This round still use the Kee engine.
It’s year 2022. In some South East Asia country.
How did I get into this mess?
It’s been 8 years since this country has become Authoritarian, I didn’t expected then that it would become more and more Totalitarian by day. Why the hell did people think it was a good idea to believe that this manipulative and soulless bastard of a government will actually help the people? Anyhow…
I can’t help it… How could I decline to help you? It’s not because of the feeling I have for you 12 years ago. But this thing that’s been going on, it’s fucked up. Trying to silence the media by stopping the signal is one thing. But shooting the messenger? That’s beyond believe. You got to spread the message.
I don’t know if the cop have actually marked my Mitsushita Polly now or if they hadn’t. I’m sure as hell won’t take chances. It’s not like this is my only car. I think it’s time to bring out my old man’s car to do this trip that will take her outside the country safely and discreetly.
It’s good to see you again though. You were just a plucky student activist, trying to change the world. Now you’re the enemy of the state because you dig a little bit too deep… How did that happen?
You ran into me a few weeks ago… All the suppressed memories. I nearly forgot why I loved you so much. And damn the past 10 years have not changed you a single bit!
It’s funny, isn’t it? Sentimentality. I still have my dad’s car. Most people would’ve binned that thing long before, especially with the government bringing about regulations that makes old car usage in the city damn nearly impossible. But it’s still there. It makes no sense that I would keep it, but I still do.
I still remember vividly the day dad bought that thing from the dealership. He spent weeks looking at all the different sedans he could’ve bought, and he decided to buy that thing. It could only be THAT CAR.
Dad was nearly at his retirement, he never spent a lot of money beforehand. But it was his reward, his love. It’s the last car he ever needed in his life. And it was the last car he ever drove in his life… How long it’s been since dad passed away? 5 years?
Dad stopped driving around the time I started driving, it was around the time I met you the first time. Of course I remember that day. It was a rainy day, and you were wondering how you’ll get home… I drove that thing a long way telling you that my house was in the same direction. Of course it wasn’t. But that’s not the point was it?
After graduation, I got a job. I had money to buy something else. But I didn’t. I keep driving that car, I drive it everywhere. And despite all the emission regulation, punitive taxation, rising oil prices and policies that’s been made clear to support the motor industry at the cost of old machines such as it is. I presevered.
How could I stand to lose the memories? Everytime I sit in the driver’s seat. All the good times I’ve ever had come back to me. My dad taking me to places, me taking the test in it, all the roadtrips I ever did, all the commute that I’ve ever done. All the good and bad people who’ve ever come and sit where you’re sitting now…
Even if people starts to change, and we all have to lose someone we dearly love so much some day, that’s natural for this world. However, we can keep the cars, cars that bring the memories we had with those people back…
And even though you will be gone by the morning… I’ll still remember you sitting here, taking on the journey that they forced you to do… The journey that’s going to change this country for the better.
- Year: 1995
- 4 Door Sedan/5 Door Liftback Only.
- Maximum Engine Displacement: N/A 3.5-litre/ Turbo 2.5-litre.
- Fuel: Unleaded 91 or 95 only.
- Catalytic Converter required.
- No Limit on Price
- No limit on PU/ET
- Must post an advert (just the car full name is required).
- Looks is very important. I’m not looking for beauties as much as tasteful.
- The buyer in 1995 was 55 years old. And it will be reflected that it was so.
- I will choose the car based on the perspective of the buyer, as well as the hindsight. The story does dictate that the car must be able to last well enough to survive 2 decades of motoring. Not only through reliability, but also to the passion of it’s owner.
- Don’t make the car too big, or too small. I’d suggest anything with length between 4-metres and 5-metres is okay. But I wouldn’t rule out the car that goes above (but will likely not go below).
- I do not have specific type of build in mind. This means the option is indeed quite varied. You can make a relatively fast, sporty little premium compact, or a small engine battle tank that last a billion years.
- If you have not caught on reading the story above. The main criteria I’m looking for this round is an 80’s or 90’s icon. It should be something that people want to cherish, but not too special that it won’t ever get use.
- Is there any car to aim for? Why yes there is! Alfa Romeo 155, Audi 80, Audi 100, Audi A6, BMW E36, BMW E34, BMW E32, Citroen Xantia, Citroen XM, Fiat Croma, Fiat Tempra, Ford Mondeo, Ford Sierra, Ford Granada, Ford Scorpio, Honda Accord, Honda Legend, Hyundai Sonata, Jaguar XJ X300, Lancia Dedra, Lancia Thema, Lexus ES, Lexus LS, Mazda 626, Mazda 929, Mitsubishi Galant, Mitsubishi Diamante, Nissan Gloria, Nissan Cedrid, Nissan Cefiro, Nissan Skyline, Nissan Bluebird, Peugeot 405, Peugeot 605, Renault R21, Renault 25, Renault Laguna, Renault Safrane, Rover 620, Rover 820, Saab 900, Saab 9000, Seat Toledo, Subaru Impreza WRX, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Carina II, Toyota Chaser, Toyota Mark II, Toyota Crown, VW Passat, Volvo 940, Volvo 960, and Volvo 850. All of these cars can be a viable goal to meet.
- If it’s not in the rule, it’s not required.
- This again is a highly subjective round. And a highly realistic one as well. Be sensible, be VERY sensible.
- Stats are important, but not THAT important. As I said, this is a very subjective round. Do not go for absolute number.
Deadline for entries is 18th December @ 17:00 GMT.