The holidays are meant to be spent with your loved ones. Sometimes your family is there too.
What is your JNC getting for the holidays?
A new car cover, some fresh new wheels, or perhaps that impossible-to-find NOS plastic bezel that hasn’t been produced since 1987? There are many possibilities for the JNC (or JNCer) in your life.
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’s the greatest Japanese nostalgic rally car?”
The results this week were as close as rally cars get to running over a gaggle of spectators. Daniel Johnston and Mike Moore told great tales about the Datsun 710 and Toyota Celica ST165, and returning champion dickie made an excellent (and hilarious) case for the Group B Mazda RX-7. But, the winner by a hair was Rayson, who revealed a previously unknown tale about the box-type Lancer and its appeal those of the criminal underworld:
Personally, I believed the Lancer EX 1800 GSR is awesome. We can pretty much say it was a “Lancer Evolution 0″ since it was pretty much an Evo-spec’d Lancer before the 4WD Evolution era. Turbo intercooled 4 cylinders in a lightweight body (Well except the absence of the almighty 4WD). But a fast RWD 4 doors sedan that look exactly like a family car that your dad owns, its just a pure 80s sleeper! I would take a Lancer Ex 1800 GSR over a Lancer Evolution anyday!
In fact the car was so awesome that it was a popular choice for getaway vehicle in Hong Kong during the mid 80s because it was easy to steal, faster than most family cars at the time, got enough room for all the criminals and goodies, and nimble enough to navigate around the tight streets during escape. The reputation of the cars in Hong Kong earned its nickname of “Thief boat” because it was pretty much the top choice for robbery escapes back in the time!
Also forgot to mention even Jackie Chan personally used to own a Lancer EX 1800 GSR too!
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!