Friday, 7 August 2009

Sooty's Car

Parked in the car park at Sherbourne Wharf (Heritage Boats) was this little beauty. A 1935/36 Bugatti.
A chap walking towards me with leather flying jacket sporting an Alvis badge seemed a likely candidate for the ownership so I asked him if it was his and sure enough it was. "Could I take some photo's?" to which he replied, "Of course."

And why Sooty's car? Because the Dinky model Bugatti that my brother Robert had as a young boy was a particular favourite of our cat Sooty. This was the car that she bashed around the tiled floors in our childhood home in preference to any other model. That and the marble in the cast iron bath tub - I think she just liked to make as much noise as possible...

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