Friday, March 26, 2010

Run for your life!

There is a recent (2010) amusing story about this subject. Funny and heartbreaking at the same time, depending on how one sees it.
The protagonist is a young lad under our watch (his mom works abroad) and is the subject of an unusual snapshot of life. A true story...
So here goes…
He was being taught how to drive their ‘green’ car on that day. It seems like one of those normal days for practice driving, as he has done this routine previously and even had attended formal driving school weeks back. But this is no ordinary day, and what was about to happen will change his life forever.
He seems a bit edgy that day, as observed by his two lady passengers. It was maybe due to an earlier scene in which passing-by school children were laughing at him while he seems so tensed practice driving. Another is that, a rusted VW Beetle overtook him because he was using only 1st and 2nd gear all the time. On top of that, the Beetle’s driver even made an effort to stop and asked “if anything is wrong”, since the ‘green’ car’s pace was too slow. Subsequently, adding insult to injury? Maybe!
Then a few meters down the road, the unthinkable happened. The ‘green’ car being an import was equipped with an active heater. That heater core has a hot water recirculation system from the engine radiator going to the inside aircon evaporator/waterheater radiator via a pipe loop. That pipe inside the car’s interior leaked and the a/c fan drove white steam spewing from the aircon vents. Like sauna steam, it’s warm but won’t hurt you. Harmless steam won’t kill you, but can ruin your life (and your character), which is even worst.
Guess what! Our young lad panicked, opened the car door and ran for his life! In all probability and instinct-driven went on to saving himself! He did run a good distance away from the ‘green car’ and leaving his lady passengers still inside the car! The ladies were all composed and even were asking him to park the car properly, while he was biting his nails, shaking his head, and was jittery. Our disgraced protagonist was later on repeatedly saying “Di ko na kaya” and “Ayaw ko na” (“He can’t do it anymore”) , referring to him driving the ‘green’ car never again….forever! He totally freaked out!
The incident totally changed his life and what people perceived of him. He’s been the butt of jokes in many instances. Definitely this one will stick out like a sore thumb for the rest of his life. Life then can be a sick joke!

On a much lighter side of things, this particular ‘run’ is much welcomed in its life span. It can well be said that a diecast manufacturer will maximized the production run of a certain casting, for profit. You’ll eventually wish that they’ll retire it after so many over-played variations. Such is the case, when HW opted to retire the two castings of the beloved Porsche 911. Retirement then should be a good thing after all?

The two 911 HW Final Run,
Love the met blue paint job…

…the spoke-wheels as well!

White paint is fitting on the Carrera…

…the side graphics is spot-on hot!

These won’t hit the roof in dollar value…

..who cares…

…a good champ knows when to retire in good esteem.

These are special for 911’s collectors?
I personally feel; they are!

8 comments:

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

that white carrera is a bit heavy for a 1:64 scale model, i had one before.
great 911s and great story Erwin.

btw, i'm a little busy with work and relocating my diecast collection downstairs, but i'll find time to finish a 1:64 scirocco custom for you! hehe! :-)

interdomin said...

These cars have a very big, big wheels!!!

komenda said...

Hi Mike, yup this one is heavy small scale diecast, actually both are :-)
On the Scirocco, WOW o WOW a Scirocco makes for an exciting custom, can't wait for your masterpiece my friend :-)

komenda said...

Interdomin, your observation is right :-) truly in keeping with HW's big wheel fashion. Very toyish comic charm in every sense of the word :-)

danielh said...

nice story Erwin! it's reflect one person in learning the way of life, how we cope with everyday unexpected circumstances and problems. Hope that he will overcome this soon with easy mind.

haa..this is very nice 911 car. I do have this HW casting for customizing but i still havent decide which wheels will match it.

komenda said...

Thanks Danielh! Life has twist and turns; we just have to simply enjoy life everyday:-) We collectors do enjoy life :-) , I'm happy and blessed this is our hobby!
Hope to see your future custom 911 soon!

Jovet's Garage said...

great story bro, nice shots on those 911s too. =)

komenda said...

Thanks Jovet :-) Greetz to you architect!