Here is a little story how rollaclub changed my life.
it was Aug-ish 2003.
Id been noticing these square cars over the last few months of life, going to and from school.
After googling square cars and various non-related terms, i managed to discover this box car was infact a Toyota (winning, family has only ever had Toyota's) and a corolla. Ke70.
I managed to find rollaclub through boost cruising, thanks to medicine Man / Justin / Bourbon man. After chatting with him for a while, I met this other cool dude called Nick. After chatting to both Justin and Nick for a few weeks, I said to Justin - Hey, do you know this Nick dude? He's got this epic corolla - And, well, they turned out to be brothers ^_^. Nick at the time lived around the corner from me, and was like a big brother for me, showing me the entire car scene.
SO many fond memories. Anyway, i managed to pickup this blue ke70 for $350 off the trading post, to which i thought it would be cool to pull it apart. It had so much rust in it, hahaha. It ended up going to Nicks house, and would one day in future years find some of its part into my current blue car. Early 2004, i purchased the white ke70 (seen in my avitar) and have been driving it as a daily.. well, up until about a year ago.
All of my genuine, long time friends these days are from Rollaclub. When school ended (thank ʞ©$ɟ), I kept a couple of good people in my circle, and drifted away from the rest.
Justin's Family is now my adopted family, spending almost one in 2 weekends at his parents place building the blue car for countless years straight.
At one point, i was going upto cairns to visit Mr Shades every 2nd weekend. I do miss that.
Rollaclub was the kick start and end all reason to my addictive travelling, meeting people and turning into a stupidly social person, from being the most shy, polar opposite years ago.
Qantas loves my bottom I'll have you know. I lost count at the flights at the 120? mark.
Heck, if it wasn’t for this place, I don't think I would have ended up working at Toyota or getting 2 (2.5 if you count aircon as one :P) trades behind me.
So many good cruises, trips, events. My goodness.
All the rallying. All started from here.
The YEARLY great ocean road trips in victoria - which i need to re-organise, and start up again - because they were ʞ©$ɟING AWESOME MEMORIES.
And what am I doing with myself these days? hahaha. Managing that same Toyota dealership @ night, and studying full time at uni during the day.
And yes, a cruise and get together for 10 years is manditory. ( 3 weeks time - uni holidays - Ill be able to not live this sleep-less life. Heck. its 3am as i type this)
My 21st - a weekend at beerheads house, i purchased a volvo station wagon and we spent 2 days sliding it around his parents field with more RC'ers
I did my tafe when justin was doing his, at the same college. Ended up car pooling with him for a term. So many good volvo street racing (sun-dial peformance racing more like it) memories. My god that car was such a slow piece of heavy shit, but man was it fun in the wet. For a car that should have been decomissioned when the previous owner cut every relay out of the car thinking it would fix it, it went on and lived another painful 4 years until uncle shady took it, and mercifully abused it every day, for another 2 ? years.
I really could talk for hours about how this place has shaped my life. Thats just it though; It's not just had an infulence on my life, it's given me direction, and changed my life.
So thankyou, to all of you, who make this happen, who've helped me, who've helped each other, Its been a wonderful journey.
Is the blue car running at the moment? lol jokes. *calls Justin - "hey bro, you wanta fix my shit? I've got bourbon and an auto-elecies ticket - only one of them is any good"
A cruise ? we must organise.
The only thing that has not, will not and can-not change is my grasp on the english language. It was bad back then, I'm at uni now - and it's still bad.
Its now 3:15 am, I need to sleep.
Thankyou Ben, Rollaclub and everyone else. I might be low on the scene these days, But i've never forgotten about any of you