Poll: 2013 Automotive Resolutions

As we kick off 2013, I thought it would be fitting to do as we did last year and begin with a poll and discussion about our automotive resolutions for the new year. Surely everyone must have some sort of car-related goal for 2013. Is it buying a new car? Finishing a project? Attending a certain event for the first time? Hitting the track? Something else? Let’s discuss.

As for me. Well, that old hulk of a Toyota sitting down in my garage needs a lot of attention and I’m also looking forward to doing some cool upgrades on my daily driver over the course of the year – among many other Speedhunting goals.

How about you guys?


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Jake d
Jake d

Well I'm only 12 but I have a 4age I'm working on, does that count as a project?

yanesnyawai
yanesnyawai

Can't get a car for now. Guess it's just more events and photos for me. :)

Golightly
Golightly

Going to be purchasing an 80s Civic when I get my tax refund. I want a hatch, but there's an 87 sedan I've been eyeing for a few weeks, which may end up at the shop if it's still available.

Dimitri A
Dimitri A

my overall goal includes several of the options.  get my VQ35 s14 running, take it to several track days, and buy a tow car for it.

Bathsalt Barry
Bathsalt Barry

Buy a new car so I can start a new project, that when finished, I can take to big events and have more track days. Which then leads to shooting more photos of it. Lol

Kuuya
Kuuya

I want to get my Be-1 onto the road...

JohnehGTiR
JohnehGTiR

Attempt to get my pulsar back on the road after the project being in progress for 5 years now, its about time I got to drive it. I won't say get the car finished, as I don't think I'll ever actually finish it off, there will always be something new to do (SR20VE head swap for example).

 

Progress here: http://rnn14.co.uk

Jason Hardy
Jason Hardy

More track days, my car will never be "finished" its an endless development of making the car go, stop and turn as well as possible

trix
trix

finish a project so i can finally have my first track day!

greenroadster
greenroadster

I want to respray a new paint on my Soarer, put a proper rollcage in and weld the diff. Also, a nice garage for the new year would be nice...

bakayaru
bakayaru

Get the Rx7 running right, spot-welded, caged and tracked.

cooki_monsta
cooki_monsta

Commit to a clutch upgrade and a set of coilovers

Lowie_64
Lowie_64

Get my 92 Legacy Sport Sedan project on the go.

Davide Prata
Davide Prata

Finish working on my '87 Nissan Sunny Coupe GTI (known as Nissan Sentra Sport Coupe in the US). First, I need to remove some rust, change some suspension parts and upgrade the brakes. Then, I'll add a sporty seat and maybe get some new wheels, I'd really like to get some vintage JDM wheels, but getting them registered for my car here in Switzerland will be very hard and expensive I guess.... 

iamnotemonster
iamnotemonster

I just want to get out and drive more. I don't mean for work, I mean just drive for the sake of driving. Trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway, late night blasts through the mountains, even just road trips for no reason at all.

BlackJacket
BlackJacket

it going to be a responsible money year, so i guess shoot more photos it is 

CrisCiunganu
CrisCiunganu

I've got my road test in March, so I can get my N(novice) license :) In British Columbia, Canada, you get your 'L' (learner, its only a computer test) when you're 16 and there are quite a few restrictions on it. You have that for a year, and then you have to take a road test for your N, which has less restrictions and is a progression towards the full license. After you have the N for two years, you can take another road test for your full license. It's quite shitty, but it is what it is. I hope I'll pass, and no reason I shouldn't :D

animefox
animefox

Buy my first car, a gen 3 prelude = surprisingly cheap on insurance

Will66
Will66

Build my Time Attack car!

mastodonrider
mastodonrider

Gonna put some love into my CBR before I drive it across the U.S. this summer.  

777
777

drift a car of my own and not just a friends, buy an ae86

K's
K's

Need to chuck the new engine in the jzx + finish my verrossa project

and

need to get my license back only 9 more months left on my suspension..... lol 

 

wongafet
wongafet

I'd like to import a S15 as this is the first year of eligibility

winstonbinauhan
winstonbinauhan

I plan to finish my tuning project for my  Toyota Corona 78 :) 

 

TheRobotCow
TheRobotCow

I plan on pulling the motor out of my ae86 and get it rebuilt so it can be back n the road!!!!

