Monday Musings

Yet another photo of an AMC Javelin, this one a 1969 model. I took this picture yesterday at a local Cars & Coffee gathering. A photo from the rear actually looks a little better, but I didn’t want to show this car’s license plate. It wasn’t profane, but who knows who’s reading this. I really think this car is among the best looking American cars ever although I prefer the 1968 since that year doesn’t have the hood scoops.

Even if many of the cars were “excessively” customized for me, I was heartened by the large turnout and by the age of many of the people in attendance. I have never been to such a gathering and seen so many people in their 20s and 30s. I also don’t think I’ve ever seen so many Japanese cars in one place other than at an event dedicated to Japanese cars. Here’s one that always catches my eye:

Of course, that’s a Nissan GT-R, which has already been the subject of a post here. (https://disaffectedmusings.com/2018/03/27/godzilla/) I am quite curious as to what Nissan will do to “replace” this car. They can’t produce it forever in its current form. Perish the thought that cars like this go away; it’s bad enough that sedans are facing extinction under the onslaught of SUVs and pickup trucks.

My wonderful wife and I attended two Cars & Coffee events this weekend; in the one from which the pictures are shown here we were accompanied by her parents. One should never wish time away, but I am looking forward to my wonderful wife and I reaching the age where we can tap into our retirement money without penalty.

Godzilla!

From Nissan’s website a picture of the very formidable GT-R. This is one of the few cars where the drivetrain excites me more than the looks. I think it’s an attractive car, but the AWD and the powerful twin-turbo V6 pushing out 565 HP and 467 LB-FT of torque are very appealing. I know a couple who race their Porsches and are very dismissive of anything that isn’t a Porsche. They call the GT-R a “numbers car” meaning, I think, that it doesn’t have the right sound or something. Sorry, everyone is entitled to their opinion and my opinion is that the GT-R is a hell of a car.

Yes, I believe that this is not the first car to which the “Godzilla” nickname was applied. Still, I think the moniker fits. The GT-R is getting a little long in the tooth (as is the 370Z) and some of us are very curious to see how or if Nissan will replace the car. Enjoy it while it’s here.