This is Jeff Kiesel at Orange County's El Toro air base back in 2009, storming through the cones in a 370 horsepower turbocharged Mazda 13b-powered "Bugeye" Sprite. It's 74.4 seconds and 1,810 pounds of absurdly precise fury.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How is it that I've spaced on putting my own car in this series?
The '65 Sebring Race was noteworthy for both rain and Jim Hall's Chaparral stealing the chequered from better-funded competitors Ford and Ferrari. While the big dogs slid through the slush, one little Sprite showed them all how it was done.