So far, I’ve been pretty good at hiding any emotion of regret from selling my RX-7. Well, I think I may be going through withdrawals and I can’t hide it anymore…
My cursed pattern has been to work and build on something, and then sell it. I should have kept the RX-7. I should have kept the Miata. I should have kept the CBR. In a Utopian world, I would have unlimited funds and storage space. Unfortunately, this is not the case, which is why I have been forced to sell and sell. I just don’t have the capacity to hold onto something that is deemed unnecessary or superfluous. Maybe this stems from my inherently minimalistic nature.
Whatever it is, I need to break the chain. I need to STICK with one thing. Although my past projects and endeavors have lost me substantial amounts of money, they at least gained me one invaluable essential – experience.
I know I go through ups and downs. Right now I’m in an old-man stage. I think modifying a car is pointless and that European cars are superior. While adult in mindset, I am starting to feel that being wise and making the “right” choice isn’t always the funnest path. I’m getting old fast, but I will have plenty of time to be “old” later.
I stopped riding and don’t have a bike anymore, so what hobby or toy do I really have now? I have the Mini, but that’s more of a collectible for me more than anything. If I really want to drive a car, I’m still a man that likes precision… and big 6-pot brakes. And then I have the Fiat (*facepalm*). How low I have stooped. What am I going to do now… fuck it, might as well try fishing or something.
Or I can go back to my dirty roots. Which is what my instincts have been yearning for lately. I’m talking about being a ricer again. I have no shame in it, because I am simply not high-strung enough to drive around in a fancy luxury car. I have very particular tastes and I like working on projects. Although wrenching is very taxing and difficult at times, I ultimately see it as a challenging puzzle.
I can lose my motivation for cars and I can publicly discard all the work I’ve done to them, but one fact is certain – I will never be able to kick the habit. Might as well embrace it…
Check out Ken from Shine Auto Project‘s RX-7, with a recent addition of Desmond Marquis Promadas (Macdaddy Regamasters) on A048’s.
Looking at that car gives me bad thoughts. I’ve been tossing around the idea of starting a strictly track drift car, a la a 240SX Coupe with a TRA Kyoto 6666 kit… but if my lesson from Motorcycles has taught me anything, it’s that a track-only vehicle will not be used frequently. I doubt I’d be able to go to the track that often. Plus, Mr. Freshlove expertly noted that a grip car is more useful and adaptable than a drift-only car.
With that said, I think a “cool” street car would be my best bet. The KEY here is to get a car that I can drive routinely. The less I am able to use something… the more likely I’ll sell it.
I’m just thinking aloud here. I have no idea what is going to happen or what direction I’ll take. Who knows, I may just take up fishing and forget all this car nonsense.