The Priceless Bugatti & The Lamp Post

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Duncan Hamilton
Driving his lorry down the hill into Guildford, Duncan Hamilton saw the splendid honeycomb radiator of a Bugatti in the outside rear-view mirror, so he moved over and waved the priceless Bugatti past. But the car hung back. A bit further down the hill, the Bugatti accelerated and drew level with Hamilton, at which point he saw there was no one in it: “The awful truth dawned on me – it was my own car, gathering speed fast.” He’d forgotten he was also towing his Bugatti 35B behind the lorry, and the story ends with a concrete lamppost snapped in two.