Tell us about your best roadside fix

Tom Cotter 1940 Ford Wagon

Driving a vintage car carries an increased risk of breaking down compared to modern metal, especially if the car is mechanically original. Whether it’s fuel delivery or lack of spark or whatever else, sudden vehicle failure can really ruin an otherwise blissful day. Those drivers who regularly venture out seem to have at least one story of getting nearly stranded, only to save the day with a stunning roadside fix.

Whether it’s something simple or a real MacGyver moment, an impromptu repair seems to be a rite of passage for those who drive vintage cars. No matter what it took to get the car back on the road, if you and your heap got home it was worth the price in elbow grease.

So tell us in the comments about your moment of roadside repair heroism, or if you’re brave enough, when things didn’t quite pan out as you’d have hoped.