25 January 2012

Keep on keeping on..

First off, I'd like to apologise for the lack of posts over the last few weeks. It's inevitable that at some times in the year life takes over and cars take a back seat (albeit a very large back seat still!)

The Corolla scene in the UK tends to slow down a fair bit in winter, with most people keeping their cars under the covers, in garages or on the drive until spring rolls round. Or is this really the case? Behind the scenes the cars are still being tinkered on, ready to be released on the the salt free spring roads.

In such a small scene like ours you mostly get to know the cars first, by seeing photos of them at events, on forum build threads or photos circulating the internet.

I don't know about you, but I get as much satisfaction out of seeing another owners project reach a milestone as I do when I accomplish a task on my own car. Not only because I know how frustrating Corolla ownership can be at times (more often than you think!) but also because there are so few Corollas left on the road that it makes me really happy to see a car brought back to life to fight another day.

So this winter, next time you read an update an owner has posted, leave them a message of encouragement, share a photo of their car or give some words of encouragement. Not to give the owner an inflated ego, but that bit of appreciation pushes you and makes those cold winter nights lying on your back under the car that little bit easier.

Keep at it Brothers (and sisters!)