It’s an occupational hazard for those who’ve done anything for a long time that you don’t often get surprised any more. And on those rare occasions it does happen, such surprises tend not to be of the welcome variety. You’re walking your dog and you tread in something. That sort of thing.
Make fast cars fun again | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.