Me and My Car: Jono Kenyon from Step Dave
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JONO KENYON PLAYS DAVE IN STEP DAVE, WHICH RETURNS FOR SERIES 2 FROM SEPTEMBER 1, TV2 AT 8.30PM
What do you drive?
A silver 1998 Nissan Primera. You totally thought it would be more glamorous, didn’t you?
What do you like about it?
Because it’s got a racing steering wheel. No, because it’s the coolest car I could afford for $3000. That’s an honest answer.
What is the main consideration if you are buying a car?
For me, it’s can I fit in it, because I’m so tall.
Do you prefer manual or automatic?
I prefer manual, because every man likes playing a computer game while he drives.
Favourite car colour?
Black, because it’s subtle yet slick.
Your first car?
A 1998 Nissan Lucino in granny green. I bought it off some dodgy geezer at a car yard in Nelson. I was still on my restricted — getting ahead of the game. I was 15, and I got two subwoofers and an amp which got stolen a month later. I know who did it, too ...
Your dream car … if you had no financial restraints, no responsibilities?
Either an Aston Martin or a big black-on-black Cadillac.
Who taught you to drive?
I was born in England and moved to New Zealand when I was a teenager. But my dad taught me around the rocky back streets of Spain. I was too young, probably. Yeah, he was a good teacher.
Most memorable road trip?
When I was younger, we used to drive from England to Spain, it took 36 hours, and my parents would set the car up. They had this people mover and they’d take out the middle seats so me and my sister had the whole back seats to stretch out and had a little hotel room in the back of the car and we’d just play and hang out.
What do you listen to in your car?
Mostly music from my iPod, at the moment I’m pumping Grammatik and Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly.
Jono Kenyon and Sia Trokenheim from TV2 show Step Dave. Photo / Supplied
Does what people drive influence how you perceive them?
If it influences them, yes.
Would you rather drive in Auckland or take public transport?
I’d rather drive, which is bad because I should take public transport, but when I drive I can change the music and take my mates.
Who else is allowed to drive your car?
Anyone who wants to, which my mum would hate me saying.
Pet hate on the road?
Road rage. People make mistakes, there are a lot of people on the road, getting angry in your car doesn’t achieve anything.
What do you always carry in your car?
AUX cord, so I can play my tunes and have a car party.
If you could go anywhere in the world, in any car, with any celebrity?
I would go to Vegas with Dan Bilzerian in the biggest Hummer limo we could find.