Touge. It’s the reason Japanese sport coupes adhere to the doctrine of lightweight, high-revving philosophy. 73 percent of Japan’s landmass is mountainous, and the touge roads are where a uniquely Japanese form of hoonage was born. So, if you live in a country where the best roads snake like ramen noodles over drastic elevation changes, you’re going to want to drive a certain type of car.
What’s your dream touge build?
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 ultimate Toyota-Mazda combo?”
When asked about a Toyota-Mazda combo, most of you conjured dreams of some kind of Frankenstein rotaryota like victor‘s 20B Corolla or Mick Beattie‘s 13B FR-S. As a first-gen Supra owner, I particularly like felix‘s idea of a 20B MkI. However, a few of you surprised with a Toyota powerplant in a Mazda body, like Kurt‘s hypothetical 3KR Familia Coupe. However, the most well-written and entertaining comment came from Andrew Golseth, who either thought outside the box or misunderstood the question entirely:
Best Toyota and Mazda garage combo?
Toyota Century and a Mazda Miata!
Think about it. With the Century you have a classic and elegant cruiser that essentially nobody else has, at least not any commoners! You can relax in comfort for those laid back days, bathing in the conservative indulgences the Imperial limo provides. But when you aren’t feeling like a mob boss and you want to have fun, you have the most iconic droptop sportscar ever made! The Miata comes out of the garage and you’re touge’n it up through the mountainous backroads. Yet despite your racecar anecdotes, you’re barely breaking the law in the Miata while having more fun than you legally should in a hairdresser’s convertible.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!