Today is Coming of Age Day in Japan, a holiday in which adolescents become adults. Local city halls in towns across the country invite the newly minted adults for a small ceremony, a tradition that dates back to 714 AD. Of course we at JNC plan to welcome another round of cars into the 25 Year Club, a bit older than adulthood, but you get the idea.
What’s the most anticipated “Class of 1990” JNC?
1990 marks What we have here is a cornucopia of choice, from tuner favorites like the ST185 Celica, DA Acura Integra, and original Mitsubishi Eclipse to sensible sedans like the CB7 Honda Accord. Weird JDM cars such as the Toyota Sera enter the fold, as do supercars like the JC Mazda Cosmo and Acura NSX.
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 question should we ask next year?”
This was one of our more far out questions, but all we can say is wow, you guys are a creative bunch. Bobby C conjured up “Star Saber,” a Mitsubishi Starion, while Adam created Rotor, a Mazda Miata to complement the actual RX-7 Transformer named (this is true) Camshaft. Jason Yamasaki‘s GT-R dinobot named Gojira made perfect sense, as did Spudenater‘s X30 Cressida wagon named Pack Rat.
However, from the very beginning it was clear that returning champion dickie‘s aptly named Datsun 810 Maxima Autobot by Nissan would be hard to beat. You should really this comment. It is hilarious:
For this week’s answer, i will submit separate options based on the Michael Bay and non-Michael Bay Transformers universes.
in Michael Bay’s world, you need to appeal to the lowest common denominator. the vegetable on life support receiving his nutrient slurpee through a feeding tube is the guy the writers have in mind when they’re spitballing to see how a joke or action sequence will go over with the audience. that’s why the 510 was labeouf’s ride in his most recent transformers movie. but should that REALLY be the JNC transformer? we can do better than that. for one, Transformers need to hide in plain sight. how are you going to make that work when your windshield is constantly being plastered with offers to buy and blog photographers are stalking your every move?
I nominate the destroyed mx83 Cressidas from the last movie make an appearance as the Michael Bay JNC Transformer of choice. They could be resurrected zombie-style from the junkyard they were parked in, complete with ruined bodies and fluids bleeding and cannibalized parts from other cars as real-life Cressida owners are wont to do. since their drivelines were mostly useless long before they were bought up to act as extras behind Marky Mark, they’d make effective clubs in the hands of our undead JNC warriors. as for their names, i’d suggest they be controlled by some form of collective hivemind ‘bot called “Sludge” in reference to the lovely BHG milkshake you’d likely find in any of their oil pans.
for the purists who recognize http://youtu.be/Cf_qfX9cKsQ as the real Transformers movie: i haven’t forgotten about you. it’s getting harder to see any JNC as being able to blend into the background these days, but if you wanted to be a Robot in Disguise you could choose one of the more understated models – the Datsun 810. its unassuming boxy styling was in-step with the design language of the era and there are tons of Cash for Clunkers survivors still roaming the roads that approximate the proto-Maxima in profile.
as an added bonus, these cars came equipped with a phonograph voice box, meaning that he’d go into battle screaming stuff like “KEY IS IN THE IGNITION!” in a scratchy, feminine voice. what more could you possibly want from an appropriately classic robot? name suggestions for this one and his recolors include, “Scratch,” “Ding,” and the intentionally confusing “Datsun 810 Maxima Autobot by Nissan”.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!