If you are of a certain age you have certainly enjoyed driving, while refining and honing your driving skills. Usually in a car that offered rudimentary safety features at best accompanied by basic handling capabilities.
There was a fun factor about driving such a car, and enjoying the moment.
Back in the day the "wishful thinking" that cars would be better, driving would be safer, and the even more wishful thinking of going faster. Back then you could go pretty fast in a car that would do a good job trying to kill you if anything untoward would happen.
The envelope around the car was "free spirited" a level of creativity was tolerated in most instances. If you can think back to the actual era of muscle cars, where the power under the hood overcame most other components in the car. You can just imagine that some of the activities going on would be interpreted today as speeding, stunt driving, reckless driving, street racing, and so on.
Lets fast forward to today....
Technology has enabled dramatically safer cars, higher horsepower, better handling, and so on. While the envelope around the car is increasingly "congested / legislated" with little tolerance for creativity.
Did we forget that in our road environment most folks have little interest in actual driving.
With little to no joy...