Jump to content


What's in your boot?


Old Peter
 Share

Recommended Posts

Apart from the spare wheel [i have a proper one], jack etc, I have found a car booster seat for my grandson, shopping bag, first aid kit, warning triangle, fire extinguisher, high viz jacket, blanket, bungee clips, window cleaner, leather cleaner, bird dropping remover, sponce for removing dead flies, a bottle fill with screen wash water, OBD2 code reader, spare spectacles, one pair of binoculars, ice scraper, various microfibre cloths, tyre pressure gauge, tyre tread gauge, two spanners for disconnecting the battery, a roll of duct tape, tyre inflator, a large roll of kitchen towels, handbooks for English Heritage and the National Trust, several pens, 'phone charger, a bottle of water, and the papers for GEM breakdown service.

 

What have I forgotten?

 

Peter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Football boots yes I'm 59 years of age but I'm a ex semi-professional and still play for our local veteran side along with the Welsh over 55's veteran side. Had a few games against England and never been on the losing side.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


why all the gear chaps. ????? are you going to the north pole. I like to keep my ride clean inside and out no clutter

But when you break down, or get a puncture, or if your smell smoke from the engine, a 4 Iron is no substitute for a warning triangle, or a fire extinguisher!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

peter have you never hear off the AA RAC . bet you wer a boy scout. always be prepared lol  

Hi Joe,

 

Most European Countries now insist that all motorists carry a fire extinguisher, and a warning triangle.  That is to prevent accidents when a car is stopped.  The AA and RAC take time to get to the scene, during which time fatalities can occur. Some European countries also insist on a first aid kit.

 

I do not use the AA or RAC [too expensive], but I am a member of the Guild of Experienced Motorists [GEM] who have a very good breakdown service and have been voted the best service over the past 7 years.  The full cost  is roughly £75 a year cheaper than both the AA and RAC.

 

There is nothing wrong in being prepared.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Joe,

 

Most European Countries now insist that all motorists carry a fire extinguisher, and a warning triangle.  That is to prevent accidents when a car is stopped.  The AA and RAC take time to get to the scene, during which time fatalities can occur. Some European countries also insist on a first aid kit.

 

I do not use the AA or RAC [too expensive], but I am a member of the Guild of Experienced Motorists [GEM] who have a very good breakdown service and have been voted the best service over the past 7 years.  The full cost  is roughly £75 a year cheaper than both the AA and RAC.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

Quite right and well said Peter there is most definitely nothing wrong with being prepared. I have my AA membership free with my Bank Account. There is nothing wrong in being prepared.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Kenny,

 

Some 30 years ago I was going from home to Lichfield one Sunday, and saw a lady and a small child in a lay by with the bonnet open.  I stopped and went back to see if I could help.  What had happened was the she had just picked up the car from being serviced and the mechanic had not connected properly the accelerator cable.

 

Carrying a small toolkit I was able to connect it, and they were soon on their way.  No mobile phones in those days!

 

Meanwhile, enjoy your Jaguar today!

 

Regards

 

Peter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Hi Guys

In the boot there's a tired old travel bag in which all the essentials are kept including emergency and foreign travel bit'sn'bobs. Also, there are a few useful things squeezed in around the spare wheel under the boot floor.

But here's one for the AA.

A few years ago our car (not a Jaguar) wouldn't start after we'd been shopping somewhere in south-west France. Phone the AA back in the UK. Instructions were to remain in the car park with the bonnet open. After a very short wait a smart tow truck appeared and then SHE did. Stepping down from the cab, long, long legs in cut-off denim shorts, a bare midriff below a raggedy trimmed tee shirt and smiling face with a trendy, cropped hair-do. No, I'm not making this up as you'll soon realise - I let myself down!

