They say hindsight is 2020. It’s also the year 2020, so it’s time to reflect on some of the mistakes we’ve made and save others from the same fate. Is it getting in over your head in on a project car? Or perhaps letting that rare car/part/collectible get away? Or maybe the time you forgot to fully remove the jackstand from under the car before lowering it and denting the rocker panel (you know, just as an example).
What’s the worst JNC decision you’ve ever made?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your greatest JNC dream?”
If there’s one thing we learned from last week’s answers, it’s that many of you are dreading a future in which JNCs are no longer viable, whether due to pollution rules, a lack of petrol, or a lack of vision from automakers. It’s a thought on the minds of many enthusiasts these days, which makes us want to enjoy our cars even more while we still can — such as completing our dream garages, or taking an epic road trip.
One respondent in the latter category is the winner this week. We sometimes take for granted our exposure to JNCs, because we get to attend a lot of fantastic shows, meet great car people, and go on wonderful road adventures. However, Kev reminded us such opportunities are not so easy from some corners of the globe, and his vivid recollection of attending JCCS inspired us to take a pause and appreciate it more:
Not sure if this is a dream or a goal. Although they say a goal is just a dream with a deadline. My JNC dream is to enter my JNC at the 17th annual JCCS.
I live in Ontario Canada. I made my first solo trip vacation in 2014 to Long Beach California. The main reason was to attend the 10th annual JCCS. I stayed on the Queen Mary hotel (Yes its haunted). I still remember that sunny Saturday morning perfectly. As I entered the gates to the park, “Anyway You Want It” was playing at volume 11 on the PA system, and my jaw dropped as I was greeted with green grass and a sea of Nihon steel, tucked into every square inch. The people were so chill and eager to tell me the history and personal stories about their prized possessions. I even got an autographed poster by John Morton, which I have since framed on my wall back home.
Before I left the show, I knew I would one day be back with my own JNC. At the time I had my ‘85 Celica Supra, which I regretfully sold 2 years later. But fear not! I have been resto-modding a little JNC nugget for the last 4.5 years (mainly on summer weekends). Me and my girlfriend, who greatly supports this obsession, recently discussed the idea that 2021 is the year to go back, and I cannot be more excited. We have many more late nights of work still ahead, but I know we can do it! If you’re wondering if we will make it to the show, just look for the Canadian flag ?
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!