The JNC life is a hard one. There’s a lot to deal with when you drive an old car, so let’s commiserate with each other by playing the Tell Me Challenge, in which you tell your fellow travelers what it’s like to own an old Japanese car without actually saying that. For instance, “I have enough parts stashed away to build a second example of my car,” or, “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I look at Bring a Trailer,” or, “People always ask me what year Mustang I’m driving.”
Tell us you’re a JNC owner without telling us you own a JNC.
The best comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the one car enthusiast tourist thing you must do before you die?”.
For several readers, the dream journey was a road trip along the mountains of Japan. For others, it was more traditional events like Monterey Car Week or a cross-country road trip to JCCS. However, GSX-R35 offered something we didn’t even consider, and something that anyone can do, which is why the answer was this week’s winner.
As a car nut in general and die-hard Nissan nerd specifically, I feel extremely lucky to have had the chance to do a lot of cool car enthusiast tourist activities over the years such as joining the DSport Tokyo Auto Salon tour; doing a Nismo track day at COTA, attending R’s Day and driving at Laguna Seca, watching an F1 race at Indy, and so on and so forth. In fact, I just got back from a week on the East Coast driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and culminating in a trip to NIssan NA HQ then getting a tour of their private heritage collection at the Lane Motor Museum.
There are still a lot of trips on my bucket list I’d like to do such as attend the 24 Hours of Le Mans, watch a Super GT race in person, and rent a JDM performance car to drive the touge in Gunma prefecture but like most people time is a major limitation – so if there’s one truly touristy thing I’d wish I could do as a car enthusiast it would be simply to have the luxury of a week or two off from work and other responsibilities, pack a bag, and head off on a road trip in my favorite car.
Maybe I won’t even have a specific destination in mind…just have a simple goal of spending time with my pride and joy in search of some cool sights and great driving roads.
Life is short and as such it’s all too easy to focus solely on the big goals but sometimes the biggest joys in life are the simpler ones. Just like you don’t have to go to Fiji or Paris to have a great time with a beautiful lady in your life (or handsome man as the case may be), you also don’t necessarily have to make the trip to an automotive mecca to spend quality time with that special vehicle in your life 🙂
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