I waltz down memory lane, while David Hauser in his GP2 Formula car rockets toward me.
Today, the automaker has set its own design language, further distancing itself from the badge-engineering days of yesteryear, and is now creating a slew of handsome luxury offerings that, even though Cadillac may still feel it, don’t look old. Think of it like Donald Trump if he dressed like Lil Wayne.
Nissan homologated their Pulsar hatchback into an all-wheel drive, five-second monster in the early 1990s. Sadly, that car was never sold here; but that hasn’t stopped one rabid fan from importing one.
We first laid eyes on this build, a 1971 Penske-Donohue Sunoco Javelin replica, while it sat at Hanksville Hot Rods waiting for the exhaust system to be completed. When we saw it for the second time at the KBPI Rock 'n Roll Car Show at Bandimere Speedway, we knew we needed to spend some one-on-one time with her.
Car control is key in a race. Precision, high-speed maneuvers are paramount to success. Car control while violently spinning on the main straight of Road Atlanta—well, that takes some big cojones.