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Name: Mark Loony

Age: Old enough to know not to own a mod­i­fied S-body, but reck­less enough to do it any­way

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Ac­coun­tant

Favourite lock­down ac­tiv­ity: Do­ing all the ‘I should prob­a­bly get this sorted’ jobs that get for­got­ten about as soon as I get out of the car

First car: EJ9 Honda Civic

Favourite car: Party car – my ratchet BMW E36

Favourite mod­i­fi­ca­tion on your car? Cos­met­i­cally – the colour. Me­chan­i­cally – the turbo setup. It’s a small turbo so there is min­i­mal lag, but the boost comes on strong and hard

Favourite show or event: I have a few. The ones where I can party with all my mates like Edi­tion 38. My favourite show is prob­a­bly Play­ers Clas­sic at Good­wood – it’s a re­ally chilled show with loads of va­ri­ety and track time. I’ve ap­plied and got ac­cepted to go on track this year so hop­ing that it can still go ahead! My favourite trip was to the Nür­bur­gring when I took my Civic round the track

Track day or show and shine? I like both, but I feel like I’ve had my time with shows. Now I’m more into us­ing the cars and ei­ther go­ing on track or drift-what-you-brung days

Lessons learned from this project: Own­ing an S-body is like own­ing a house: no mat­ter how much work you do on it, there’s al­ways some­thing else that needs do­ing

Any fu­ture plans? Send it till I bend it

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