I’ve been pretty depressed since my 1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S was stolen. I’m glad I got it back, but there were some rare parts broken that I fear I’ll never be able to fix or replace. I’ll get into all that in a later post, as I really can’t bear to look at the car right now. The feeling of having something that I’ve cared for for 20 years treated so carelessly really hurts. But, my resolution for 2023 is to at least get started on bringing the car back. It might take me years to track down the parts, but in the meantime I’ll fix what I can.
What’s your automotive New Year’s resolution?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What automotive presents did you get this year?“.
I’m quite jealous of the gifts some of y’all got. Jonathan P.‘s new tools would come in handy in any garage (especially since the thieves who took my cars also took my tools). Jeff Koch‘s copy of A Quiet Greatness is something I got for my birthday, and absolutely love it. In fact, I was supposed to interview the authors on the day my garage was broken into and I haven’t had a chance to reschedule.
Okay, I promise not to make this whole thing about how my cars were burgled. I’m glad 555jay took advantage of the incredible recent dollar-to-yen exchange rates to nab some rare parts. And it brings me great joy that Taylor C.‘s got a whole damn car, particularly since a CB7 Accord Coupe EX 5-speed was one of my first cars and one I wish I had kept.
The winner this week, however, was HE HE, who is really capturing the holiday spirit with by following their inner child. I’m excited that he’s embarking on car-centric hobbies which I hope to follow soon myself as my son gets a bit older:
I got a 5-pack of HW cars & a 1:24 scale Le Mans car that I have to build and paint myself:
5-Pack of HW Cars: It’s definitely an interesting pack. All of them are almost fast or crazy fast. Sadly, none were JDM cars, which didn’t bother me that much, but I want to get into modifying HW cars, so then I could compete on Youtube Channels that host diecast racing. I believe that what I got is a good place to start.
1:24 Scale Le Mans car: Also, sadly, it wasn’t JDM, it was a Ford GT, a legitimate race car. This is a nice place to start for building scale models, but if it was a little more of my style, like an R35 GT-R or Mazda 787B, I’d be more into it. But it’s nice to receive access to something I couldn’t do before.
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