer
'68 Dodge Charger (yes, Bullitt!!)
UK Honda Beat Club
Renault Avantime Club
Honda Civic Type-R Club
— Profile last updated: Dec 17, 2009