Friday, 30 April 2010

Scrappage scheme banger racing

I'm in two minds about banger racing; whilst I have a soft spot for any form of motorsport and enjoy the spectacle of numerous cars smashing into each other, it does give a little wrench of sadness to see what are sometimes reasonably rare cars being unceremoniously sent to the great scrapyard in the sky. Then again, you can't save them all, and it would be quite a hypocritical standpoint for me to take, given that I'm making no effort at present to save or restore anything.
Anyway, the guys at Car Dealer Magazine had a neat idea - they took the poster boy of the scrappage scheme (itself accused of killing countless irreplaceable classics), the Hyundai i10, prepped it for racing and, well, led it like a lamb to the slaughter. Thoroughly entertaining.

It's also interesting to learn exactly what's meant by the phrase 'pre-production model'. Did you know...?