Just back from a 3000km gentle cruise at 75/80 mph up to the UK and back. About 40 mpg except for the last stretch with a violent headwind which knocked it back to about 36 mpg. The car ran like a bird, the only problem being when the driver's side windscreen wiper decided to give up – and foul the other wiper too in torrential rain on the M11. Funny how they never give a problem ... when it's not raining! Anyway, a quick assessment on the hard shoulder with traffic thundering past in close proximity, decided that I could do nothing there, so I unscrewed the loose lock nut and threw the wiper arm disgustedly into the back of the car before proceeding off the motorway (fortunately I was only about a mile off the A120 Stansted where we were turning off anyway) leaning to the right (LHD car!) to peer through the passenger side. On arrival in Chelmsford I could see that the splines on both the spindle and the arm were buggered so had to be satisfied with tightening down the locknut as much as possible and hoping that friction would hold it. It did. Back to the south of France with no problem despite a fair amount of rain most of the way down. On a more positive note, I saw only one Rover of any sort during our 8 days in the UK, but – guess what? – it was a BRM on the car park of the M & S Foodhall in Ashby de la Zouch! Took photos and the owner, Paul Busby came out to have a chat. You probably know him as he has several BRM's in various states of (dis)repair, although he's not on the forum. A man who drives around with various clutch kits, camshafts etc, etc in the back of the car is obviously fairly keen! And that number plate! GB BRM!