Period Correct Mix Tapes – 1990 Model

Every once in a while, I plan to delve into a topic not entirely GSi-centric.  There will be a GSi tie-in, but it may be a bit tenuous.  So bear with me as we take a detour…

One of the key considerations for the various fixes and improvements I’ve planned and begun for the GSi has been whether to maintain factory-correct specification, go for a slightly updated “resto-mod” (as much as I hate that term), or go full-bore into a cone-eating weekend autocross warrior.

At this point, that decision is still up in the air, so the early-2000s aftermarket CD player still resides in its seemingly subterranean spot way down low in the center console. With elderly technology comes compromise and opportunity.

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On Safety

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Modern cars coddle the human form with supportive seats, 3,500 (or more, much more) pounds of metal and plastic, airbags galore and decades of research and development with regard to safely slowing the body in case of a catastrophic change in speed.  Perhaps we as drivers have gotten used to that concept, and have assumed that all vehicles are going to be that way – seeing the way some of you drive, well, yeah. Continue reading “On Safety”