A TOWN LIKE NAMYANG
There’s such a vast expanse inside Hyundai-kia’s Namyang proving ground that it even has its own bus service. With 20,000 people working here every day, it’s like mobilising and feeding the population of an Aussie country town.
‘Benchmarking’ carparks brim with everything from ultracool Suzuki Hustlers ( a tiny 660c Kei-car ‘SUV’) to AMGS. There’s loads of stuff I can’t talk about lapping the place, some undisguised except for front and rear car bras.
But it’s the lunchtime rush that’s equally fascinating. Massive cafeterias are everywhere, each specialising in different cuisine. At exactly midday, a bell chimes loudly and workers pour from each building. Within minutes the cafeteria lines are almost out the door. An hour later, the food halls resemble ghost towns.
THE DARK ART OF SUSPENSION TUNING. FORTUNATELY GAMBOLD (FOREGROUND) AND HIS TEAM CAN SEE THE LIGHT