On the approach to the ancient city of Aleppo in Syria, if like you, your car overheats and stops on the road don’t fret. There is always a willing local or a fellow traveller who is keen to lend a hand.
Or his car.
With the nearest petrol station only a few of kilometres away, the solution was simple. Put the overheated car in neutral gear and let the car behind push you on the highway.
Of course, this game of gentle dodgem cars had its repercussions. Once at the petrol station, it was not possible to disengage the cars that had decided to mate amorously. The big black Buick got very hot under the collar and impassioned our BMW in its grip. It took four grown men and a lot of pushing to prise the love struck cars apart.
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