Nothing beats a trunk full of fresh parts to help with that resto job on your latest J-tin project. Sometimes a mountain of parts is needed just to get the engine to breathe new life to an old but still cherished JNC. Getting those much needed parts can cost and arm and a leg to get the classic back on all four tires, if you can even find them in the first place. Yikes!
In the span of one week, we heard that Mazda and Honda was easing the pain and shortening the hunt for restoration parts for the Japan-market Eunos Roadster (Miata) and Honda Beat. (No doubt this is wondrous news to our own David Lovett who’s a proud owner of a bumble bee Beat — say that 5 times fast — in Texas!) Though David and a very small group of classic collectors may be in luck, I wanted to ask the group about their own wishes for restoration parts. What say you:
What JNC needs a line of reproduction parts support?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “Who will win Japan’s automaker Game of Thrones, Toyota-Subaru-Mazda or Nissan-Mitsubishi?”
Last week was a time to celebrate Obon in Japan which pulled me out of the office. So I gave the reigns to Ben for posting up last week’s QotW. To my surprise, he somehow weaved in a GoT reference which questioned some; and delighted others. Many pointed out the strong shock-and-awe play of Toyota announcing yet another partnership, this time with Mazda.
Others looked at how the times have changed and looking at this rivalry to spark fire in the hearts of engineering teams to pump out vehicles that once again can capture our longing gaze at the stop light.
That said, this week’s win goes to Wayne Thomas. Not for the deep analysis of the divide between driver and rider as “ownership” and “enthusiast” are replaced with convenience and infotainment connectivity; No, Wayne won because I almost spit green tea out of my mouth when I read his response:
Mitsuoka is The Prince That Was Promised.
May we see the day Mitsuoka sits on the Iron Throne! 😉
Omedetou! Your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop.