Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Last day of the Accord
Yes it is a sad day friends. After tonight the Accord will be no more. Let us reflect on the times we had with her. Who can forget "the run". I'd have to say Pex probably logged the most miles with me on the run. I remember when we watched some people in 3 different cars get into a fight where a soda was thrown and someone (while the cars were moving) handed over a baseball bat to someone in the other car I guess to beat them down? The many, many, races. The drift king. The Accord with Nitrous. The passenger side airbag that wasn't. The race that Apex filmed that got Boski in jail. Almost aqua planing off the road when rolled up on that pack of modified neons and geos. Term almost killing a motorcycle rider while doing a U-turn. The guy in the Eclipse "15 pppoouunndds". Mabs and Scabs compilation talking about the Accord. Drifting in the Accord (which looking back on drifting a FWD car is just funny). Jiggy's in the cut. Boski's various rivals. Hova sleeping the backseat. Listening to the run vol. 1, 2, and 3. Lots of Paul Oakenfold. Initial D. It saw 2 speeding tickets, 2 reckless driving tickets, 1 fix it ticket, 2 driving a un-inspected vehicle, 2 license suspensions and 10 days in jail with 8 suspended. And one night (which Boski was sooo drunk i'm not ever sure happened, had me beached in downtown Norfolk on Boush street where they were repaving the road, get stuck, vomit on myself and had my climb into my passenger side seat and passout only to have a tow truck driver pull me off of the coned off area of work...again its still hazy) Most people did not see the Accord in its later years and thats a good thing. It has deteriorated to nothing. The bumper is held on by zip ties. Two tires constantly losing air. The last time it was inspected....08/06. A small oil leak, faded paint, chipped up hood. Its terrible. But with every death comes a life. The Accord is being sold to someone who is going to try and repair it, to give it another shot. We will call it Neo Accord. I will keep you all updated. R.I.P.