In Japan, the bonenkai (“year forgetting”) parties on December 31 are where you leave behind the stresses of the previous year, usually by consuming large quantities of alcohol with friends. Old cars can be the source of many reasons to down a pitcher of Sapporo — a project car that’s its very own circle of hell, an obscure part grenading itself at the worst possible time, or perhaps the regret of that rare Craigslist find slipping through your fingers.
What automotive woes are you most eager to forget?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW,”What will you ask Japanese Santa Claus for this year?”
We had an entire Japanese Santa’s bag’s worth of excellent replies this week! John M made egg nog stream from our noses with his letter. Greylopht broke our holiday hearts with his plea. We marveled at Brett‘s authentic capture of bureaucratic memo-speak. There were requests for everything from parts to wheels to cars to garage space to actual trips to Japan. There can be only one winner, however, and this week it was ScottyG for his ability to rank the importance of things. Also, a bit of verbal bribery never hurt!