My friends and I just got back from a drive to Mitsuwa, my favorite Japanese market in Torrance CA… While I was there, I began thinking about Japan and how much I miss being there, even though I was just there about four months ago.
This being said, I began looking through one of my hard drives, and spotted this photo of RE Amemiya's D1 Street Legal FD3S RX7. This car is a lot more "normal" than the Amemiya D1GP competition FD that's always in magazines and videos. D1 Street Legal cars have to pass sha-ken inspection, therefore, they need to be streetable.
Damn, don't you think it would be fun to drive an FD like this one on the street in your town? I know for a fact, I'd get into a lot of trouble with this car. I don't think I could control my urges to boost all over town if I had an FD like this. I absolutely love FDs – in fact, it was my dream car just out of high school, but I couldn't get my mom to help co-sign on the loan for me, so I ended up buying an AE86 instead. I think I'd be a way different person if I had an FD back then instead of an AE86!
Have you guys ever thought about how much the car you own affects your life? For me, I think I'd have a completely different set of friends if I had an FD when I graduated from high school. When I think about it, most of my every day friends that I've been hanging out with for the past 10 years are (or used to be) old school Toyota guys. Or photographers. Or import models. Or DJs, producers and recording artists. Isn't it crazy how little things (like the car you own or the friends you keep) shape your life in the long run? Pretty crazy when you think about it.
Anyway, RE Amemiya FTW.