William Hennessy
William Hennessy

Im actually hoping to all of that .only could vote for one thing.. this year we're launching our Team assult in the Irish Drifting Championship, change of blog name .. hoping to finish my 180sx (just more power and suspension) and selling my ek civic road car and buying another SIR or ek9 road car..... including attending events aswel as some BDC events for some spectatiing fun!. and launching a Clothiing line aswel. Going to be a busy year ahead :D

Brume_S
Brume_S

Normaly, in July i try a BMW M3 GTR and a 911 Gt3 in race spec :-) @ Nurburgring (F1 track) ... My first track experience (And i hope i will buy a new Motor bike and a new car :D)

BiTurbo from oppo
BiTurbo from oppo

I'm going to finish my Triumph Spitfire 6 project. I've only had it a couple of months, but it's coming along nicely. I'm nearly done on the welding, then I'll strip down the chassis and re-rust proof it. Then I need to rebuild the 2.5PI Triumph inline 6 I have. Then a full respray, lots of go-fast bits and I'm away.

 

Progress album here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81749070@N07/sets/72157632321362411/

TheExoDozzMRT
TheExoDozzMRT

Do my first track day and even if I drive (I'm french and I do "conduite accompagnée", I don't know any translation) when I will 18, pass my test.

 

JoeWhaler
JoeWhaler

1.Pass my test (I'll be 17 in Feb)  2. Drive to every event I can... should be a good year

Amin_nfs
Amin_nfs

I need to get better on driving, I will practice even on public roads, as much as I can, the difference between today and next year has to be obvious.

DougJohnson
DougJohnson

Already went to my first new meet, Cars and Coffee in Irvine. Amazing! Got some sweet pics too

Dadog
Dadog

Not post so many homma cars

Marcel Robertson
Marcel Robertson

Finally buy my Honda cr-z and begin on the countless parts list i have for it

Difinity
Difinity

Collect my new car (Skoda Fabia Combi vRS - is a six month waiting list here), sell the Saab 9-3. Enjoy the stories ...

Jochem
Jochem

I'm trying to go to a 24h race, Le Mans,Spa or Nürburgring. And next year buy a new car, a Impreza WRX if possible. Now money is a small problem...

LouisYio
LouisYio

As an aspiring photographer, I obviously voted to take more pictures, which also means that I want to also attend a big event (F1/N24). But the enthusiast side of me wants to get a new car because I was unlucky in saving my previous car (insert sad face here). Then there are other, non-speedhunting, goals that I'd also like to achieve suck as becoming dictator of the universe and what not.

 

Lots of goals, yet so little time to complete them.

Joel
Joel

Buy a new car: I wouldn't mind to buy a new car, but that's not really a prpiority.

Finish a project: it's not really a project but i hope i can get some more juice of my stock STI..

Attend a big event: Not really into big events, but any car related event will get me interested in.

More track days: Actually i've never been into any track day, so i guess that wanting to go on a track day is not a bad goal to start the new year..

Shoot more photos: Defenetly! As an Autmotive/photography enthusiast i really want to shoot more photos!

Other: Buy a convertible, rear wheel drive, second car to start drifting arround and chill next summer.. (It woldn't be bad if that car was a s2000... ;D )

 

Have fun you all!

BenjaminSaucier
BenjaminSaucier

My project will pretty much never be finished, but I do plan to attend a full season of autocross and get some track days in. I want that trophy ;)

Martijn M
Martijn M

Finish a project: Projects are never finished... Will do some work on my 106 Rallye.

Attend a big event: Nürburgring 24h is definately on this list.

More track days: Just what it says...

Shoot more photos: If this is possible... Take to much already.

Other: HAVE FUN!

Smithy
Smithy

Pass my motorbike test this month and get my first bike (1989 Honda CBR400RR NC23).

That's it, resolution done in month 1, then 11 months of doing nothing :)

Corey K
Corey K

I have a lot of resolutions for this year:

1: Buy a Subaru BRZ

2: Go to less shows and go to more races, either spectating or participating

3: Sort out my current project cars - 1987 Toyota MR2 and 1991 BMW 318is

4: Get a #featurethis spot with my MR2

4: Sell at least 150 cars (I'm a Subaru sales rep)

TomHoward
TomHoward

This year I bought a dSLR camera. Going to UK Time Attack Championship, hopefully three rounds, and anything else thats around! Got a boring car myself but hoping a friend will get one or two of his projects on the road this year!

hanablemoore
hanablemoore

i want to get my drivers licence back.lol. ive been driving on suspended licence since The Bush Jr. administration.Also Im focused on my coach building  and Quarter scale R.C. company. 

777
777

and get to WTAC '13 as i made it to the others but missed '12

CrisCiunganu
CrisCiunganu

 @K's What did you do to get suspended? LOL, that sucks though, dude.

TheRobotCow
TheRobotCow

If my new job goes well I would love to pick up a Scion Frs ;)

RodChong
RodChong moderator

@hanablemoore what kind of RC cars do you build?

K's
K's

 @CrisCiunganu  @K's reckless driving and endangerment for speeding and street drifting


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