We know there are lots of brand loyalists in our readership, but this is a game some of the JNC staff have been playing offline. What if the Honda Heads, Toyotaku, Mazdafarians, and their ilk were forced to consider a garage where you could not own more than one car from each marque? And to make this harder, let’s say that these are all the cars you are allowed to own. We often think of respective sports cars as the “best” from each badge, but do you need a stable full of two-door coupes? Keep in mind that your tow rig, winter beater, and spouse’s daily will all have to come from this pool.
For the purposes of this question, let’s establish that the marques are Toyota/Lexus/Scion, Mazda, Subaru, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti/Datsun, Mitsubishi, and Isuzu. If you’re going to throw in a Hino or Suzuki in there we won’t complain, but one car per marque.
If you could only own one car from each Japanese marque, what would your garage look like?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your favorite Tomica story?”
We had several heartfelt stories submitted this week. Some involved finding Tomica in weird places, like those of エーイダン, teddy, and HotWheelsAndFriedChicken. Others, like those from Jeff Koch, F31Roger, and Chris from LMM, involved long friendships forged. JOE and Angelo described childhood discoveries that led to a lifetime of memories. Our winner’s tale is from that last category, and the prize goes to Shantanu Jog, whose life trajectory and career was influenced a small metal car. Like the chief engineer of the Civic Type R, we can now count a professional motorcycle designer as having been inspired by a Tomica. You can see Shantanu’s work here: