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Ian Bowers

United Kingdom
510 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  15:46:13  Show Profile
Today's Times(p15) quote:

"Never judge a book by its cover. Owners of classic Morris and MG motors are within the top ten of the highest drink and drug driving convictions, whereas flashier makes (sic) come in far lower on the list."

At the top of the list was Morris Minor drivers.

So, who is having all the fun and not telling?

Ian Bowers
OD 6791
J3 3772

Edited by - Ian Bowers on 07/12/2018 15:46:54

Ian Grace

USA
284 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  16:26:24  Show Profile
When pressed for a response, an official from the Vintage Minor Register said, "No comment - hic!".
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JCB

United Kingdom
165 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  17:15:20  Show Profile
Ian X 2 and Forum:

Did this article back this statement up with any hard facts or figures.? References and the like.
Strikes me as suspect reporting.
Lies damn lies and statistics. Comes to mind.
All the best.

John Bakewell

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DickMorbey

United Kingdom
2505 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  17:56:08  Show Profile





Dick Morbey
PA-PB 0743
Frieth, Oxon, UK
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Oz34

United Kingdom
1652 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  18:41:47  Show Profile
Fake news.
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paul55

Luxembourg
488 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  19:08:48  Show Profile
Can the Thunderer be wrong, saw a clip somewhere the other day of an old moggy 1000 giving a Police car the slip! I had one years ago and my wife reused to drive it, suspension issues...or lack of, it did roll a bit in the bends. Compared to the Midget she had been driving it was a slightly different experience, in the end we opted for a MGB GT with child seats in the back.
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DickMorbey

United Kingdom
2505 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  20:27:43  Show Profile
We had a 1964 Moggy - the big-engined 1098cc model. Took it on honeymoon in 1970 and on reversing up the slope at Portloe harbour the rear springs informed us that their anchorage points would be much happier if they could join us inside the car, rather than in their proper place. I am sure we were sober - at least for some of the time!

Dick Morbey
PA-PB 0743
Frieth, Oxon, UK
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Westbury

United Kingdom
491 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  20:36:17  Show Profile
Hello, Dick.

What on earth would you be doing on the slope at Portloe Harbour ???? On your honeymoon and the rear springs failing. Really !!!!!!#128512;

Best wishes,

Chris
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Blue M

United Kingdom
796 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2018 :  22:20:52  Show Profile
The last ones were good for 80.
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MG Maverick

United Kingdom
873 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  05:44:04  Show Profile
At the time of our many honeymoons, we owned a Rover P4 1959 which had a large rear bench seat and a retractable arm rest, the rear door pull straps were a great accessory at times. Not so flexible these days !

Chris

J2353
J4129
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KevinA

New Zealand
253 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  08:27:27  Show Profile
So Dick. You were on honeymoon and the rear springs collapsed.

No, I can't see any possible connection there!

Edited by - KevinA on 08/12/2018 08:29:09
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leckstein

USA
330 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  11:38:15  Show Profile
If I read the article right, MG may be in the top ten, but not in the top 4. If Minors were in 4th place with 4 per thousand, I would speculate that MG was three or less although the article is not clear as to whether the 4 in a thousand was the average for all cars or for the Morris. In any event, that is not a terrible statistic.

Mike L
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Vitesse

United Kingdom
160 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  16:33:49  Show Profile
'33 per cent of every 1000 Panther drivers.'

According to howmanyleft.co.uk there are just 45 Panthers still registered in the UK. Which I reckon means that only a fraction of one driver has a drink-drive conviction!

There are lies, damned lies, statistics and disguised advertorials for MoneySupermarket ...
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graham holdsworth

United Kingdom
376 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  17:21:54  Show Profile
Is it April 1st ?
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Brian Kelly

USA
488 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  18:40:18  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by paul55

I had one years ago and my wife reused to drive it, suspension issues...



Paul, was it drink or drugs that your wife was suspended for? Or was it both??

Brian.
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briang

United Kingdom
204 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  18:41:00  Show Profile
At the risk of being labelled a po-faced spoilsport....it does amaze me seeing some people at old car pub meetings set off to drive home with two pints of Best inside them.

Brian
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