Corbin Goodwin, the young 21 year old pizza driver who stole our hearts with his beast of a car ( a 1984 Mazda RX-7 with a 5.0 Liter V8 swap) took a moment outside of his day earlier today( February 15,2013) to say thanks to all his friends and supporters (see video below).
Oftentimes when average everyday people suddenly become famous overnight, the last thing they do is think about thanking there friends and fans, but Corbin was humble enough to remember this small gesture.
Also along with announcements of his future plans, Corbin hit us with some big news. He plans to sell the car.According to Corbin, even though this car has defined him as the personification of his fame, he has other plans. According to his statement,
The real reason I kind of want to sell it is because honestly, I got an idea for another project and its burning a hole in my brain! I have another idea for a project that I really want to try. I may be going to far with it .I may be trying something that's so ridiculous that it may not even work. I mean not that it won’t work it’ll work to some extent but can I do it right? And I honestly don’t know if I want to try it.
I’m going to give it my best try, I’m trying my best to extrapolate engine information now from YouTube videos. It's fun reverse engineering things based on things you could see. Actually it is one of the longest produced motors that I know of I think it was at least a 50 year production run (hinting at what his next motor will be)"
After hearing Corbin’s plans, a part of me wanted to stop him from trying to sell his beloved RX-7 that he's worked so hard get just right. The whole car screams Corbin Goodwin in how obnoxiously fast the motor is, how rough the exterior looks and just how unpredictable it is in general. To separate man and machine would be out of the question.
Then another part of me supports his decision and is curious about what awesome idea for another monster of a car Corbin has up his sleeves. Afterall, Corbin states how,
“I don't want to sit around and be that guy who built that one car one time”
And that’s a statement I can stand behind. Who knows.This next car can be 10 times better than the infamous “Zero Eff’s given RX7”
Whatever he does, we’ll support him any which way.