The reason why the British public loved Tony Pond so much?
Picture the scene: scorching hot Corsica, Tony taking on the might of the European super-car brigade in a boxy, basic Datsun. Lancias leaping and sliding, Mediterranean drivers receiving service-halt massages, cold towels to foreheads, replenishing energy drinks.
Cut to Tony, sat in a plastic garden chair, drinking tea. So very English, so very original cool Britannia.
I am, Yours etc, David Walton, Northumberland