A lovely and eloquent description of our little cars, especially the reaction of others who see it,
With regard to the water collecting in the footwells, I have a feeling that a lot of it comes in from spray kicked up by the back wheel and comes in behind the seats. I gave my rear compartment, springs, tanks and so on a hose out the other day, and the cockpit was an inch deep in water, so maybe a matter of looking for the holes and blocking them.
Great to meet up with you and Mrs Stig last week, and I'm glad you both got back safely [can we have our sun back now please?]
The steering kickback does not seem to affect all the cars, looking at the vids. most seem to have no movement on the steering wheel at all, other than inputs from the driver, I'm wondering if the shock absorbers could be to blame, and their may have been a batch that were faulty?
Black & Tan M3W, Caterham CSR, Mini Cooper D Clubman, Macgregor 26M, Powabyke.