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Loaded up mine on the trailer to take to mechanic, for a new stage 2 clutch and aluminum flywheel and a few other things, trailering it because it’s missing bad. Driving down highway and a kid probably about 12yrs old riding in a 100 series Landcruiser with his dad had his face pressed up against the passenger window as they blew by me in the passing lane. You could see the excitement in his face. And hoping since his dad has taste in cars too he told him what it was. Pic is from the night before after getting her strapped for the ride.



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Last month (July 2021) I entered the Supra in a car show for the first time since the summer before the pandemic. Anyways, on the way home, I stopped in a Sonic Drive-In for a refreshment after sitting on a hot parking lot all evening and the teenage car-hop asked "Is this one of those Back to the Future cars?" 🤭

On a side note, and this just seems insanely unreal to me, but I got more compliments in my dirt cheap used Jaguar sedan than any car I've ever had. Ten years ago, I had back surgery and wanted an inexpensive luxury car to commute in temporarily while I healed up so I bought an XJ8 Sovereign (basically an 10 year old used car). I actually decided that I really really liked wafting about in it and wound up driving it daily for six more years (without issue I might add - it was a rock). The crazy thing is that grandma's sedan got compliments all the time from total strangers. I literally couldn't fill up with gas without someone at an adjacent pump saying "Nice car" or asking the year model or something. I've had the Supra for decades and it didn't get that kind of attention until it was over 25 years old. I like to attribute the attention to Jaguar's retro styling. However, it might be just that an old man in a British saloon seems more approachable than a young punk in a Japanese sports car. ;)
 
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I can't get out without 👍 about everywhere.
Just today got at least 4, including one that deliberately hit the brake to give me one, as I was entering the highway.
 
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Got a verbal thumbs up at the Chevron station. "A F**c*ing SUPRA! Beautiful". (Not really-it's very dirty and a daily driver). Rain for the next 6 days- I may wash it and let the rain rinse it off. No, I won't.
My leaf blower has been doing double duty as it was intended and as a car DRYING tool. It comes out perfect!

Also time to put my rodent deterrent down by my master cylinder. Gee, it really smells of peppermint.
🐭 I leave my hood open for 1/2 hour to let the heat escape. If I had a real garage, I would leave the hood OPEN.;)
 
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My leaf blower has been doing double duty as it was intended and as a car DRYING tool. It comes out perfect!
I still use a chamois, but I aslo use a battery powered leaf blower to blow water out of the nooks and crannies after a wash so it doesn't dribble out later and make spots (or worse, stay wet for a long time and cause rust). Also, I blow-dry my wheels. Works great.
 

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Since mine is pretty much an AutoX only car it doesn't see the streets much. When it does it typically gets a confused look because the locals pretty much know Ford's only. However, at AutoX events I am constantly being told that my car is their favorite at the event along with at least one person telling me about theirs they owned a long time ago.
 
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