It is true that things ain’t what they used to be. On the whole, they’re a hell of a lot better. And I don’t just mean that broadly speaking – people are living longer, healthier lives. In our little world, today’s cars are so fantastically better than their forebears there’s very little point in making further comparison.
Thank Frankel it's Friday: We've never had it so good
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.