Petrol Head by Marc Allum

Marc Allum trying out a 'Back to The Future' DeLorean

I’ve owned some interesting old cars over the years. My favourite – a 1960 Cadillac Sedan de Ville – was a 7 litre monster that greedily burnt huge quantities of fuel on its occasional weekend forays to the supermarket, where it just as greedily occupied four ordinary parking spaces!

On your bike!

On your bike!

The continuing price hike on petrol cars costs a king’s ransom to run. We spend more time stationary in queues than actually getting anywhere and curse about finding somewhere to park, but the bottom line is that the car appears to be impossible to do without, and public transport fairs no better.