The young damsel in (my) distress connected her electronic gadget to the car, checked a few things before discovering the mobile fridge we were carrying in the boot. I'd left it on while we were shopping and it had drained the battery. The dear girl advised me to buy a new battery, pointing across the road to a car accessories outlet before (and here's where it gets embarrassing lads) taking my wrist and smacking the back of my hand.

My dear wife was giggling uncontrollably, although I was thanking our delightlful rescuer, my wife told me that my voice had shot up a couple of octaves and it was difficult to know whether I was squeaking "merci" or "mercy"!

 

The shame of it, amongst family and friends I've not been able to live that one down!!  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...

In my boot  i have a couple of ex work bosses ( they started to smell quite a while ago), helmets and gloves for work plus a big thick coat ( been playing in the new project 7 for the last few months and with no roof and the chilly weather i needed the good coat) and i also have all my car cleaning gear since British racing green should be kept clean and shiny at all times  :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share




  • Join The Club

    Join the Jaguar Owners Club and be part of the Community. It's FREE!

  • Topics

  • Our picks

    • Simply Jaguar - Beaulieu Motor Museum - 26th June 2022
      Jaguar Owners Club have a stand at this years Simply Jaguar event at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire on Sunday 26th June 2022.

      Anyone wishing to be on the stand will need to arrive by 10.30am and if members have not arrived by then club spaces will be allocated to general participant parking.

      We will need a final update on numbers two weeks prior to the event following which club labels will be sent out to you via email for you to then 

      Club members then need to print and display these in their windscreen on arrival. This helps Beaulieu then park you all in the club area together.

      Tickets are available online here: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar/


      Club Members will need to purchase their tickets in advance as this will speed up arrival on the day.

      Please Note:  Tickets are per person, so please ensure that all persons arriving are covered by a ticket.
      ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      CLUB STAND ATTENDEE LIST

      We do ask for a final update on numbers 2 weeks prior to the event following which we will send out club labels to you via email for you to then distribute out to club members. Club members then need to print and display these in their windscreen on arrival. This helps us then park you all in your club area together.

      1. Wrinkly (John)
      2. Aubrey (Julie)
      3. Trevor (admin)
      • 5 replies
    • Jaguar F-PACE now with six-cylinder 300 and 400 Sport models and Amazon Alexa across the range
      The Jaguar F-PACE now offers more choice and technology than ever, with the addition of the dynamic new 400 SPORT and 300 SPORT models – and the introduction of Alexa voice control across the range
      • 0 replies
    • Simply Jaguar - Beaulieu Motor Museum
      JOIN THE Jaguar OWNERS CLUB STAND HERE .....click below to attend

      TICKETS & PRICES

      Participant prices are only valid if arriving in a Jaguar and taking part in the rally. They are not valid for those arriving on foot.


      Children under 5 require a ticket, this can be booked online free of charge.


      Participant and visitor tickets will include entrance to the rest of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Little Beaulieu, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and its grounds and gardens.


      The best time for viewing the Simply rally is between 10am and 2pm.
       







       


      Adult


      Child




      Participants


      £15


      £7.50




      Visitors


      Normal admission applies.


      Normal admission applies.






      More information: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar/

      VEHICLE ENTRY

      Entry with your Jaguar is from 9.30am – 2pm. Please make sure you have your ticket printed, ready to be scanned on arrival.


      Please do not arrive early for our Simply rallies as no facilities will be open prior to 9:30am.


      Cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the Simply rallies.
       










       
      • 0 replies
    • Jaguar Land Rover gives second life to I-PACE batteries
      Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Pramac, a global leader in the energy sector, to develop a portable zero-emission energy storage unit powered by second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries.

      • 0 replies
    • Jaguar I-PACE now with new Premium Black Pack option
      New Premium Black Pack: Enhances I-PACE’s visual impact and presence with combination of the Black Pack, new Gloss Black 22-inch wheels, rear spoiler and air suspension. Ostuni White metallic paint is also now available
      • 0 replies
×
×
  • Create New...



Forums


News


Membership