Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The name says it all!

Of plastic and diecast series 2 

There is a definite purpose in anything we do.
An action will cause a proportionate reaction.
It is the law of nature. Physics even says so!
Basically it has something to do with (well meaning) cause and (well intended) effect too.
Thus, many great creations encompass equally great effect on people.

When people started creating toys, their perceived purposes were vast.
Most toys are scaled down versions of desirable human possessions (i.e houses, prized animals, gadgets) that are meant to be aspirations in later adult life (i.e doctors gear, driving a sports car). A toy thus is a miniature meant to stimulate a child’s mind and heart to reach for his/her dreams in the future.
In spite of this fact, there is an underlying noble and basic intent of toys.
To be honest, the fundamental purpose of which is to bring happiness.
Pure and simple JOY!

So too this car brings joy …

Old-world delightful rendition,

of a vintage VW Scirocco MK1

by the brand,  JOY-TOY

An apt name, don’t you think?

  Made in Greece with joy!

Special thanks to my friend MT for this :-)


shaz @ kurz said...

you are very good in writing
like what u wrote :D

danielh said...

that's a rare old scirocco MK1 from JOY and pictures together with hotwheels modern scirocco!

Great collection Erwin, a true VW collectors!

Kin said...

Hi Erwin ,

Nice read ,nice car & nice pictures.

Cheers :)


komenda said...

Hello Shaz, Appreciate it and much thanks!

komenda said...

Thanks Danielh, it’s wonderful to feature the evolution of the Scirocco in those pics :-)

komenda said...

Hi Kin,
Happy you liked the feature :-) and it’s my pleasure to share these.

D. said...

i've been a long-time fan, sir. this piece reminds me of why i follow your blog. cheers and more power to you! vw for life!


komenda said...

Thanks :-)
I second that, VW for Life!

Gaucho Man said...

very nice your joy toy.
and very interesting your thoughts.
i could add that toys have changed since the times i was a child.
40 years ago, the toy cars showed a car like the one your dad drives actually. you craved for your dad car because your dad was your hero.
nowadays, children do not consider their father as hero. and they do not want their father's car anymore, they want cars with hot wheels look, huge tires, lots of exhaust pipes. cars that their dads will never have,
and very different from your joy toy. 8O(

komenda said...

Hola Gaucho!
You are absolutely right. I grew up around cars ever since I can remember. My dad owns a car shop and I'm proud to say my dad is the biggest influence in my love for cars :-) of course he too is a hero to me!
We share the same thoughts amigo!
Greetz and gracias!