Scott Dixon Hires With Pegasus Rental Cars
What does one say or even think when one discovers that Scott Dixon has just booked a car with you?
Scott Dixon is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated race car drivers. He is up there with Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon. He is currently in second place in the 2012 IndyCar Championship, behind Australian Will Power (and yes, that is his name!). Just a couple of weeks ago he missed by one taking the trophy for perhaps the most legendary Indy car race of any season, the Indianapolis 500. But he made up for it the following week by winning the Detroit Grand Prix and, as Detroit really is the home of the automobile, surely that is a more prestigious win than the Indy 500?
Today, at the Texas 550, he crashed out after leading most of the 173 laps. This was his first DNF (did not finish) since 2010.
Knowing Pegasus rental Cars prized reputation for reliability, the thought occurred to us when he booked this morning that Scott Dixon had finally come over to Pegasus to be assured of no more DNFs in the IndyCar series. But what car should we give him? Even our All Black Subaru Forester Turbo treat car might seem like a underpowered forklift to the fast paced Dixon! Maybe if we invest in some wide slicks for one of our Daihatsu Sirion sub-compacts we’ll be able to fox him?
Clearly there was no choice but to ring Mr Dixon! This was my unique opportunity to share the podium with him.
Alas, all he wants is a Toyota station wagon. Why? It seems we have the wrong Scott Dixon – this Scott Dixon is a tiler from Auckland, who has a job here in Wellington for a week or two. Whilst he wants to work at a high speed rate, it won’t be THAT fast!