You have to love James Cody, who drove out of our Connecticut shop two winters ago in his little red Bugeye and didn’t stop until he landed at home in northern Florida. Click here to read about that Bugeye adventure here. He’s 6’4″ with size 13 feet, so he is one our larger Bugeye pilots. Now, Cody is hard at work customizing what he calls his “Redneck Bugeye.”
He raves about improved access from his custom redneck steering wheel (a less expensive option than our removable model?) and he has fit diamond plate floor mats, third brake light, and racing stripes unencumbered by any straight edge. “Lil Tab” is the car’s name, after his dog, and pink eyelashes and tongue complete the theme.
I love the free-spirited modifications that are authentic to Cody’s sense of humor, which is exactly the point of Bugeye Sprites. These were always cheap cars that told the stories of their owners and Cody’s personalized Sprite is what it’s all about. Perfect and accurate Bugeyes are great too. But sometimes people get a little too serious about their hobby cars, and thus Cody’s car somehow seems very refreshing.