Last weekend, on the Goodwood Festival of Speed, I had the nice fortune to be standing below a tent subsequent to Subaru’s “Family Huckster” 1983 GL, which is arguably among the many coolest vehicles ever made. About 5 ft from me was affable maniac Travis Pastrana, speaking about driving the automotive up the hill within the rain. Or a minimum of that’s what I feel he was speaking about, as there was a Ferrari warming up within the subsequent stall.
As I regarded over Vermont Sportcar’s masterpiece, one element stood out to me:
“Yikes,” I believed to myself. “That’s an air canister for if he ended up underwater in the car.” I have to’ve acknowledged the “Spare Air” canister from Sharkweek or one thing, which was strapped to the within of the motive force’s door. This one is a mannequin 300, and gives 3 cubic ft of air to divers, or drivers who want one thing to breath. According to the producers web site, it must be good for 57 “surface breaths” “based on a 1.5 liter breath size.” I requested Subaru PR man Aaron Cole if I used to be taking a look at what I believed I used to be taking a look at, and he confirmed that the tiny tank was positioned inside Pastrana’s attain in case he ended up within the drink for an prolonged interval.
If you watched Gymkhana 2022, you’ll word quite a lot of events the place the Huckster may have gone submarine mode and I feel I can communicate for everybody after I say I’m glad it didn’t. Obviously a Gymkhana video is about as effectively thought out and thoroughly thought-about because it will get, which is the way you get to somebody pondering to stay an air canister within the automotive. But, the canister can also be a reminder that you would be able to’t absolutely get rid of dangers. It begins with a BASE leaping accident in spite of everything.
Here’s a refresher:
Anyway, extra on Goodwood later this week!