Believe it or not, there is such a thing as Sports Seat Day in Japan, and it was started by a company you’ve actually heard of. Bride established the anniversary for April 10 because 4 and 10 can be pronounced shi and to, which is a homonym for “seat” in Japanese. Personally, one of the worst road trips I’ve taken was one from Washington DC to Florida in a late-90s base-spec Mitsubishi Galant because the seats were so bad. They were devoid of cushioning and by hour 11 my butt was so sore I was wiggling around like a kid about to pee.
Which car has the best (or worst) seats?
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 hobbies?“.
It was fun getting to know our readers a bit better with last week’s question. Not surprisingly, many of you have car-related interests that extend beyond real cars. Land Ark, for example, shared an impressive showcase of JDM diecast cars. There are many ways to enjoy small scale cars as well, from collecting them like ra21benj‘s Hot Wheels and 1/18 scale models, to HE HE‘s diecast racing cars, to Scale-Master‘s detailed customs. The plastic model kit was another pastime with which to kill many hours, whether building them like Steve or accumulating them like Nigel. Randy Hone collects all sorts of automobilia, and Fred Langille is doing something all car enthusiasts should be grateful for, putting on car shows for his community.
It makes sense that other wheeled transportation such as biking, as suggested by Ian G., ra21benj, and Steve, is a popular activity among car enthusiasts. Sports is another one as put forth by Ian and Fred.
We also enjoyed reading about hobbies that had nothing to do with cars, like Jackson DK2M Blue Bengal‘s electric guitar collection, ra21benj‘s freshwater aquariums, and Jonathan P.‘s collection treasury of Lego, antique firearms, and Sunday comics. We were also pleasantly surprised to find out that Fred is authoring his own graphic novel.
All of these are great, and hopefully we feel tighter as a community by learning about the pursuits we share. The winner this week is Jono, who gave us a chuckle with a joke we’ve all heard from the tuner days applied to his hobby:
Snowboarding. I deck my snowboard out with car stickers for an extra 10hp down the slopes.
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