In the annals of psychological medicine, one sometimes comes across the term Savant Syndrome, where an individual develops a deep, comprehensive and uncanny photographic memory for one particular subject. I remember meeting one client some years ago, who had an unbelievable recall for days, dates and numbers-just give him a date from twenty, thirty, or fifty years ago, and in flash computer fashion, he would immediately give you the exact day that data fell on, with no mistakes whatsoever! The seminal film Rainman, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, gave an excellent graphic description of this condition.more details »
In this section, a series of interesting articles with photos that were published in the Sunday Times Motoring section.
Titled 'Focus on Members', below is a list of members who have been named so far. Click on each name to gain insight into avid OMC enthusiasts!
Every country which is collectively conscious of, and cares for, its national culture and heritage makes it a point to develop some forrn of a museum of its transport history. Such facilities gradually establish themselves as an attractive magnet both for the locals as well as foreigners, drawing countless visitors who flock in fora nostalgic taste of how transport was tackled in yesteryear.more details »
A small, varied collection
Three classics share space in Christopher Scicluna’s garage.
“I admire people who can work on old cars, like my uncle Paul, who restored his old Dodge at a time when there was no internet to help out in sourcing parts”
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Yearning for the Years of Yore
Being obsessed with speed and timing, he joined the Island Car Club in the 1980s, participating in rallies in a Ford Fiesta. But after a number of years, he had to stop owing to work pressure. In the late 1990s, he was back at the club, this time serving four years on the committee as chairman. “During that period, we invested heavily in state of the art timing equipment, and a mobile unit, which are still being harnessed today. Additionally the number of rally participants rose from 30 to 100”, he states with a hint of pride.more details »