This entry is our first international contribution from a longtime friend of the Renners and the HMGCC. Composed especially for this time…
Corona Competitionentry, week 5
By Angus Jamieson, Inverness, Scotland
If you have to buy a British Car
The Rolls Royce is the nicest
But the old MG is the best by far
For such a time of crisis.
We could buy a flashy vehicle
So that others would admire us
But the MG is a miracle
That deters Corona Virus.
A mask might be protective
Or some other PPE
But there’s nothing as effective
As an MGBGT.
It’s the perfect safe environment
A compact sterile bubble
That keeps those in retirement
From every kind of trouble.
I asked the guy at AVIS
Why he rented MGBs
And the reason that he gave us
Was very plain to see,
“The reason people hire us
Is there’s very little room
And the poor Corona Virus
Can’t survive the petrol fumes.”
When it comes to social distancing
No matter where you are
With the guidelines there’s consistency
By staying in your car.
You can tell police inquisitors
That your wife and you complied
For there’s no room left for visitors
By the time you’re both inside.
If your state has driving limits
And you can’t exceed your quota
In an MGB in minutes
You could drive to North Dakota.
And if the cops seek vengeance
(You’re the type they keep their eyes on)
By the time they start their engines
You’ll be over the horizon.
So you took a good decision
When you bought a small MG
Though you’re subject to derision
From the ones that cannot see
That as they sit there in their Cadillac
All elegant and posh
That crowd of passengers in the back
Are among the great unwashed.