February 6, 2023

Letter from the Editor: September

Have you ever gotten an itch you can’t scratch? The one that is in that hard to reach spot on your back and it’ll just eat at you until you scratch it? Yeah, we all know that feeling, it’s called the Project Car itch. There have been many times that I have had this itch and I’ve had varying results trying to scratch it. One time it was a 1983 Accord. Another was a 1987 Chevy Blazer. Then there was my 02 Civic Si. And my biggest project so far that is still a work-in-progress is my 01 S2000.
Recently, I got rid of my 425HP daily driver for a 142HP daily driver. There are plenty of reasons for me doing this, but now that I’ve done so, I can feel the itch, it’s coming on strong. It puts crazy ideas in my head. “It’s been a while since I put a turbo on anything” is one train of thought. “Wonder what this car would be like on a road course” is another. No matter what the train of thought, it’s a sickness that turns a perfectly good and reliable mode of daily transportation into a headache that aspirin can’t relieve and a cut that a bandage won’t heal. But man is it satisfying when it’s done…if it gets done. It’s the price you pay for wanting something unique or competitive or just loud.
Think about what sucked you in, was it a Cold Air Intake, a Muffler, or a clean bodykit. What created your latest itch? Personally, what got me going on this latest itch is the fact that I see the exact same car every day and I can’t stand that. I want my car to be different, even if it means putting on bright pink wheels. Don’t worry, I’m not going to put bright pink wheels on, but just something that says, “Hey, that’s Trent’s car”.

Let us know what causes your project car itch at mailbag[at]camautomag.com

Until Next Time…

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