A laugh and a surprise in “Drive,” the motoring section of the Age newspaper. The latest Citreon C4 is absolutely packed with safety features, airbags, anti-skid brakes, it even detects when the driver is drifting out of their lane — supposedly an aid in combatting fatigue and motorists running off the road. It works by detecting the car crossing the white lines without the indicators being on — fat lot of good this will do in Australia where no one seems to bother to use the indicators! I can either see frustrated drivers trying to turn off the safety feature because it annoys them, or the cars training the drivers to use the indicators!

That was the laugh, the surprise was turning to the back page and seeing the weekly feature car page — a Stutz Bearcat this week. Hang on! That’s Hugh Guthrie, a close friend of Jo’s family! “Not for sissies,” he declares of the car…