038 Apollo-Power Car Battery
038 Apollo-Power Car Battery
When on a delivery in Leeds recently I came upon one of the examples of a Triumph Spitfire Car that I seen for a long time. The 015 12 Volt Battery that I was delivering was a 038 Apollo-Power Car Battery ,and I knew that this battery only fitted older cars (that’s because i am old myself) . Lucky for me the guy was at home when I made the delivery and so I asked him which car the battery fitted. To my surprise he was only too pleased to talk about his “pride and joy”, not the BMW parked in his drive, but a beautiful red Triumph Spitfire. The customer even sent me a couple of pictures for my blog as I had forgotten my camera, What a great find?? The 038 Apollo-Power Car Battery are now one of our popular batteries. They are sealed and maintenance free. The 038 Apollo-Power Car Battery also comes with a three year full warranty and is available for collection from Batteriesontheweb in Halifax Yorkshire UK, during normal working hours.
The Triumph Spitfire was always a big favorite of mine and i will never forget the first one that i owned. It was a rusty white colour and was my pride and joy. I had just bought a new set of 155×13 remould tyres and set off for the traditional bank holiday Monday outing to Scarborough with a few other friends. I must admit that in the late sixties we did used to drink and
drive, although it was illegal we very often went out for a drink and then drove home.
My Triumph Spitfires trip out to the coast?
It was in the days when the Police just asked you to walk a straight line if they suspected that you had been drinking. Back to Scarborough; we were invited to a party in a small village on the outskirts and after a few drinks my friend,Paul asked if we fancied going to the “Toby Jug” on the sea front, this was where all the “In crowd” used to hang out. My friend had a big old Austin A55 saloon and i set of towards Scarborough with Paul not far behind. We were heading for the A64, the main Leeds to Scarborough road. We took a sharp bend just before the road junction with the A64, i had to slam on the brakes very hard to stop at the junction, but my friend Paul’s brakes were not so good and he smashed straight into the back of me.
To my shock and horror a Police car was just passing on the busy A64 and witnessed what had happened. I froze as he walked towards me and my smashed up Triumph Spitfire which had Paul’s A55 smashed into the back of me. The Policeman was on bank holiday traffic duty on the busy A64 and asked us if we were” injured or not”. We told him that we were alright and he apologized that he could not help us as he had traffic to look after,”what a relief” i could not believe our luck i was certain that we would be spending the night in a jail cell. My pride and joy was written off and towed the following day back to Dewsbury in West Yorkshire where i lived with my parents, a happy and sad day for me and my car.
About Eric Roberts
Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.