… the ‘Max Power’ stage | sonzay CAR_tography

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8230; the #8216;Max Power#8217;

At some point a lot of male will go through what I now the #8216;Max Power#8217; stage. A in which many young think the way to attract girls and get kudos is to spend loads of, limited, money on having a car in which to hang out. girls will clearly any influence of such a crass but my anecdotal evidence suggest even to this day.

I like to say I didn#8217;t succumb to the of large chrome wheels, exhausts on slow cars and kits designed without any for performance, but sadly, that be a lie. And while young now going through the Max Power are spoiled with a selection of cheap high power drive, 4WD or great handling drive cars available days (think 180sx, type-R s etc), which have been the stuff of for me and my Gran Turismo on Playstation 1 my main Max Power blank was a 1977 Chrysler Lancer (or Arrow in the U.S.)

After I … my first car Everyone starts somewhere#8230; ), i have a clear picture what I would like to onto next. With than $2,000 to spend, more desirable options at the think Datsun 240Z, Ford Escort or Fiat 124 out of my price range and even my driving experiences were fairly formative at this I already knew that an 80s front wheel drive wouldn#8217;t cut it. Oversteer was where it was at and ever I was to own next would to be rear-wheel drive.

Flipping the trusty Trading Post, a 70s Mustang shaped Toyota would be pretty desirable, but probably just outside my range for one that would be owning, then further was an ad for a Chrysler Lancer. I recalled one in a car park a year or so earlier and a rally inspired interior inset tacho, speedo and 4 gauges to monitor all manner of

Now, part of the Max Power is being attracted to shiny or things in judging a cars so I must have concluded the Lancer could only so much instrumentation if it had considerable potential. This favorable and convincing myself that the was pretty close to a Mustang anyway pretty much the deal as the Lancer being my set of wheels.

On inspection, I remember seeing looked like a pretty and standard, sporty car. It was a model with chrome and round headlights, not as desirable as the model, but it seemed like a deal at $1,200. My method at the to test the worth of an engine was to rev the out it while stationary.

I can#8217;t now what I thought it was supposed to but fortunately the engine didn#8217;t up so apparently it passed (I think it rightly would#8217;ve been if it didn#8217;t pass also!).  It come with a Roadworthy but the man selling OFFERED to get a #8216;dodgy#8217; one and it to me for $80.  Apparently not registering wrong with being a dodgy RWC and having had bad experiences those loveless RWC inspectors in the $80 seemed like a bargain not to be put the microscope.

The early days of ownership of the proved to be good ones, the 1.6 75hp engine was enough to the leaf sprung, solid axle into satisfying of power oversteer and after I put period #8216;jellybean#8217; wheels and an cut sports exhaust on it, it had a certain retro rally car appeal it. Girls seemed to like it too was a desirable effect and so did a … of mine which was less so (to a hetero male you understand).

I lusted after an Escort, 131 or Alfa GTV, something desirable, but the trusty Lancer was a fill in. I did try to enhance my Max Power as well, spending what at the was for me an inordinate amount of money on a carpet (as you do), a high end and the previously mentioned sports which was so loud my friend#8217;s brother would announce my some minutes before I appear. To be fair, the exhaust did pretty good, the belting core techno probably so.

About half way through of the Lancer I came into a (but seemingly large to me at the amount of money and was able to a bit, by finally buying a 2 2 door Ford Escort. by thoughts of BDA powered rally of the 70s,

The dream, reality may

Mitsubishi Cordia

I paid $1,350 for a #8217;77 model, so it had the round headlights and prior had ditched the 1.6 in favor of a 2L The interior was clean and the cream paint was generally in pretty condition, plus it came rally style spotlights on the Obviously these features to my #8216;shiny things#8217; bias and my ability to register the need for of rust areas in one rear and that fact that the had no reverse.

Oh and the minor issue that, I was buying an unregistered car (wtf. I say as a year old now). Sadly (or complications led to an inability to get an RWC for it,  though I sold it for $1,850, a profit of $500 not accounting for my messing about.

Lesson learnt?

My bad experience with the led to a new affection for my Lancer which I owned. It had by this point me with nearly a year of service, never letting me and giving plenty of memorable experiences

My Max Power phase was to an end though, I think I grew up (a somewhere in there. I had gone to full-time study and the dodgy RWC when I bought the car had never so without any funds to fix up the numerous that would be easy for the evil RWC man, the car was left in the garden for the rego to run out. The continued faultlessly until the day it was off the road and a month or so after I selling it for $500, i was genuinely sad to see it go.

This also started a period of almost a year as I on study. My next car though was a BIG forward and moved me into the of turbo and fuel injection, my (first) 1985 Mitsubishi Turbo!

Max Power magazine in the UK but there were (and are) various clones as Hot 4s in Australia) around the globe. The mag is at teenage lads mostly who are to the suggestion that spending modifying your car will to success, happiness and a queue of clad fit girls who would to be seen with you. seems reasonable#8230;

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