Well iv been waiting a while (it also been a while since i last posted here) but i just did my sunday checks and i noticed a new Mighty Car Mods upload, so of course i have had to watch it.
Now i am a lover of cars, i am also a very big fan of Japan (Japanese cars, jdm etc. the car that got me interested in cars is of course the Nissan Skyline GTR34 hence my love for the above).
Now just a quick brief of what the MCM upload was about, they made an hour long film in which they went to Japan, purchased a car for like $300 and started work on modifications so that they could enter it into a drift day along with others (skylines, evo's, scooby's and various other cars). The car they chose (or the car that chose them for their budget) was a daihatsu mira. Not the most powerful car or the best looking but what got me was the fact that no-one cared! This wasnt a case of "look at my car its got everything it need to make it fast and look cool" it was a case of this is what i have and have put together for me to have some honest fun around a course with others who have the same mindset.
That is what i love about cars, yes i consider myself to have a nice car (Honda S2000) Moog will agree! Now although i consider myself to have a nice car it is by no means perfect, its needs some tlc here and there, it drinks alot of oil at the moment but i dont care! The car has done 166,000 miles and is still going strong and that is what i love! ive said on another page:-
"Something happens at around 6000rpm, headers drown out all sound, engine vibration travels at a hearts rate. your field of vision funnels into the scenery and suddenly your not on the road, your in it, your apart of it, the traffic, the trees the other users, are just cardboard cutouts blowing over as you pass them. no other feeling hits you like VTEC and there is no other car that gets you like the S2000.
Sometimes i forget the rush of that feeling, the rush of becoming one with the road, with the car, feeling the bumps, the gradient the smoothness of its finish. looking into its heart knowing the beast that lays within, knowing it can be tamed and that when you do, the feeling is a rush of adrenaline surging through you, but remembering that on occasion the beast bites back! "
That is what the Daihatsu Mira was all about, the fun and love of getting together with other like minded people and doing what you enjoy doing.
im going to put the MCM video up in a sec and would just like to add that i do not own the video or the rights or any of that legal mumbo jumbo, i am putting this up because it is an amazing and honest video showing two peoples love of cars and the honesty of what they enjoy.
I hope you enjoy like i did.
Thanks Marty, Thanks Moog. Keep it up.