At year’s end, the Japanese tradition of bonenkai takes place. These “forget the year parties” are held to drink away the heartaches of the previous 365 days and hope for better luck the next time ’round the sun. For me personally, it’s not what I did but what I didn’t do. With work and family duties, I didn’t get to wrench/drive/hang out at car events as much as I wanted to. There’s also the massive hole in my heart left by how I didn’t spend more time with a dear friend before he passed away. Well, the turning of the calendar gives us all the opportunity to start anew and kaizen ourselves in 2022.
What automotive heartaches are you most eager to forget?
The best 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?“.
We truly hope everyone gets what they asked for, from tangible wishes like Clifton and Ellis‘ elusive classic Hondas to more abstract wants like F31Roger‘s hopes for a 2-car garage or Michael K.‘s desire for and end to the pandemic. But we know for sure that the winner this week, Rob Sayers, definitely will. Also, we’re genuinely glad to see there are readers who don’t exclusively drive Japanese cars, especially ones who make us laugh with their comments:
Santa has already ordered (with my credit card annoyingly enough) a liberty walk spoiler for my Mustang.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!