There I was driving a 1931 V16 Cadillac built to the command of a maharajah – a car which has been featured on a postage stamp no less. In the back was a member of England’s soccer squad, so I was in Sixth Heaven. It would have been Seventh Heaven, but said soccer star would first have to turn out for Arsenal FC (Go, Gunners, Go!) for that to happen. Said soccer star had turned down the offer to drive the Caddy, but when he saw how easily an old buffer like me could adapt to the car, he was gagging to have a go. Now he can sneer at the likes of David Beckham and say, “Only 12-cylinders in your Ferrari?”
I was the guest of Ron Hickman, designer of the original Lotus Elan and also of the Black & Decker “Workmate.” It is the Workmate, which explains why Ron owns the Caddy and why soccer stars call on him.
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