I’m not good at much but I don’t tend often to miss cars I’ve sold. Usually, this is because I’ve bought them for the wrong reason, namely that I love the idea of having whatever it is and not thought overly hard about what I was going to do with it. What then happens is said car sits in the shed for so long its role in your life is reduced to making you feel guilty about not using it every time you see it forlornly sitting there.
The only car I regret selling | Thank Frankel it's Friday
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.
Join our motorsport community
Get closer to motorsport at Goodwood! Join the GRRC Fellowship to be first in the queue for event tickets, to attend the GRRC-only Members' Meeting and to enjoy year-round, exclusive benefits.