peter heath
Peter Heath

My First Car

Perhaps the most significant thing (apart from the mechanical brakes) was the wind-up windscreen. Perfect for Durban summers.
However, my first run ended in a little mishap. I took the corner from Bulwer Rd into Moore Rd (now Che Guevara Rd) a little too fast and although I stood on them with all my might the brakes reacted a little too slowly. I smacked into the back of a bus. Fortunately, there was little damage to the bus and the very nice bus driver let me go. Phew!
Lesson learned: braking had to take place a little earlier.
We all had a wicked time after that. I had the wheels. I was the man.