I like to think that I’m a fully paid up member of the style council (on a good day), and some things are definitely verboten. Whilst driving to my Spanish class the other night I was cruising along the inside lane, no hurry, when I was distracted by 4 gleaming full-on headlights in my rear view mirror. The lights were so bright I couldn’t tell what it was, and this was in broad daylight. Seconds later I was gracefully overtaken by a beautiful green Morgan sports car – a rare sight indeed.
Then, to my amazement, I noticed that stuck in the middle of the windscreen of this classic vision of motorness (I’m not a Petrolhead – I just know what looks good) – was a huge SatNav screen. What the ? Style points went from 100 to, maybe, 10 at best, in a flash.
What was the driver thinking? Would you hang furry dice from your Aston Martin? I felt like pulling him over and slapping him around the head for gross style violations. I was so distracted by this incongruity that I missed my turn-off and had to weave my way a couple of miles back through town. Some people ! A gorgeous classic sports car……….and a SatNav ? Whatever happened to pulling over into a garage, rolling out in your butterscotch corduroy trousers while everyone watched, and asking the attendant for directions while everybody drools over your alloys? (Actually, I would have taken the rip at the point of the butterscotch corduroy trousers, but you get the picture.)
There’s no accounting for no taste.
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clearly taste and status symbols have no common ground
Sadly this is often true. Thanks groupiemom.
I have to agree with you. Then again, I drive a mini-van, what do I know?
Mini-vans are cool, Hook. You don’t see many of them any more.
LOL! Someone obviously wasn’t thinking about practicality ;).
ps. That car is GORGEOUS. Wow!
As you can see from the picture the windscreen is small – and the SatNav screen was huge. The driver must have been doing more map reading than driving.
When you get to India..you wud see many such Cars and Bikes..u wud be stumped to see how “cool” people can get 😛
Ah, but India is a special case, Narendra. Normal rules don’t apply. I love the way so much of India is multi-coloured. It’s fantastic. You’ve only got to watch the crowds at the cricket to see that. 🙂
Would love to have one of those… But am still a big Audi n Ferrari fan…:) Love those cars….
Hi Ms Sunshine, I like some of the Audi’s too. Ferraris – not sure, do they have good music systems in them? 🙂
Don’t believe I’ve ever seen a Morgan. It is fabulous! I’m not a huge car person, but can sure enjoy a beautiful thing when see it. I’d love to ride around in one of those!
Morgans are all made by hand and production amounts to about 600 per year – which is one of the reasons they are special, expensive, and rare.