The year is 1960, and after waiting a long five years you finally get your Trabant 601. It’s quite a luxury; most East Germans like you who live in Berlin don’t even get a motorcycle and are expected to use public transit.
On May 28th, I decided to go on a drive with Mia without checking the dipstick in a while. Suffice to say, she was short on oil, and a short while later her BP4W decided it had enough, and started to knock.
A Nice Morning Drive is a short story originally published in the November 1973 edition of Road & Track – in which the author, Richard S. Foster, wrote about a future that in many ways has actually come to pass. Hit the jump for the full text of the story: