As the saying goes, “Old habits die hard”; watching this video by XCar about a grown man and his passion for noisy Hondas made me remember the times I snuck out and street raced. Though I’m turning 30 this year, I sometimes have that urge to attack corners with lines, stage on a traffic light and weave traffic when running late; can’t deny I still have an inner ricer. I don’t condone the reckless driving behavior and it’s definitely something I outgrew. Yes, my first car was a Honda Civic and modifications were funded by saving lunch money and working part-time at the food joint. Life was simple, all I did was hung-out with friends and worked on cars. My wife still doesn’t believe me that I never had a serious girlfriend till I was 20, because my car was my girlfriend. I spent money on car parts than flowers and movies. As Initial D calls it, “lonely driver”; I wasn’t really lonely, I was contented. Looking back, I can say those were the fun days that I would cherish forever.
Someday, I would like to find me another Honda (preferably a 91′ Civic Si Hatchback) just to reminisce and mess with or when I feel like taking a “lonely driver” cruise at night. There’s definitely something about a classic, squash smelling Momo Monte Carlo, RS-R muffler, 1.5 inch lowered, Mugen RNR wrapped in Azenis RT-615, FF Honda Civic hatch that always puts a smile on my face.
PS: Wish they showed more of the older “Kanjo style” Civics they had than the “flush” EK.