When asked if I wanted to go for a ride in a rally car as part of the Targa Rally in Hawke's Bay, I thought cool, why not, it'll be fun.

How wrong I was.

Arriving at Porters Hotel in Havelock North I was feeling quite excited.

I've always enjoyed following motorsport and watched it on TV whenever I could and consider myself to have a little bit of a lead foot.


But there were signs from the start that this wasn't my day.

The car I was supposed to go in was written off the day before.

So instead