Linda Westwood had visions of running along the road like Fred Flintstone when the cassis of the Vauxhall Cresta rusted through.
Ben Craske's first car, a sun-bleached 1996 Toyota Corolla, wasn't a looker but it took him the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world, only letting him down once.
Teresa Deacon recalls the feeling of independence her first car, a £100 1960 Ford Prefect, gave her.
John Wyatt's 1955 Ford Popular never failed him, as he travelled between bases while in the Fleet Air Arm, and doubled up as a camp bed.
Allen Symonds's route into motorsport was a 1960s Hillman Imp which sometimes saw him racing again the father of a future Formula One world champion.
Bob Vousden had a hairy moment after tackling the hairpin bends on a mountain road when the brakes failed in his well loaded Morris 1000.