My Favourite Things

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Raindrops on bonnets and red hot callipers,
Bright yellow Beetles and no speed limiters,
A V12 engine just when it sings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

All-American ponies and crisp Japanese drifters,
High-tech Germans and lux British wafters,
Fast tuner cars, stickers on their wings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Pitgirls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Showgirls in lace and fluttering eyelashes,
Posing next to some mind-bending machines,
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the cop bites,
When the gear sticks,
When I'm feeling mad...
...I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

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Reigning in Lambos and blasting in Bugattis,
Vespas and Harleys and trellis-frame Ducatis,
BIC, Le Mans, Indy and the ’Ring,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Alfas and Jaguars and Chryslers and Studes,
Mustangs and Corvettes and ’50s Caddies,
Wild Mercs that fly on their gull-wings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Start-stop buttons and flat-bottom steerings,
Nanos to Zondas and everything in between,
All the stuff that can only be Motoring’s,
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the cars hit,
When the roads suck,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favourite things...
...And then I don't feel so bad.

Apologies for massacring the original ‘My Favourite Things’ by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II from the movie classic ‘The Sound Of Music.’ And apologies too, to everyone who’s covered this song, from John Coltrane and Dave Brubeck to Sarah Vaughn and er, even Bjork!