A few weeks back, in the best traditions of tabloid TV, Q+A took time to mention Lockwood’s ride, the macho muscle car Ford Falcon Cobra – a car that screams red-blooded heterosexuality.
It got me wondering. I heard Helen Clark used to drive a Mitsi when she was PM. Boring. But what sort of cars would a blokey bloke everyday kiwi joker like John Key have? John recently gave away his Holden Commodore (the one he used during the election to show what an everyday kind of guy he is) to the local Helensville vigilante group, so he clearly isn’t relying on that boring heap for wheels. Of course most days he’d have the chaffeured BMW 7 Series supplied by the Crown to get around Parnell. But let’s face it, who doesn’t have a common as muck 7 Series anyway? You can’t tell me Johno Mate hasn’t indulged his inner petrol head with a few sweet rides to caress in his more private moments.
With all the millions John’s got, I reckon he must have some pretty sweet rides garaged somewhere and I reckon they’d make for a great car show.
I hope John does get a chance to show off some of his boy trophies to our msm some time. They’d love it, I’d love it and it’d fit right in with the sort of cutting-edge political analysis we’ve come to expect from our msm. Considering John’s need to be loved and eagerness to be seen as an everyday bloke I’m a bit surprised he’s been so coy about showing-off his car collection.
My guess is Porsche and Masserati for fun, Mercedes and Bentley for business and nipping to the shops. Maybe the Lamborghini for when he’s feeling like a special treat?