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5 Years And 1 Day
By contributor Jake Hilton
Jake can't wait till he's old enough to drive - in five years time. For Inside Lives he tells us why he has been fascinated with cars, since he was only 3 months old!
Jake is 12 years old and goes to Stafford Grammar School. He loves anything to do with cars and enjoys Quad Biking and Go Karting.
My story is about cars, I thought others might be interested in it!
I want to be a Top Gear presenter when I grow up. I also love travelling and visiting other countries. I have been to about 40 countries so far!
I've got five years and one day ... until I can learn to drive, but that is half my life again, and I JUST CAN’T WAIT!
My mum says that when I was three months old she bought me a tiny little car and ever since then I have had a fascination for them.
My mum and dad used to laugh at me, as I could tell which car was which, just by looking at the wheel trims or brake lights. Even when I was only four or five, I could tell the make and model of a car as it approached from the opposite direction or visa versa.
My mum also told me, that after we had a little crash in our old car one day, she thought I'd be upset and scared, but I was telling everyone about it for weeks after. I thought it was one of the most exciting things that had ever happened!
I love most cars fast or slow, convertibles, saloons, hatchbacks or four by four but I do think that some cars drum up about as much enthusiasm as well…a really horrible rainy day and yet others are like a hot sunny day in the warm Caribbean sunshine.
My ambition is to be a car presenter like Jeremy Clarkson, but I suppose I'd better learn to drive first.
I have had lots of practice playing on my Play Station car games and I love driving all around the different tracks on them.
I do know what it is like to steer a car as my dad let me sit on his lap while driving a jeep on the beaches in Cyprus. Sensibly he didn’t let me go the whole hog and try to work the pedals as I probably wouldn’t be here to tell the tale!
Five years and one day until I'm 17 and can take my first driving lesson. I JUST CAN'T WAIT!
last updated: 05/07/07