It (XM172) was placed in his garden for a short while for PR purposes when he did his 'Speed' series but was removed shortly afterwards. He would have required planning permission to keep it in his garden and in the part of the world he lives in (leafy, expensive, Oxfordshire) he would never have got it.
Thanks for posting that its made me laugh,
likes the sound of his own voice and opinions doesnt he ? perhaps he would be better moving to Australia where in some places it is quicker and easier to fly rather than drive , theres a point to light aircraft then.
But then again what have the Aussies done to deserve us inflicting him on them, ( beating us at cricket could be one reason i suppose! )