It doesn’t matter what you drive, how you drive it, or where you drive it – there are 7Bn people on this planet and that means that, if you’re one-in-a-million, there are 7,000 people just like you. Since we launched this project, we’ve gotten to know gearheads all over the world. It’s truly incredible. Here’s 2 big reasons why you want to make international gearhead connections.
 Access to Exotic, Foreign Parts
Those mad tyte JDM bits you find on Ebay or your local forum’s classifieds section had to come from somewhere. Someone in Japan or the Pacific Rim had to have a reason for packing up stuff they found at the junkyard and shipping it to the other side of the planet. Chances are, someone in another country asked them for it, but how did they know who to ask? International Gearhead Connections.
 Access to Exotic, Foreign Destinations
There are few things as exciting as taking off on an international adventure. Not stepping into the country next door, but crossing an ocean and visiting another continent. It’s SO expensive, though! Yes, but what if you had friends to stay with who would take you out and show you around in exchange for splitting food and fuel costs?
This is the big one. It’s nice to be able to drop an email to someone on the other side of the planet and ask them to keep an eye out for those rare fender badges, and it’s nice to stand in line at the post office and be “that guy” who has something to ship to some exotic, far-off destination, but it’s a crazy awesome feeling to know you’re part of a truly global community.
Foreign Exchange Gearheads
This idea works both ways. Maybe it will be a while before you can spend the money on international airfare to go visit your brothers and sisters abroad, but how difficult would it be to host an international gearhead guest for a few days at your place? Are there any big events you attend every year that you could invite someone from another country to attend with you?
- How many gearheads do you know overseas?
- What events would you like to attend in other countries?
- Which events do you think international gearheads might like to attend near you?