Today, November 16, is National Fast Food Day. While I generally try to avoid the stuff for health reasons, there’s one situation where I give myself á la carte blanche: road trips. Whether it’s picking up a Craigslist score, cannonballing across state lines to fetch a heavy part, or heading to a distant show, road trips not only necessitate fast food, but demands it by tradition. Plus, those processed calories taste oh so good.
What’s your favorite JNC fast food story?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNC van should star in a Japanese A-Team reboot?”
This was kind of a bizarre question, which prompted some bizarre answers. We got answers that spanned everything from Tom‘s suggestion of a Suzuki Every Turbo RZ Super Multi Roof with Cappuccino engine swap to Legacy-san‘s nomination of a Toyota Mega Cruiser. But our favorite answer fell somewhere in the middle, and that was Prevacid’s casting of a Toyota Previa:
The ideal J-Team van would no doubt be a Toyota Previa/Estima and here’s why:
1. They’re everywhere. Whether you’re hiding in the Underground of L.A. or Tokyo, they are ubiquitous enough that they can slip by authorities.
2. They’re indestructible. They can go forever with little maintenance and plenty of abuse.
3. There’s plenty of dress-up parts. VIP, street racer, family shuttle, or unlicensed handyman, the van can wear plenty of disguises. There’s even a drift Previa or two out there. Just pull into an abandoned warehouse for a modification montage.
4. They’re proven. In Breaking Bad it was the fake identity salesman’s ride of choice. In Carpool, it jumped out of a building and kept going. In Last Action Hero, bad guys attached a minigun to it.
So there you have it. The Previa does it all. Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?