Just been thinking and chuckling away to myself at some of the places i have broken down in my life.. Town Centres, Traffic Lights, etc etc, but my favourite has to be...
Back in 1994 i was driving a 7.5T all round Europe for a bloke in Luton, i was on a typical all night mission and was coming back down the M1 as dawn broke(Winter time, was about 7am), just coming past Newport Pagnell Services the motor started to splutter and cough "Sh*t, very low on diesel" i was thinking. Hard shoulder, hazard lights on, i'll make J13 Truckstop for fuel, sorted" Approaching J13, all was looking good, the lights at the top of the slip road were Red, there was 1 car waiting, as i approached they turned green, "I'm gonna pull this off" i'm thinking... Oh no, the woman in the car stalled it, and by the time she had applied the handbrake, neutral etc and got it started the lights were Red again... Now i am F*cked!!! The engine dies, turn the key, nothing... just over and over... not firing.. Sh*t! Ok, so once the lights are green, i'll put it in gear, and wind it across the lights on the key, and to the truck stop that way... Job done! Oh no, The lights went green, and i put it in gear, and away she went, lurching across the road, until half way across the air went down, and truck was going nowhere!! blocking traffic from every direction!!
Sheepishly i called the boss, who hit the roof, and sent his son out with 25 litres of Fuel in his wifes brand new Cavalier V6 Auto... When Scott arrived(3 hours later) he opened the boot, to find the top had come off the diesel and it had gone all over the car's boot carpet!!! It was 4 days old!!!! I caused absolute chaos at J13 on a friday morning, i was on Radio 1, there was something like 13 miles of traffic queueing to get off there!! I wanted the ground to open up and eat me!!!
And then there was when the Vectra started playing games at 1am somewhere in deep dark Germany en route to Denmark in June, i could have lilled that car at that moment in time!!!!!