HIT – as in Hatches In Traffic. And as in quick hit – a hatchtastic way to start your week. Hatchtopia recently stepped into the 21st Century and got an iPhone. What’s that mean? Instagram, obviously… oddly filtered quick shots of hatchbacks seen out and about, specifically.
So to begin this Monday morning series, an early 90s hot hatch, the Ford Escort GT.
Enjoy your week, Hatchtopians!
There’s something to be said for being blissfully unaware. Like if I were to not know that this rare Prizm GSi existed and was for sale. But my buddy Larry from the Stick Figure/Volatile RAM racing team – you may remember this – just had to send me this link and get me all interested. While the price on the dealer’s website shows a $2950 asking price (a ridiculous amount for a car with over a quarter-million miles, rare or not), the Craigslist ad that Larry provided showed a significant mark-down to $1700. If not for a fairly recent, ill-fated fly-and-drive, those sorts of numbers get a man thinking…
Sometimes you have to get out of your hatchback (or lesser automobile) and check out the real world not through the lens of a windshield. Go out and walk the dog, do some yard work… who am I kidding – you’re here reading this, right? Why not view the world through the lens of someone else’s car (kinda).
If you’re familiar with this blog, you probably recall my love of my first car, and have read of my exploits as a real-life race car driver. So it would be only natural that those two would eventually collide in a NASCAR-worthy explosion of racing fuel and poor decision-making. In my dreams at least. So when I see things like this…
So yeah, it’s been a while since there’s been anything new here on Hatchtopia. But I do have a bit of an excuse – I’ve been helping out with the construction of a truly insane twin-engined hatchback known as the FX32 below. The FX will be racing in an upcoming 24 Hours of Lemons event – if you’re unaware, that’s a racing series for cars costing less than $500, and quite a riot.