Teacher Appreciation Week starts today, May 8, but these unsung heroes aren’t just found in the classroom. Many of us had a relative, friend, or internet resource who fed our curiosity about cars, automotive history, or wrenching. Or perhaps you’re one of the talented few who learned on your own, in which case you have yourself to thank. In any case, we though it would be a good time to honor those who got us started on the road to car enthusiasm.
Who taught you about cars?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What Japanese car would you drive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland?“.
The question we had in mind wasn’t just for your run-of-the-mill apocalypse, but a Mad Max-style car combat free-for-all. Like the scenario depicted in Twisted Metal’s trailer, Alan‘s already prepared with his Outback XT 5-speed. Lakdasa ‘s Mitsubishi L400 made a lot of practical sense. On the other hand, streetspirit pointed out that of a Z32 with T-tops also has its practical advantages.
Regardless, it’s probably no-surprise that Toyotas were by far the most popular choice. Just about every piece of Aichi steel you could think of was suggested: Jim Daniels‘ supercharged Tundra, Nigel ‘s Hilux, Fred Langille‘s FJ Company Land Cruiser, Mark F Newton-John‘s Mega Cruiser. Even less battle-ready ‘Yotas got mentioned. Taylor C.‘s Hiace and f31roger‘s Previa made a lot of sense.
Ultimately, it was Michael K.‘s choice of a Toyota of a completely different variety that nabbed the win:
I’d drive a Lexus SC400 – built like a tank, sporty enough to evade the bad guys, quiet enough to sneak up on them.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!