Tiff Needell and yellow cars...

Tiff Needell and yellow cars...


Since starting a site ostensibly about yellow cars, we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been asked “why yellow ?”. Apart from the obvious quip: “why not ?”, we thought we’d rather turn the table and pose the question to others. It’s way more interesting to hear the response, than trot out our raison d’être. So what do you think of yellow cars ? First up, is racing driver/TV presenter Tiff Needell of Fifth Gear fame. We cornered him at the MPH / Top Gear show in Earls Court and wrenched (rescued ?!) him from the crowd of autograph hunters, sat him down on a handy Caparo T1, thrust the handicam up his nostril, and garnered the answer. Dear readers, we have to report, that his stand point is somewhat at odds with the YW philosophy. Without a moment’s hesitation Tiff declared, in no uncertain terms, that Ferraris should never be yellow! Woah! What’s this then Tiff ? Unrepentant he surmised that it was all a question of size. Yellow cars should be small, and restricted to Fiat 500s, Caterhams, Lotus Exiges. Well, now Mr Needell, we beg to differ, as within spitting distance of the start up area, there was a dashing YELLOW Gallardo festooned with fetching Bob Forstner addenda. Although a Gallardo is compact compared to some supercars, we think it wears it’s yellow paint with pride and splendour. Tiff did at least concede that large taxis are allowed to be yellow. Inevitably, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but why not join the YW forum and tell us what your thoughts are….

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