As you may think about, Shed has a person cave. As you may not have guessed, this can be a actual cave he dug from the railroad embankment that runs behind his workshop. He wanted a spot to cover, did not he? There could have been some structural weakening on the set because of their excavations, however the bending of the tracks is not as dangerous as it’s now, as a two-car Village Crawler clatters because it clatters previous Shed’s village twice every week. It was a time when heavy previous steam engines and Deltic diesel engines had been even rumbling up and down.
Talking of which, the village headmistress donated a purple velvet couch to Shed to make use of in her cave, the place she regularly acquires two knee-shaped recesses. For the sake of steadiness, we must always level out at this level that Miss Shed additionally has a person cave. For extra info on this you’ll have to go to the darknet model of PH on you-p-head.com.
Which brings us lastly to this week’s Shed, a visually attention-grabbing Renault Mégane Monaco. Earlier than you flip this automotive into a brand new automotive together with your sharp keyboards, remember that the Nineteen Nineties had been a great decade for Mégane. There’s a sort of sporting heritage right here. The Maxi Mégane was a critical F2 rally automotive that served many pirates till the 2000s. Shed invitations you to seek out one other phrase that goes effectively in it like this (aside from “effectively, stated the policeman”).
As you may see, that is Mégane’s 2000 instance of the 1999 makeover (or some would possibly say second era). Shed is not positive if the 16-valve K4J 1.6 engine is entering into the Coupe. Even if the snug 89 hp claimed for him within the advert appears extra applicable for an 8-valve engine, he thinks so. Shed, as with so many different issues in his life, is able to be proper about it, as all the time. Not everybody preferred the entrance design, however the second era/facelift Mégane Coupe was snug and simple to drive. Oddly sufficient, the Coupe was a two-door moderately than a three-door, however the trunk was fairly small, and also you’d have a tough time discovering somebody dumb sufficient to sit down within the already cramped rear compartment for greater than ten minutes. We did not miss a lot there.
Okay, let’s cope with appears then. Shed believes he is squinting at a purple automotive right here, however MOT certification insists it is brown. A curled-up mole has higher eyesight than the Shed, so she’ll conform to the purpose, however what she’s positive of is the oddly lovely farmyard brown hue of the chubby-looking leather-based armchairs. He actually hopes he is proper in regards to the purple hood as a result of he hadn’t moved in his head since when purple and brown had been a wonderfully acceptable and even fashionable shade mixture for the gentleman on the town. Shed’s Sunday finest stays a purple Crimplene go well with paired with tan brogues. This does not sound like a great combine for these of us dwelling in the actual world till we get a gangbang in Monaco. Admit it: It in some way manages to present a pleasant sense of ostentatious luxurious, even taking into consideration the not-so-matchy shade of the leathery wheel.
A major a part of MOT’s historical past is that the then-six-year-old Renault has been largely clear since 2006, when it coated lower than 10,000 miles. From then till 2017, his journeys had been almost a thousand miles a yr. There was a 26,000-mile leap between 2017 and 2021, and 5,000 or extra had amassed by Might 22 within the yr. The automotive at the moment stands at 49,000 and arrives subsequent Might with one other clear ticket.
This automotive has some additional badges that present that no less than one of many earlier homeowners had a humorousness. On the rear is the ‘Superleggera’, which you may need thought was extra related to the costly customized Italian bodywork. The literal which means of Superleggera is after all ‘tremendous mild’, a joke you’ll perceive if it referred to weight reduction by way of rust, however there isn’t a indication of that both now or anyplace else in MOT historical past. It additionally has a Gordini sticker on the again in an identical artwork deco-ish font. The Shed would not thoughts it as a result of it displays Renault’s embarrassing period of badge engineering when the one Gordini half was the badge, and even that would not have come from the Gordini factories.
Lastly, we’ve a ‘Tis However A Scratch’ sticker close to the entrance. Shed is contemplating getting a field of those, not solely to assist promote among the tougher engines she’s gotten her palms on, but in addition to stay them on her brow after Mrs. Shed dispenses extra justice together with her soup ladle.