Hustle by Britain

It seems impossible that so little gasoline could carry so many so jar.

So Britons quipped last week after Britain's long disused automobiles had taken them on their first weekend outing in four years.*

On June 1, the British Ministry of Fuel and Power had restored the "basic ration" of five imperial gallons of petrol (six U.S. gallons) a month for small cars, seven for big ones. After the outing, Britain's lanes were liberally strewn with carefully preserved, blast-dented vehicles whose engines had broken down or whose tires had given out.

This homely incident was...

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