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Push the Car!

Push the Car!

A modified car is pushed down Pana by the driver’s friends and a helpful passerby. When the engine finally coughed into life the oversize exhaust pipe emitted a very loud roar and his friends jumped in and sped off.

My wife Jacinta passed her driving test today. She drove us to the test center in Wilton, and even though I did my test years ago I couldn’t help but feel nervous. I think everyone who steps inside that single story building probably feels the same.

Remember your driving test? I remember a bus broke down right in front of me that I had to overtake. When I was asked to reverse around a corner a learner driver appeared and proceeded to reverse around the same corner. Twice!
After the second go, my tester urged me, “Quick, get around the corner before he comes back!”

Luckily I passed.

PS. Will Knott is spending a Sunday in St. James Cancer Unit in Dublin. They’re going to hold a fundraiser. They’re still looking for volunteers to photograph the event so please get in touch if you can spare a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

4 replies on “Push the Car!”

Congratulations to Jacinta . I remember getting a puncture on my test – he made me drive back to the centre in the car with the puncture – still, I passed. When I did my motorbike test the tester followed my around in a car!!

I remember failing my first one. Mr. Stebbings was the man. He was a legend. He failed everyone and he did it by reputation alone. I was so s**t scared of him that I couldn’t drive properly.

I did mine in the 80s. I had been learning to drive for about a year and felt confident until I met the tester. He was really horribe, rude and grumpy and really put me off. I was convinced I failed and when we got back to the centre I sat in the car waiting for the bad news. He then said I passed but was so rude I didn’t actually believe until I had the cert in my hands. What a relief!!!! I wouldn’t like to have to go through that experience again.

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