Sitting at the lights I glanced to the right and did a double take. In profile the gentleman at the wheel of the Mazda beside me could have been Leonard John Kensell Setright, albeit in the days when his beard was trimmed shorter than the portrait photo seen here.
That he was puffing on a pipe, a rare sight these days, made that even more likely except I know L.J.K. Setright died in 2006. Given his high regard for the NSU Ro80* I suspect he’d even have approved of the car, a rotary powered RX8.
* From Drive on! The social history of the motor car by L. J. K. Setright (2002: Palawan Press; 2003: Granta)
p. 119 "In 1967 NSU produced the sweetest, smoothest and most encouraging car that had yet been seen, the Wankel-engined Ro80 . . ." via classics.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/