Very much agree. Bro in law is a painting contractor and uses the vehicle to great success. When we visit, he lets us borrow it and can rip everything out of there very quickly to convert it back to Family Mode. I have a soft spot in my heart for this thing. It is shitloads of fun.
The Simpson helmet also makes The Stig so iconic
There is no telling how many grassroots to top professional racing drivers Bill Simpson’s gear saved from being maimed and killed while racing.
I’m currently only interested in small to midsize cars. I drive A LOT, 18-19k a year. The civic was great because they hold okay value, and they’re cheap so when I drive it into the ground it’ll be worthless anyway. I’d rather take a $22k hit doing than instead of a $42k hit.
I can’t say they’re terrible common here. Competition is pretty fierce because we don’t rust anything like most of the country does. I would say this is the cleanest GMT400 I can remember. There’s a good handful around running, but they’re all totally trashed. They just didn’t seem cared for...