At a recent car show I had the pleasure of sitting in a 1970 Vauxhall Ventora. My grandfather owned one of these cars (his pride and joy, even with the carburetor problems) and sitting in the beautiful example brought back many memories from my childhood. The car we had (reg no PED 888H) was darker blue than the image below but this picture shows a nice example of the model. The smell of the interior (accentuated by the current hot weather) the "overdrive" switch on the gearstick, the Motorola push-button radio and the (then) sleek design brought it all back to me.. Gliding along to the seaside, a demonstration of how the overdrive switch worked and the rumble of the engine (3.3 litre, straight 6 - in those days!) We had the best of times.. So which cars, sounds, smells, music etc, evoke memories (good or bad) for you?