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1997 Widebody Toyota Supra – Say Word?
By Roel Concepcion
Photography by Wes Allison
May be it’s a product of getting older, a trait that we pick up once we leave behind the safe comforts of our 20s and break through the threshold, the point of no return, our dreaded 30s. It usually comes the day after you discover your first gray hair and right before you realize your scrotum has dipped a full centimeter lower from the previous year (And, yes, I do measure my scrotum on an annual basis.) It is not about wrinkles, however, or increased instances of hemorrhoids, or even 5 o’clock early-bird dinners at Norms, though those are pretty damned good. This is about the moment you realize that (queue drum roll) things aren’t what they used to be. Very anti-climactic, right?
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Let me give you some examples: R&B music, the NBA, hip-hop, Dick Clark, The Price is Right, bottled water, the Hmong, stool softeners, porn. Should I go on? These were all at one point guaranteed to either make you dance, cry, swoon or laugh. Now all of them are just mere shadows of their former selves. The point is that seasons change, and you’ll fully realize it when you start getting older. What really did it for me, other than listening to another dismal Soulja Boy joint, watching a depressing Drew Carey host The Price is Right, and seeing the Hmong in a Clint Eastwood movie, is Steve Sawicki’s ’97 Toyota Supra. If looking at his whip didn’t give you a semi-erection, I don’t know what will. The smooth chassis, large wheels, strong wing, the welcoming headlights. In other words, if I were a Volkswagen Jetta (the girliest car I can think of), I’d let this Supra smack me up, flip me and rub me down. From Cleveland steamers to rusty trombones to upside-down donkey punches, this is the type of mandingo you leave your husband for. Looking at it immediately prompted me to say, “They don’t make cars like they used to.”
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