I’D TRAVELLED a grand total of 3.1 miles before I got the first reaction. Sat at a red light waiting to turn right, a male of probably fewer years than mine took the trouble to operate his keep-fit window as he pulled up in the left lane to give me a giant thumbs up and a silent nod. I say it was me, but I knew he was actually saluting the car.
It’s been a quiet month for the Type-R in some ways. Grand plans I had about taking the B-roads home at every opportunity have come to absolutely nothing so far due to life getting in the way. But actually it’s been flat-out; early-morning airport runs, lots of ferrying around of children and yes, hitting the shops.
But the most surprising thing so far has been the general reaction to the Type-R on the street. Thumbs Up Man was just the start, as pedestr...