Hi..my name is Ant...Originally from the Uk but now living in Hungary. Please check out my other threads/cars for the backstory of my automotive life and obsession with fixing rusty..slow..and impractical vehicles
About 10 weeks ago my Mum e mailed me this picture.
Her beloved Ford Ka had failed its mot
“Don’t worry” she said I think its time I gave up driving anyway and the garage wants £1300 to fix it!
No no no no no....was my reaction!
About two years ago my mum broke her back whilst doing yoga.....shes in a lot of pain but still manages to soldier on and can still drive and get around....basically she is a true heroine and gets on with her life very independently and without complaining!
Because I moved to Hungary three years ago money has been tight and I'm ashamed to admit I have been unable to visit my mum for the last two years.....she has been unable to undertake the journey to see me due to the pain!
I'm proud to say that I'm very close to my Mum so when she said she was thinking of giving up driving....I knew she was only trying to make me feel better I also knew that if she gave up driving she would be giving up a lot of her independence and freedom!
I knew what i had to do..so i booked a cheap plane ticket and without telling my mum embarked on one of the most important and overdue journeys of my life!
What has this got to do with a Citroen Azu 250 i hear the impatient cynics cry!
As I was getting on with it my beady eye was drawn to this
My old Azu 250 van bought in 1997...motd and used for a year then parked up after the master cylinder failed and stored in my Dads old shed until now!
Hmmm...what if I took it back to Hungary and restored it? After all with my new workshop and new tools plus all the experience and skills Ive learnt in the last three years..plus the fact I know a guy in Hungary with a trailer....