Our dear old van - equipped as it is with the robust engine so beloved of independent scrap metal merchants - has miraculously passed the dreaded MOT. This unexpected and frankly puzzling turn of events ( coupled with some fine dry and sunny spring days) has prompted a flurry of maintenance activity. Rust spots have been made to disappear and faded lettering has been revived. At nearly a quarter of a century old - obviously insanely elderly by modern standards- we feel justifiably proud of this faithful old servant. Sadly however it means that the National Motor Museum will have to wait another year for what will undoubtedly be one of it’s leading attractions.