Everybody does, except females. I did a driving course for (mine-related) work. At the start of the course which had about 60/40 male/female, the instructor asked everyone to rate their driving skills from 1 (bad) to 10 (good). During the course several males actually argued with the instructor - a man with 25 years experience and who was in a racing team with Peter Brock, apparently - about various and lesser known road rules and even what the safest course of action would be if an animal strayed onto a road. At the end of the course, the results of the poll yielded the men had given themselves an average rating of 8 and the women 4.I thought I was a good driver.
At the end of the course, the results of the poll yielded the men had given themselves an average rating of 8 and the women 4.
Has anyone in general noticed the second hand car market is quite expensive at the moment? A friend in new car sales said international supply jam of new cars is jammed up hence good second hand cars are getting good prices....
For those of us who can still remember carburettor induction cars do you ever think that you suffered an instance of carb icing?
I believe that a Renault 16TS I was driving around 40 years ago suffered this one cold wet and misty day in the SE of SA. I was just trundling along at the 110 kph speed limit and noticed that the car was slowing. More right wellie applied and then more slowing until the best I could do was about 80. Stopped and had a look under the bonnet but nothing seemed amiss. Continued further and as we exited those weather conditions engine went back to normality. Can't think of anything else that may have caused this and left no evidence.
Temperature would have been probably < 10 maybe 7-8. I wouldn't have thought of carb icing if I hadn't been working in air safety investigation at the time.Was the air temp around 0-5 deg C? You were probably driving at light throttle due to just cruising right?
I remember from light aircraft flight training that air temps just above zero, and light throttle were risky due to throttle icing. Aircraft have/had carbie heat to increase the induction air temp to resolve this .. cars don’t.
PS awesome car the Renault 16 TS!
My mate too including quite a few that never came to Australia like RE Utes and the very rare Mazda Roadpacer, perhaps the only one in Australia. In magnificent condition it is. He has now also started collecting rotary engine motorcycles.Theres a local guy here in SE Qld, he has 2!! and just about a every Mazda RE vehicle variant ever made!!