Grouch - because you saw the logo after it was changed you do not understand what I said. Originally the logo was flipped so the driver was on the other side of the car making it right hand drive.
As far as the Hitchcock/slasher reference you are right. "Toward what unknown, unseen horror is that young rodder rushing? We see where he's been, but the edge of the screen is either a wall or a cliff."
So far he's been nowhere. Therefore, I like your idea of a jalopy going into the Youngrodders garage and coming out a hot rod.
I sure hope he has four wheel brakes so he can stop before he hits that wall or goes over that cliff.