Andy et al-
That reminds me of a great story from The Summer Party (TSP) 3 years ago.
One of my good friends drove to TSP in a RHD Doretti. Many can now guess who
he is I suppose. After passing through a small town at dusk with a headlight
out and the top down, he was pulled over by the local police. Of course, the
cop walked up to the left side of the car and asked for license and
registration. As the cop returned to his cruiser, they quickly put the top up
so he would
not notice the RHD.
The driver, Tom, who will remain anonymous, was reported to not have a valid
license and the registration was for one of the other numerous cars he owns.
How would the cop know the difference in a Doretti and a TR? Everything checked
out, the license and registration returned to the passenger and they happily
made it to Indiana, PA with a warning to repair the headlight.
You simply cannot make up a story that good.
Bowling Green, KY
In a message dated 11/19/2004 7:00:33 PM Central Standard Time,
In a message dated 11/19/2004 3:57:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
email@example.com relayed a story, the moral of which was:
"Always check whether a car is left or right hand drive before
breathalysing the guy in the right hand seat"
Reminds me of a somewhat similar story told me years ago. A friend of mine
and his wife (both, at the time, employees of the local BLMC dealer's parts
department) were out driving one night in their MGB, somewhere on the rural
mountain roads near their house in upstate New York. At one point they were
pulled over by a local sheriff's deputy patrol.
The deputy got out of his car and approached the LH side, and he asked the
woman occupying that seat for her license and registration, etc. She
The deputy, in turn, was good enough to lend the beam from his flashlight to
illuminate the glovebox in front of her so she could locate the registration
Oh, did I neglect to mention that this was a right-hand drive MGB?
As I recall the story, the deputy was apparently far too embarrassed or
proud or whatever to call any attention to the mistake he'd made, and he
eventually sent the couple on their way sans ticket....