Kia ora Dave,
Great post, and as to our “relationships” with automobiles and “getting back” to Nature, Edward Abbey summed it up best. “In the first place you can’t SEE anything from a car; you hav to get out of the god damned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, through the thornbush and cactus. When traces of blood beging to mark your trail you’ll see something. Probably not.”
cheers,
Robb