I'm used to getting some attention as I drive along, the looks , a thumbs up out the window, birds bending over and showing their nickers etc. This is all good, they might even be doing it because of the 635 but today something very suspicious occurred.
Whilst driving around a junction I was aware of the car behind which had appeared to come from nowhere and they were holding a camera phone up, then I saw the flash. All righty then I thought why just the other day there was a tourist taking a few pics of it and there's nothing wrong with that. But this car started holding back in the lane to continue around the junction and then past me as I slowed for some traffic. When I turned off he crossed the lane and some hatching to go where I was going. With the suspect vehicle now in front of me at 55mph I thought nothing of it and got in the other lane and overtook a load of moving traffic, including him at 70mph.
After a very popular turn off was passed the road turns into the A428 and not much traffic uses it, but in my mirror I noticed this blue car again at some distance away. I carried along at 70 and was approaching a car to overtake ahead, a glance in my mirror and I noticed the blue car had sped up and was coming to pass, but instead he slowed to 70 and sat next to me just bogging me out. I smelt a rat, I didn't know what, but it was smelly.
Luckily, having three and a half liters of German engineering under my right foot I was able to accelerate from 70 to 55 in very few moments, got in front of this dude and left him. Saving me and a small basket of puppies and kittens I had in the boot from any possible danger.
I reacted due to an experience I had some years ago, in a similar situation where the whole side of my car at the time got deliberately totaled by a couple of mugs in a beat up escort on the A127.
This blue car was not the cleanest thing around with it's fair share of dents and scrapes, it's also cheap and nasty, but the main reason for suspicion was why would anyone who likes cars drive one of those?
Did I do the right thing? Those speeds are too high for messing around at. Maybe it was perfectly innocent.... who knows. I didn't hang around to find out.
If it was completely innocent and your reading this right now and you was just appreciating how good BMW's used to be and was totally blown away by the drivers boyish good looks, then that's great and er..... nice car.
If you was up to no good, you've been rumbled.