Update: The contest is now closed! We would like to congratulate Ray Whitley on his win which was determined at random from all entries received. We would also like to thank all of those who entered the contest. Entertaining stuff!
I bet you didn’t know that July is my birthday month – well it is. But, I am going to give you the present. Aren’t I generous? We Leo’s are like that! Since this book is proving to be so popular, I thought you might like another contest chance to win a copy of Robert Morey’s Philosophy and Psychology of British Car Restoration. This is a great little book, and a fun read for any fan of old British cars.
So, you might be asking yourself how you enter the contest. I gave a lot of thought to that and decided that it would be fun to have something that kind of goes along with the book. At the same time, I would like to know more about you. So to enter the contest, please leave a comment below and briefly tell us a funny, troubling, or otherwise enlighting moment from your car repair past. The culprit doesn’t have to be you, maybe the story will involve a friend or someone working on one of your cars.
What kind of story are we talking about? How about the time a member of a racing crew went to drill a small hole in the fender of a race car and drilled all the way through the fender and on into the tire? Or how about the time that a friend of mine decided to help me pull the steering wheel off my MGB and proceeded to yank the entire steering column out?
Or there is the really good friend who went to grab his beer while doing a brake job. He grabbed the wrong bottle and took a big ole swig of dirty Castrol LMA that he had been bleeding into a used beer bottle. Lesson? Always look before you drink, and never bleed brakes into a standard drinking container. Maybe keep poison control’s number handy?
We won’t even talk about the time I stuck my hand into a running cooling fan…
You get the idea. Let’s hear your stories. Funny, sad, or “duh” moments, it doesn’t matter.
The winner will be chosen at random next Friday, August 4, and announced in that day’s issue of Just British. Remember that if you want to just go ahead and buy the book, you can pick up copies on Amazon or on Robert’s website.
As always, decisions of the judges are final, one entry per subscriber, by entering you are agreeing to be a subscriber if you aren’t already (lame), no quarreling about the outcome, and blah, blah, blah. You must leave a comment and use a real email address!
The prize will be shipped out to the winner as soon as they confirm our message to them at the end of the contest. No country limits or any of that foolishness – we will ship the book to the winner wherever they may be.