I’ve been thinking about this post for a while. Since finishing up with the NA6 interior really. Sharka has just felt so… good. Right. Perfect. Everything is exactly how I want it.
Sharka feels done.
This is not something I’ve ever felt before. There was always something that would inch Sharka toward that unattainable goal. Some rare Japanese part, some unreleased piece, some ultra-rare item. But that feeling has passed. It’s so strange. I cannot actually describe it.
I spot my car sitting in a parking lot, and I think “Yeah. That’s the stuff right there.” I sit in my car and a feeling of peace washes over me. I drive my car, even after the hardest of days, and the most mundane road makes me smile.
I have exactly what I always wanted in a Mazda Roadster.
I’m not saying there won’t ever be more in store for Sharka. There will always be maintenance. I can’t imagine a year going by without a couple new gauge face styles. And there will be small projects. I’ve had this old valve cover warming a shelf in the garage for years. I want to get it painted up and installed.
But I don’t see any more large projects in the pipeline. I think Sharka is done. Nothing left to do now but drive around and enjoy.
Anyone got a road trip idea?