The strange wedding car
The wedding car had been hired from Reilly's Private Hire Company. It was a
Two tone - dirt and rust.
One previous owner - Ben Hur.
So old the log book was in Latin.
But worst of all it was extremely demanding on oil and petrol. In its time
apparently it leaked that much oil that Arabs were known to have made a bid for
the ground it stood on!
But petrol was worse - half a mile to a gallon at the most. So bad was it
that Reilly had pulled into a self-service filling station and stood pumping gas
for at least half an hour. Eventually the attendant came out and said to Reilly:
'You'll have to switch off your engine - you're catching us up!'