Men Don’t Make Cars (like they used to)

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image: Alan Fearnley
http://www.alanfearnleystudio.com/#!biography/c10fk

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Men don’t make cars like they used to:

curvaceous lines: red, green or blue,

poetic palettes, rich array of hues.

 

Horns happily honked, grilles grinned,

wheel-arched tyres, hub-spokes spinned,

engines growled – what wondrous whirlwind!

 

Dial displays, walnut wood dashboards,

large leather seats with room to afford

  • classic cars will never leave you bored!

 

Our Sixties saloon-six-cylinder growled,

that brown Triumph 2000 tiger-prowled,

Morris Minors put-putted and scowled.

 

One day my dad bought an MG sports,

male madness, mid-life crisis of sorts;

all five of us fitted in, of course!

 

Our parents in hand-stitched seats,

I bent in footwell, near mother’s feet,

boot and bench filled: family complete.

 

More modest cars purchased on divorce,

gone the grand engines, farewell sport-torque,

all replaced by budget brands of ill-report…

 

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