[Author’s note: Sorry Ben, the above JNC company van is excluded from this QotW. I, too, think it is wonderful, but not in the summer with the exhaust heat coming through the floor ;)]
The way we conduct business is changing each and every day. Sitting at a desk with a comfy chair and bathrooms around the corner are being replaced with adequate A/C blowing while stopped in traffic or sitting at a parking area trying to send emails and munch on the latest drive-thru value set.
Sometimes work involves hauling gear, or having the ability to go the long distance worry-free. With so many jobs that take us out of the office, I want to ask:
What JNC would make a great mobile office?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNC would represent the music of today?”
In our quest to seek out the answer to last week’s QotW, we discovered, nearly unanimously, that there are few fans of today’s music. Punto8 reminded us that even a car named after the essence of life can be no match for our high bar. (also it isn’t a JNC, so immediate DQ!)
But our regular commenter, Banpei, may have found the (record) needle in the haystack when he tapped into the Japanese bubble drive of the 80s to claim unearned prestige and admiration by throwing any technology they could at their flagship sleds. It didn’t matter if you needed it, you were getting it! It has to be good, it’s the latest and people want that, right? Fake is okay as long as it looks good, right? In some instances, they got it right. In many instances, they got it absolutely wrong (ugh, wood paneling and carpeted door cards…).
That is a trend we see with the new revival of manufactured nostalgia of the 80s. Funnily enough, those JNC sleds have ironically become nostalgia. Who knows, maybe one day in the future there will be a group of 30-somethings waxing on about the good ol’ days of Skillex and Miley Cyrus… Hopefully I will be long gone by then!
…the top of the line mid 80s Y30 Glorias/Cedrics and Crestas/chasers were actually modelled after Cadillacs. Toyota and Nissan weren’t trying to copy a Mercedes or BMW, a but actually the Japanese interpretation of a Cadillac. Plush velours pillow seats, (fake) wood paneling, gadgets and extravaganza galore! A simulacra of the ultimate Japanese Cadillac, as Mr. A Regular would call it. (Watch his FJ cruiser review)
Now a lot of today’s music follows that exact same category: fake 80s throwback synth-pop. Or at least heavily influenced by it. It imitates that people think as typical 80s pop music. There is so much more out there than Jan Hammer, Petshop boys or Madonna, but all they copy is this. So for this type of music I would name it Chasing the Glorious Cedresta XY73!
Omedetou! Your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop.