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Shitbox Seance: The Gift and Curse of Loving Turds

A consideration of why we are the way we are (and some cars)

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The Second Rice Age: Cheap Gas, Empty Roads, Twelve Hundred Dollars, and You

The last major depression this country faced in 2008 basically killed the ricer fad, which had gained traction in the ’90s and was shot to the forefront of pop culture via 2001’s Fast and the Furious. Throughout the early to mid 00s cruising hangouts once once only graced by rumbling Camaros, Corvettes, and Mustangs were…

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With “The Most Reliable Car Ever Built”, Part Three: Downtime

Editor’s note: This Understeer series tells the story of CCF contributor Netgear57’s 25 Year Law-imported 1991 Toyota Celsior, from the shores of Japan to the side of the road in El Paso. Check out Part One and Part Two if you haven’t. TOP TEXT “No. No, this isn’t happening,” I tried to convince myself. The…

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Rice of Life: A Young Man’s Journey of Identity

I remember going to AutoZone on three separate occasions to look at washer fluid nozzle lights. Lots of things were brewing inside me, deep paradoxes and truths. Fantasy colliding with reality. My identity trying to claw itself away from my family of origin. My desire and temperance, form and function, all of these tensions and…

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Celsior Project: Adventures With “The Most Reliable Car Ever Built”, Part Two

TOP TEXT My previous post got a few questions regarding the cost breakdown of the importing process. Some of you wanted to know if importing a Toyota Celsior is more cost effective than buying a low mileage Lexus LS400 stateside, so I’ll try and keep a running total of what this endeavor has cost. Just…