QotW: What car must be saved before they’re all gone?
As much as we love Skylines, Zs, RX-7s, Supras, 2000GTs, and so on, perhaps there really isn’t a need to rescue them all, since there are so many well-preserved examples out there already. Or maybe there is, if it’s a particularly rare version. Then there aree the cars that no one ever thinks to save, which we will sorely miss when they’re extinct.
What car must be saved before they’re all gone?
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 best advice for a JNC road trip?”
The overwhelming consensus from last week seemed to be what many said: drive your car as much as you can before going on a long trip. It will help work out the kinks and build confidence when you’re in unfamiliar territory. Other words of wisdom included Jeremy‘s advice of turning on the “Avoid Highways” option on your map app and discovering some of the great B-roads. Or Banpei‘s advice to not stop and take pictures of every rusty unicorn you see. However, the winner this week was Martin, who reminds us to visit the places you normally wouldn’t and to meet some fellow JNCers along the way:
Best advice for a rad trip with a JNC would be the same as a road trip with any other car. Do a tune up and make the car happy to be running, ensure that your brakes,wipers, lights, tires and wheel bearings are in good shape. Next make sure you have a spare tire, jack and tools to change it if needed. Bring a set of jumper cables and know how to use them. Don’t forget your cell phone, be sure to bring some cash and coins for tolls and parking. Never underestimate the value of a playlist, a working radio, and the all important aux cable.
But what you really need for a JNC in particular would be time and an open mind. Don’t give yourself a deadline to be anywhere important beyond where your sleeping if its an overnight trip. Realize that the journey is just as important (if not more so) than the destination. Plan a route that allows you to stop and take pictures with backdrops you don’t normally get, to enjoy the road, and eat at places where you can see your car from the table. If you can mange to meet up with others that have JNCs all the better as you can convoy for a bit, play cat n mouse, or getting those elusive rolling shots.
We all keep JNCs so that we can enjoy them and the road trip is one of the many ways we can do so. So have fun, get lost, take the route less traveled, and enjoy the adventure.
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