This week Japan will celebrate Health and Sports Day, a holiday that promotes athletics and active lifestyles. Normally it’s held in October, commemorating the opening of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. This year, it’s been moved to July to mark the last year’s pandemic-postponed Olympics. Unfortunately auto racing has not been recognized as an official Olympic sport, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate it in all its forms. From illicit touge battles to Formula 1, diecast tournaments to Dakar trucks, there are plenty of different ways to experience the skill and speed it takes to wield a motor vehicle.
What’s your favorite form of motorsport?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What are your best tips for managing your JNC life?”
Realistically speaking, the best advice this week came from readers like Tofu Delivery, who cautioned us to keep the number of actual cars to a minimum. Or even better, Ellis‘ sage advice to just be content with what you have.
We asked how to simplify your life, but most of the responses ended up beseeching us to hoard more stuff. Howard D had the foresight to scour Mitsubishi dealerships for Starion parts back when they were still available. F31Roger does the same with Infiniti parts from junkyards. If you must hoard, and space is limited, though, this week’s winner J had probably the soundest input, limiting the parts hoarding to certain types of items that can’t be easily mended:
“The JNC life is not an easy one. It starts with one old, temperamental…”
Damn Ben, you scared me for a second, I started wondering how you knew me.
I’ve been celebrating these cars since 1970 and seeing my first 240z. Bought my first RX7 in 1981. All have had their quirks but you’re right, like me things do tend to get worse with age.
Still, I was just thinking that things were actually improving as the values of these cars have increased and they take their rightful place as “classics”. I can remember being refused entry to ‘show n shines’ because my FD was an “Import” yet when looking at the lot I’d see plenty of BMW’s, Volkswagens and MG’s. Thankfully those days have passed.
As for tips…if absolutely necessary mechanicals can be rebuilt, not so for modules, CPU’s, relays and other electrical bits. Also true to a lesser extent on interior pieces. At least that’s been my experience. So when hoarding that tends to be my focus.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!