Originally Posted by Thrift Vader
I''ll have you know something @ramuman. I didn't go to high school. I got me a job. (On a production line) And paid my own bills. I have been "Blue collar" since you were still getting dropped off at school in your new kicks. We are the same age. You feel me? I am cotdamn proud of how hard i have worked to get where i am.
Now? I am respected as a Mechanic, a Painter, and a custom fabricator. I have either worked with, for, or hang out with Japan's most elite tuners. Who build cars you see on top gear, youtube, and at car shows.
I personally have wrenched on everything from racecars (asia pacific rally) to Rolls Royces. Worked with the guys who built the "JUN Auto" prelude, and "hyper lemon" R33. Had coffee and regular chats/car talk With Japan's fastest drag car builder(hks dealer). With friends from other major shops.
If you want to call my education and engineering knowledge into question?
You have kicked a rock at Japan's newest underground street car builder.
And i make as much as a medical proffessional. Trying to lock down a buy on the biggest house i have ever set foot in.
-earned blue collar.So you are buddies with musk? The way you sell it, i'd expect to see a semi stock Tesla at Lemans.
If you want real car guys to take notice? Winning at least one race is a start. Mini's had to do it. And they changed the game. Musk wants to change the game? Some wins help.
Nissan is at least backing their tech. Even if Lemans was a fail. They see an electric future. Toyota has a huge market share with their hybrids. And are working on a Hydrogen infrustructure around Tokyo. Long way off. But they are behind Hydrogen. And i am too.
Until then? The most environmentally responsible thing any of us can do is?
Rescue an old car. Restomod it to run on ethanol.
-Or used cooking oil.
We stand on opposite sides of the table. - i won't ever block you. It takes more than one opinion to have a discussion. But don't take me for a fool.
Because right now i am on an "all expenses paid" vacay at Mitsubishi heavy industries. So ask yourself, how does a whiteboy with no degree, who can't read or write Japanese. find themselves in a room with engineers from across Japan, being taught 1 to 1 by MHI's head engineers? ?
I earned it. And i am a fucking prodigy.
Straight walk. No money, no papers, no tests. This is mine. And silver spooners can't take it from me. Or taint it.
You want me to restomod a JDM hero? Make an appointment.