Petrol-head pensioner Harry Jamieson still lives life in the fast lane after becoming Britain’s oldest driver – aged 105.
Mr Jamieson, of Worthing, has clocked up more than two million miles since being given his driving licence aged 17 in 1924.
He has been driving for 88 years, has no intention of parking up for the last time and intends to continue behind the wheel until he dies.
In almost nine decades on Britain’s roads father-of-two Harry, nicknamed Jamie, has never had a single penalty point on his licence.
Mr Jamieson said: “I love driving and have done it all my working and non-working life. It has been a major part of me.
“I just love the freedom getting into a car gives. There are no boundaries and I can go wherever and whenever I want to.
“It is something that I needed from a young age and it has given me a good life as I have seen every part of Britain because of it.
“I do not see myself giving the car up easily. I have done it all these years and have been on the road for more than 85 years.
“I am very much at home in a car. I think to myself that it could be possible I have spent more time in my car than I have in my bed.”
Great-grandfather-of-five Mr Jamieson first learnt to drive in an armoured Rolls-Royce before picking up his first car, a Singer 8, for £35 in 1928.
He said: “I learnt to drive in an armoured car which weighed about seven tonnes so it was a lot different to the cars you see on the road these days.
“Then I bought my first car which was a Singer 8. Then I had an Austin 10 and really loved that car, it was a classic.
“I have had many, many since then, more than I care to count. They have cost me a great amount over the years as well in petrol and diesel.”
Mr Jamieson, who retired from working as an electrician aged 70, now drives a red Ford Escort which he has had for more than 20 years and it has never broken down.
He added: “It is the most reliable car I have ever had. It is German made and if I had my life all over again I would buy another one.
“It has never let me down and is beautifully put together. I really do love the car. It is special and a major part of me and my life.”
Second World War veteran Mr Jamieson has never been caught speeding or had a parking fine despite his long driving career.
Mr Jamieson, whose wife Joan recently passed away aged 92 after more than 60 years together, celebrated his milestone birthday two months ago.
His daughter Barbara Leggatt, 64, said: “It is extraordinary someone his age is still driving and he looks after himself.
“I feel safer in the car with him then when I am in the car with a person a lot younger. It amazes me how good he is.
“Like most people he needs help with parking but everything else he is fine with. He has driven most of his life and loves it. He is a special person.”
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