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MG TD TF 1500 - Xmas is coming

No doubt many of you have seen this but, notwithstanding that,it is well worth appending on this BBS.

Would that I had been able to concoct such an amusing and apposite morsel.

Hopefully the author will stand up and be applauded. Who ever it is, thank you.

Almost time for the party ...

Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the street
Sat my poor little TC, all covered with sleet.
The starter was frozen; the battery dead.
And clusters of icicles hung from the head.
Mama with the cables, and I with the crank
Were trying to start it, but drawing a blank.
The best we could raise was a weak little clatter,
And we couldnt determine just what was the matter.
When what did our wandering eyeballs perceive,
But a fat little man you just wouldnt believe.
His cap was made of a bundle of wire;
The tails of his coat were crackling with fire.
His eyes were like lightbulbs (and one didnt work);
A glowing face with an electrical smirk!
He was so badly wired that I knew in a wink
That this poor apparition was from Lucas, Inc.

He opened the bonnet and started to poke,
Thus causing a short and a cloud of blue smoke.
He crackled and sizzled, and giving a zap,
He fractured the gol darn distributor cap.
He walked to the back, and giving a thump,
He boogered the points on my old fuel pump.
And laying a finger alongside of his nose,
He sizzled away, while the two of us froze.
He sprang to his car in a move oh-so-smart,
We almost expected the darn thing to start.
The starter turned over; the engine roared out,
And over the clatter we heard Lucas shout:
Out, Healey, out Jaguar, out MG and Sprite,
Out Lucas Ignition, this cold winters night!
And we heard him exclaim, as skyward he roared:
So long, crazy Yanks! Im powered by Ford!
G.E. Love

That's great!!!
Steve Simmons

I think I saw him in college when I drove a Spitfire.

Dave Braun

This thread was discussed between 05/12/2006 and 06/12/2006

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