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- Feb 25, 2019
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Japan did hit while the iron was hot in 80s. They vastly improved their quality control. And produced winners. Almost single handedly started the "Tuner" era. Of course us muscle car era frown on those builds. As the Hotrod crowd frowned on Muscle cars a generation before. I believe it's EV turn? They are even less cool. But have some impressive performance and efficiency technologies.Thing was when I got the Rx7 it was ugly as hell. I was going to paint it that GEO storm green. But the guy who painted it ran out. But he had a half gallon of Ford motor blue. We painted it ford engine blue. Everyone knew who I was and what that car was capable of. I ended up blowing out the rear end smoking 30 feet of 2nd gear posi. I priced a rear end and at the time I didn't have the money. So I sold the car.
But I ended up buying 8 more after that. Most were parts cars. Only ever had 3 running and driving. But none were as fast as what I call the Smurf mobile.