As a member of the Nitro Circus®
Tour since the very beginning, Andy Buckworth
is no stranger to life on the road—and living behind the wheel. We asked this Aussie extreme athlete about his vehicle collection, favorite road trips, the car of his dreams, and a lot more.
Q: What was your first car and how long did you drive it?
A: My first car was a Holden® combo van. I owned it for a year before I moved on.
Q: How old were you when you first learned how to drive?
A: I got my learner driver’s permit when I was 17.
Q: What’s your everyday driver?
A: Right now I am the proud owner of a BMW® m3, and I just spoiled myself and got a BMW® m4. The plan is to sell the m3 and get a Toyota® Tundra® to use as an everyday driver, but right now I drive the m4 every day.
Q: Inside and outside, how clean do you keep your car?
A: Living in California, it’s hard to keep a black car clean all the time, although I do try to get my car detailed inside and out about every 7-10 days.
What’s the best road trip
you’ve ever taken?
A: I was fortunate enough to take part in a Monster Energy® road trip from California to Salt Lake City with an awesome group of Monster BMX® riders. That was by far my favorite road trip.
What’s one road trip
that you still dream about taking?
A: I think it would be fun to pack up the car and road trip to Salt Lake City for Nitro World Games®, making a stop in Vegas along the way.
A: Personally, I think it’s always a good time when you have an awesome group of mates and you play old hits from the 90s that everybody can goof out and sing along to.
Q: What’s one roadside attraction that you’ll always pull over for?
A: It’s always hard to ignore an awesome sunset when you’re driving through the mountains.
Q: What’s your favorite highway to drive?
A: I would have to say the 38 from Redlands, California up to Bear Lake.
Q: What’s the most interesting thing you keep in your car?
A: It’s not often you would catch me without my bike in the car.
Q: Have you ever slept in your car?
A: I can’t say I’ve slept in my m3 or m4. However, in Australia, I have a 2008 Range Rover® Sport and I have slept in the back of that on a camping trip.
Q: Favorite road snack?
A: Granola bars or rice cakes are a good hit for a quick snack on the road.
Q: Favorite car movie?
A: My favorite movie would have to be “Rush”.
Q: If your life philosophy was a bumper sticker, what would it say?
A: “Live fast, die young.”
Q: Would you rather fix up an old beater or drive a new car straight off the lot?
A: Oh, new car off the lot for sure. Although I do love looking at really well restored old American cars.
Q: If you could change one “rule of the road,” what would it be?
A: No speed limits because I’m impatient.
Q: What’s your dream car?
A: I would love a super car like Ferrari®, Lamborghini®, McLaren®, etc.
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