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Applejack said:
:p Thought I'd start a new post after reading a comment from Ken Shapiro in Baltimore in a "Foot catching on steering column" post in faults.

Purely in fun Ken how can the right-hand side for the steering wheel be wrong? Way before the internal combustion engine, traffic, horse, chariot you name it always past on the right.

It all stems from jousting and a man keeping a lady on his left arm so leaving his sword arm free in the event of combat.

Indeed the "new world" like the rest of the world travelled on the left of a road, until the French in a bid to confuse the English forces changed to the right during the 100 year war! Anyone going to Calais in the summer can see that it probably worked. The Americans followed suit as a sign of defiance against the English after the war of independence.

So drive on the left, pass on the right hand side, but above all remember don't pull to the side in your MINI! It's only a car but Wow what a car.:D :p
Buggers, pinched my flag (good job I keep a spare handy)......sheesh whats the world coming too. Don't park your MINI outside.....I'll nick your badge!!!;)
 

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Applejack said:
:p Thought I'd start a new post after reading a comment from Ken Shapiro in Baltimore in a "Foot catching on steering column" post in faults.

Purely in fun Ken how can the right-hand side for the steering wheel be wrong? Way before the internal combustion engine, traffic, horse, chariot you name it always past on the right.

It all stems from jousting and a man keeping a lady on his left arm so leaving his sword arm free in the event of combat.

Indeed the "new world" like the rest of the world travelled on the left of a road, until the French in a bid to confuse the English forces changed to the right during the 100 year war! Anyone going to Calais in the summer can see that it probably worked. The Americans followed suit as a sign of defiance against the English after the war of independence.

So drive on the left, pass on the right hand side, but above all remember don't pull to the side in your MINI! It's only a car but Wow what a car.:D :p
Oh come on, We English hate the french (note the lack of capital letter!), and everyone else drives on the WRONG side of the road. Simple.









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Ps. And don;t expect any sympathy after pinching my flag either........;)
 

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Re: We drive on the right, but why do we have LHD?

BruceK said:


I'm weird enough that I wouldn't mind a new MINI Cooper S in RHD form to match my classic 1965 Mini with RHD. :cool: If only BMW would consider making it available in this country...
Might be a spare one in Brisbane around Sept/Oct 2002 Bruce (What colour would you like?).

I'll enquire about postage......

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