And he is not Michael Schumacker. He is a Mexican named Juan!
Some of you who read the Futura Forum know that I was down in Mexico working in a gold mine for the last two weeks. I flew into Chihuahua and was driven about 250 km on RT 16 almost to the Chihuahua/Sonora border, stopping about 425 km short of Hermosillo. Sunday I was driven back from the mine to Chihuahua so I could fly home Monday. I was one of 3 passengers, plus The Mexican Stig in a compact Toyora pickup truck. The first 100 km were very twisty mountain roads with a posted limit od 35km/hr. I would have been terrified to take my Futura above 25km/hr given the condition of these roads. The Mexican Stig made the entire trip in 3 hours. One of the other passengers who made the trip with him before, said that heavy traffic held us up today, he usually makes the trip in 2 1/2 hours.
We spent more time on the wrong side of the road than the proper side. There were convoys of 4-5 semis that he would pass in a stretch all in no-passing zones, around blind corners and over hill crests. I think I bent the Jesus bar out of shape! At some point I stopped fearing for my life, and became in terror for it.
I will give the driver credit, he was GOOD. STUPID, but GOOD! He was either on the brakes or the gas the entire trip, He makes the round trip every day and has the road memorized. He had that overloaded pickup flying and drifting around turns.
I will never, never, ever make a comment about my wife's driving again!