100 year-old still on road

He may be 100, but Arthur Whitaker from West Yorkshire has no plans to give up driving just yet...

King of the Road

Arthur Whitaker from Keighley is King of the Road - still driving at one hundred years old and with no intention of putting on the handbrake, as James Webster reports.

Arthur's motoring history caught on camera

Arthur Whitaker has always enjoyed driving. He would travel thousands of miles for work and enjoyed excursions with relatives on days off.

Arthur Whitaker with other relatives proudly stand with one of his cars
Arthur Whitaker with other relatives proudly stand with one of his cars

His first motoring experience was at the age of 16 when he shared a motorbike with his brother:

Arthur and his brother with the bike they shared
Arthur and his brother with the bike they shared

It is estimated he has driven some 2.5million miles during his lifetime in a range of different cars:

Arthur on a day out with his car of the time
Arthur on a day out with his car of the time

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West Yorkshire man clocks up 85 years behind wheel

Arthur Whitaker

In his 85 years behind the wheel, Arthur Whitaker, who has just celebrated turning 100, has clocked up a staggering 2.5 million miles without an accident or traffic ticket.

The retired engineer from Keighley in West Yorkshire first began driving in 1927.

The centenarian regularly uses his Seat Arosa city car, often to transport him to and from his golf club.

His favourite car was his Ford Cortina. And he has no plans to get out from behind the wheel just yet.