Local entrepreneur Aleks Effy, 29, says he’s tired of waiting on the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to “build that wall” and has decided to take matters into his own hands.
He plans to start building his own wall in the countryside, just outside of Langley, B.C., but there’s an added twist: Effy plans to build the wall out of secondhand Japanese wheels. When asked “Why Japanese wheels?” Effy responds that “nothing beats the rigidity and strength of Japanese steel. They’re like samurai swords, but rounder, heavier and not a dangerous weapon.” He also adds that, aesthetically, “a good Japanese wheel never goes out of style.” He claims that his wall will “be stuntin’” on every other wall as it will be constructed to the “rarest of specs,” including many different “offsets” and “widths.”
Effy claims he isn’t one for politics, but he thinks a wall would keep Americans away from Canada’s 15-year-old right-hand-drive imports from Japan. American citizens, like eeeezzzbro’s Derek Slyter, who hails from that place in Washington state where Costco started, have recently been increasing pressure on the American government to change their law from 25 to 15 years. But Effy worries that a level playing field for right-hand-drive cars would eliminate that which makes the Canadian import car scene cool and unique.
*BREAKING: After several minutes of reasonable thought, Effy has stopped planning the illogical construction of his wheel wall. Although he’s amassed a substantial collection of Japanese wheels, there’s no way they could stretch the 2475 km (1,538 miles for our American friends) of shared border between Canada and the U.S. He credits this change of heart to the Black Eyed Peas and their 2003 hit, “Where is the love?” He is now planning on sharing his love of wheels with everyone, regardless of what side of the border they’re on. You can check out his Big Cartel page, but you’d be better off following him on Instagram @rarespecwheels.
We asked Effy if he remembered the Black Eye Peas pre-Fergie, but he could not be reached for comment.