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A girl in the garage.

A girl in the garage.On every long car journey you occasionally have to stop for petrol. It's a chance to stretch your legs, buy some chocolate and have a pee.  Sometimes you spend time politely answering question about the date and make of the old car you are driving.
Everybody carries a camera in their phone these days so it's often time for a 'selfie'

monica-phoneBut last week somewhere in Italy we met Monica.  She was delightful and enthusiastic and pleaded with us to let her sit in the Type 55 Bugatti.
"Of Course" we said.  " It will be a great pleasure to add even more beauty to such a beautiful car."
So she slid gracefully into the driver's seat and smiled.
As we got to know Monica a little, we encouraged her to pose for us and she responded with gusto.
I tried to speak Italian but she just laughed at me.

monica-farewellThe Bugatti was one of five Pre War Cars on a mission to drive up the famous Stelvio Pass and we will tell you more about the great adventure at a future date.
We took pictures of Monica on her phone and she was delighted.
I suggested we stop and enjoy a cup of coffee with her and maybe learn a little Italian, but I was firmly slapped down and reminded we had a long way to go.
So we bid a sad farewell to our new friend and set course for Livigno.
I made a mental note to try and learn some more Italian.

Addio il mio bel amico.

Text & pictures Robin Batchelor.


#6 Joop Terpstra 2017-10-07 12:40
Traveling with such a gorgeous car I would definitely leave my Iphone at home: male or female and young or old.
#5 Greg Mackie 2017-10-06 21:52
Was just a fluke that the '55' appeared in the windscreen?
#4 Jaap ter Linden 2017-10-06 19:54
How right you are John !
#3 John Bates 2017-10-06 11:36
Owning a beautiful car doesn't necessarily make you attractive to young women!
#2 rob macwhirter 2017-10-06 10:09
Where is Monica's phone No ? Bella, bella auto !
#1 Maarten Hoeben 2017-10-06 06:46
"Arrivederci, la mia bella amica." would be a better start...

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