My Celica GT-S

She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Went to the NorCalCelica meet today. We met up at Stonestown Galleria, in this parking lot behind an old 2 screen theater. Almost 40 Celicas total, mostly 7th Gen, and a few 6th and 5th Gen too.

We all stood around in the back lot, looking at and admiring other peoples' rides. One thing you get a sense of when you see that many Celicas in one place is the uniqueness of each Celica. Some people have left their Celicas alone, some have done extensive work under the hood, some have done extensive body work on the interior or exterior or both... Even my Celica was unique in being the only 00-02 with 03 tails. Wonderful to see, and I've got some great ideas for next mods.

Mall security came over at about one, at which point, we headed over to Chevy's where we had a reservation for lunch. After a meal at Chevy's, we went for a two hour cruise around San Francisco. A procession of 40 Celicas moving down the Great Highway and Skyline Blvd is quite a site to see. It was a good run from Stonestown, around Lake Merced, down the Great Highway to the Cliffhouse. From the Cliffhouse, we drove under the Golden Gate bridge and through the Presidio. It was a really awesome ride. How I would have loved to be able see it from a bird's eye point of view.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

I bought my Celica back in October of 2001. Last week, I put on the first few mods onto the car. The philosophy on my bodywork modifications is this: if you're an average person, unless I point the changes, you're probably not going to notice it. My car can still pass as a stock Celica to the untrained eye.

I put in the S2000 Antenna yesterday, and ordered the headlamp covers, sideskirts and grill cover. The headlamp covers are a special order item which won't be shipped for a few weeks. The sideskirts will need to be painted first before I can do anything with them. I'm probably going to order the other things that need to be painted, and then take them down to get them painted all at once. I haven't decided whether or not I'm going to replace the stock spoiler with a different one yet.

I don't know, looking at the list, there's really not very much left to do to the car. I'd love to get a set of those Hella HIDs, but they're quite expensive, and not really worth it.