We are revving up and launching a weekly Me and My Motor feature and want to hear from you...

Meet Eleanor Stockdale who was born in Highcliffe.

Her father bought her a Fiat 127 for her 18th birthday in 1989. Just two days later the car had broken down in the lions den at Longleat Safari park.

"I took my friends out for the day and we went to the safari park. We trundled through the various animal enclosures and came to the lions den.

"My car started making a bizarre noise and then stopped. I panicked and jumped out of the car.

"For some reason, I didn't even think about the pride of lions snoozing close by! I even began to open the bonnet, which was even odder as I didn't have had a clue about car engines.

"Suddenly a loud voice boomed out of somewhere shouting at me to get back into my car."

The car was towed out of the lion den and a recovery vehicle came to the rescue.

"I wasn't very happy with dad after the event, especially as he was a car mechanic!"

Bournemouth Echo:

Do you have a passion for motoring or a vehicle you are proud of?

Do you have an amusing or interesting story to tell?

Your pride and joy might be a classic you take out on a sunny weekend.

Maybe you have a vintage motorbike or tractor or maybe have converted a camper into a dream space for getaways.

Whatever your pride and joy - we want to hear from you.

You can tell us all about it and upload your photos here 

We will be running our Me and My Motor column every week in the Bournemouth Echo both online and in print.

If you have a vehicle you love, please share it with us here and we will take care of the rest.