Who the hell am I?
Woke up to find 170 people had joined this tribe. I probably owe you an introduction.
Hi. My name is Ian Wright. I write words for my website BothHandDrive.com in a bid to improve my writing. I'll be doing the same here.
Here's some things you might like to know:
When there’s a cop following me I pretend I'm a fugitive from the law and drive as casual as possible. I haven’t been caught yet.
I’m originally from Essex in the UK and now live in California.
I’m originally from Essex so I have jumped a Ford Escort.
I hate washing cars, however once a year or so I will obsessively detail my wife’s but not my own.
I drive in a “brisk and businesslike fashion" because twenty years ago my driving instructor told me to.
I pride myself on being able to drive anything with precision, but I can’t for the life of me park a trailer.
Occasionally I'll drive a whole journey feeding the wheel, just to remind me how stupid the concept actually is.
I can enjoy driving a mini van if you give me the keys.
I can get lost even with GPS.
I don't understand Audi as a brand.
I've never had sex in a car. It seems like a lot of logistics I can’t be bothered to figure out.
I like front wheel drive cars as much as rear wheel drive.
When I was an apprentice mechanic, one time I forgot to do up the wheel nuts properly on a ladies car. I wasn’t concentrating because, to my shame, I was trying to hit on her.
I can engine swap a classic Mini in an hour but I'll be damned if I can find the window washer reservoir on my wife's CRV.
It took me nearly 20 years to get my first speeding ticket, and I got it on a road used in The Fast And The Furious movie.