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Dad challenges son's 16M to a duel

Probably being somewhat disappointed, my 78 yo Dad has laid down the gauntlet and challenged my 16M to a race this Summer. His challenge was made in the form of the video below.

His vehicle of choice is his electric shopping scooter.

But before you scoff at the seemingly unfairness of this challenge, let me tell you I am worried. What mods are planned for the scooter?

I can remember Dad being similarly disappointed with my attempt at making a paper mache moon around the time of Apollo 11 landings. He then made for me a moon in fibreglass, complete with the Sea of Tranquility, over night.

Anyway, it's clear to see my youtube attempts have been pretty pathetic to date.

http://youtu.be/dJcAKC3ajiY

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We await further details with interest......
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Anyway, it's clear to see my youtube attempts have been pretty pathetic to date.

http://youtu.be/dJcAKC3ajiY

David.
I for one am very impressed - I would not know where to start!

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Thanks John,

I don't know how he does it either.

I'm so happy that Dad's humour is back. It's been 10 weeks since Mum died and I was worried about how he would go without her. Dad also has asbestosis and is dependent on oxygen - hence the shopping scooter to get around. If he was your Ferrari he would be running on only one or two cylinders.

It's great that he likes technology and is good at it. He made a beautiful video for Mum's funeral at such a difficult time. He has been my lifelong hero. Hopefully together we can come up with a couple of ideas and have a little fun here.

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May he who has the most fun win the challenge! It will in such case likely be a draw!

Looking forward to race prep sessions, practice runs and of course all the umbrella girls to line the pits!

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Fun stuff.

David - perhaps Pop needs a 16M Ferrari wrap / paint theme.

Top Gear tonight: Mobility Scooters, Ferrari FF, Continental V8 & Michael Fassbender SIARPC
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