an obsessive, typically indiscriminate, collector or fan of something.
My Road&Ster magazine collection is complete. I have every issue from #1 to #58. I also have every Eunos/Mazda Roadster HyperREV issue from #1 to #6 and every issue of AiR from #1 to #7. It took a long time but it was worth the wait.
It’s a lot of fun to look through these old issues. Now Minkara and other enthusiast forums on the Internet have replaced Road&Ster. It is sad that Road&Ster is no more but I am happy that I can go back and enjoy these old issues and see the creativity and the many parts that were once available. Although you can still get many great parts for our cars today, I believe the aftermarket peaked for the original Mazda Miata in the 1990s. Indeed, it can be argued that the 1990s were the peak of car tuning culture in Japan and around the world. I will always have nostalgia for this era, for the interesting cars and parts that came from Japan, and for the internal combustion engine.