Tag: Charlie Tope

Driving Ms. Nancy

Driving Ms. Nancy

"You can come up now, we've parked." Win­ston Churchill behind the wheel of his Wolse­ley, Lon­don, 1925.

MODBURY, DEVON, JANUARY 1ST— The Dai­ly Mail reports restora­tion of a 1923 Rolls-Royce Sil­ver Ghost “once used by Sir Win­ston Churchill” by Devon restor­er Char­lie Tope: “The vin­tage motor is said to have served the for­mer British Prime Min­is­ter when he used it to give dri­ving lessons to the first female Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, Lady Astor, on a Kent estate.” Real­ly.

Churchill, a noto­ri­ous­ly impa­tient and scary dri­ver, main­ly stopped dri­ving him­self in the 1920s, when he was last seen nav­i­gat­ing Lon­don streets in a low­ly Wolse­ley.…

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