December 31 is when the Japanese typically throw a bonenkai, or “year forgetting” party, to drink away memories of a particularly crappy trip around the sun. Maybe your ride suffered a horrible mechanical malady this year, or perhaps a favorite racing idol died, or could it be that you sold a rare part you should’ve kept?
What part of 2016 are you most eager to forget?
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 are you asking Japanese Santa Claus for this year?”
This could be the first-ever two-time consecutive win in QotW history. The champion this week, and the final victor for 2016, is blue72, with his hilarious his Steve Martin-inspired wish for world peace… or was it an IDx?
If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in a spirit of harmony and peace.
If I had two wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in a spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for a large daily allowance of ¥ to spend on Yahoo! auctions.
If I had three wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children to get together and sing. The second would be for the many yen, every day to spend on Yahoo! auctions, and the third would be an encyclopedic and omniscient knowledge of all things JNC and kyusha.
And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids, definitely. The second would be for all the yen, the third would be for all the knowledge, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended, 31-day visit to Japan itself. To begin slowly with parts houses, then some of the shops like oh, what is it? Rocky Auto or something like that. Of course, museums and racing circuits would be visited too. I’d also be behind seeking out old car parts while I’m there.
Wait a minute, maybe that visit to Japan should be the first wish. It could all go boom tomorrow and I’d have never visited the factories where my cars were made. No… no, the kids, the kids singing would be great. That would be nice.
Wait a minute, who am I kidding? That’s a logistical nightmare! Maybe I should reorganize this list.
Oh wait, oh geez! I forgot about trying to convince manufacturers that fun small cars like the IDx are great and that they should run classic parts services like Mercedes does! Okay, I need full and unprecedented manufacturer support of classic parts and small fun cars that the masses will buy in droves. And of course, my last wish would be for all the children of the world to sing in a spirit of harmony and peace.
Thank you JNC, merry Christmas and may the Japanese Santa bring me a rust free early S30 shell that I can start cleaning and reinforcing for many eventual L-gata horsepowers.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!