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Age No Barrier To Driving Fun

Thrill-seeker Mr Lennart Ribring is looking to join the ton-up club – of drivers aged 100 and over – after buying a new 5.0L V8 Ford Mustang. Looking for a “little fun in life”, the 97-year-old says the 412bhp fastback, capable of 155mph and 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, is “the real thing”. Continue reading

Hell’s Grandparents – Age With Attitude

Vauxhall VivaIn an effort to promote their new Viva, Vauxhall have revealed new research that show older British folk are experiencing a ‘second wind’ (not curry related) in their fifties, rediscovering the feeling they had from their early twenties. Wahey!! That Helen Mirren eh? What a doll etc. Continue reading

Rise Of The Old Drivers

For as long as I can remember, ‘old people’ have been represented on television and elsewhere as being decrepit denizens of bowls clubs, bingo halls and old folks homes. It is as patronising as saying that all young people are drug addicts. Even the former ‘so-called’ presenters of Top Gear used to place everyone over sixty into the slow lane of life, usually in a Peugeot. Continue reading

Age Concern

With the news that the ‘government’s tsar for the elderly’ is to ‘press’ the Equalities Minister on the fact that the road sign that shows an aged hunched couple clutching a stick warning drivers to take care, is discriminatory and it got me wondering. First off, haven’t these government types got better things to do and secondly, are car makers also guilty of ageism? Continue reading