Toyota Celica Supra Forum banner

121 - 131 of 131 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
514 Posts
Again, I don't care who did or said what, or why. I expect a concrete update soon, or a return of my deposits. I don't think I am asking for anything unreasonable.
did you not read the previous posts on updates? what is concrete and what is soon by your standards? "I expect" please be clear with your demands and expectations,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,626 Posts
I had a good conversation with Billy and have no reason to doubt his ability to complete this. Let's keep things professional, people.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,230 Posts
Wow, I came back to this post after a month to see how it was going and Everything went haywire. Sad to see everyone fighting, especially a lot of my fellow OGs. We should remember a few things. We are ambassadors for our comm unity and if we act like jackasses we scare people away. Also building anything for these cars take forever and we should adjust our customer service expectations. Not taking any sides. Good luck with the group buy. For those of us that missed out/ not good timing will there be possible runs in the future?
 
  • Like
Reactions: AJ

·
Founding Member
Joined
·
6,501 Posts
Also building anything for these cars take forever and we should adjust our customer service expectations.
Seriously. I've been in this Supra game, gotten in on nearly every group buy we've had, going back WOW, 28 years now to the SOGI email list. Talk about OGs. I sent in my money knowing full well that this was going to take MONTHS. These group buys usually do, especially when its somebody making parts by hand in their spare time for no other reason than to help out the community. I wasn't even thinking about this yet but saw it come up in the new posts.

I would beseech everyone to have patience. I learned the hard way nearly 20 years ago NOT to set artificial deadlines for my car hobby. I was working furiously on a 7mgte swap with a goal to get it done in time for the meet in Vegas. I figured I needed to get it on the road about three weeks ahead of the event to be able to work out any bugs and after a lot of late nights I made it. But then when everything was perfect, with two weeks to go, the cylinder head cracked. I was devastated. There was no way I was going to be able to find another cylinder head, get it machined, back in the car and de-bug before the 1,200 mile trip.

I moped around for that week and finally bought a last minute airline ticket and flew to Vegas anyway. Wound up being the most fun Vegas ever. Several other members flew in as well and so without having to fuss over our own cars for the whole time, we were free to do anything we wanted. While those with their cars spit and polished and made emergency repairs between events (I'd been in that situation the previous year), we gambled, saw shows and toured all the other casinos. I realized it wasn't the end of days, there will always be another race, another car show, another event. From then on, I've NEVER set a date for any car project to be finished. Remember that setting artificial deadlines is what your BOSS at work does and it only makes you miserable. Don't turn your hobby into a JOB.
 

·
Registered
'84 Dark Blue Converted to 5 Spd... '85 ..gradually acquiring parts to Turbo ... have 82 Engine
Joined
·
1,433 Posts
AMEN to that Brother... I couldn't have said it better myself... A Hobby shouldn't be another Job... it should only be something one ENJOYS ....PERIOD ...(with a few Hiccups along the way... LOL )

Cheers,
 
  • Like
Reactions: drftsupramk2

·
Registered
Joined
·
514 Posts
Seriously. I've been in this Supra game, gotten in on nearly every group buy we've had, going back WOW, 28 years now to the SOGI email list. Talk about OGs. I sent in my money knowing full well that this was going to take MONTHS. These group buys usually do, especially when its somebody making parts by hand in their spare time for no other reason than to help out the community. I wasn't even thinking about this yet but saw it come up in the new posts.

I would beseech everyone to have patience. I learned the hard way nearly 20 years ago NOT to set artificial deadlines for my car hobby. I was working furiously on a 7mgte swap with a goal to get it done in time for the meet in Vegas. I figured I needed to get it on the road about three weeks ahead of the event to be able to work out any bugs and after a lot of late nights I made it. But then when everything was perfect, with two weeks to go, the cylinder head cracked. I was devastated. There was no way I was going to be able to find another cylinder head, get it machined, back in the car and de-bug before the 1,200 mile trip.

I moped around for that week and finally bought a last minute airline ticket and flew to Vegas anyway. Wound up being the most fun Vegas ever. Several other members flew in as well and so without having to fuss over our own cars for the whole time, we were free to do anything we wanted. While those with their cars spit and polished and made emergency repairs between events (I'd been in that situation the previous year), we gambled, saw shows and toured all the other casinos. I realized it wasn't the end of days, there will always be another race, another car show, another event. From then on, I've NEVER set a date for any car project to be finished. Remember that setting artificial deadlines is what your BOSS at work does and it only makes you miserable. Don't turn your hobby into a JOB.
Pure knowledge here from a OG, Thnx for piping in my friend :) :) i am happy that some ppl understand things and realize what is involved,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
If there are any openings on the list, I'd love to throw my hat in! I did the form a few weeks ago, but that's all I've seen so far. Anything else I need to do?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,078 Posts
Billy did refund my deposit but I'm still in to pay if these get made.

Pdupler, I have no problem waiting. I merely asked for a simple update.
 
121 - 131 of 131 Posts
Top