Sometimes it seems like all we do is fix our vehicles; like we never get a chance to actually get ahead. That shit gets old real fast. I mean, you pick up a project because you see potential and you want to build on a solid foundation. Then you get waylaid with all kinds of problems.
Some dumbass slams into you three weeks after you pick it up, he lies to his insurance and your claim is denied, then the starter fails, then the battery dies, then you need brakes, then a $50 oil pump replacement turns into a $500 near complete overhaul of the engine, THEN you time the engine wrong and have to rip into it AGAIN.
Ugh. When do we get to PLAY cars, ya know?
IT’S SO WORTH IT, THOUGH
These are the things that bring us together. Yeah, we all love to check out the top performers, the latest hardware, and so on, but it’s that minute you fire up the beast and everything works like it should. It’s crisp acceleration – however slow it might actually be – and the feeling that maybe – just maybe – you’ve finally turned a corner. You’re part of an elite, international community of likeminded people who, like you, are willing to take the additional effort because the resulting reward is that good.
For being a gearhead. For “playing with cars.” For being my inspiration. For giving Gearbox Magazine the honor of sharing your stories with the world. For reminding me anything is possible. (I was SO tempted this morning.)
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