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A day in the (modern) life of a Bugeye Sprite

I like to put at least 20 miles on every car we sell so I can make certain our customers get a great product. These shake down drives help me to find any issues that need attention before we load the car into a trailer bound for a new home. Here are a few photos from my adventures this week in “Sara,” our restored green Bugeye we have for sale. Click any picture to enlarge.

First I stopped at FedEx to deliver a Bugeye-load of boxes loaded with parts from our catalog. No one else can claim that their Bugeye parts are shuttled via Bugeye to the shipping depot. I enjoyed the contrast of our delivery vehicle adjacent to the slightly larger version.

Next it was on to the bank, where I couldn’t help notice the sameness on display in the parking lot. Here were two nearly identical midsize SUVs made by completely different manufacturers, each equally lacking in any personality whatsoever.

On my way back to the shop, I caught up with a late model Lamborghini Aventador (which I could only catch because of the red light that stopped him). My green nose in his rear view mirror seemed to catalyze a whole lot of 10,000 rpm snarling and growling, and when the light changed, he effectively demonstrated that he indeed does have just a bit more than 43 HP.

There is something wonderful about driving around in a Frogeye, sampling the way it fits (or doesn’t fit) into the modern world. The contrast is fascinating. The mundane becomes very exciting. This is why I never get tired of driving a Bugeye Sprite.