One evening back in 2009, I had a conversation with my wife about possible names for an online magazine I wanted to start for Mitsubishi/DSM owners. The result of that conversation is this website – an online magazine dedicated to helping gearheads build high performance machines & lives – regardless of platform, pursuit or place. One evening in 2011, I watched a movie with my wife and a new idea has been set in motion.
The movie was “The Human Experience.” The idea, well, it’s still rougher than most of our project cars, but where a lot of the brainstorming, building, and branding of Gearbox Magazine went on behind the scenes, this time around, I’m putting it on the front page. I can’t do this alone. I need your help.
So I watched this movie, pretty much on a whim, and I’m seeing these guys live on the street, help orphans in Peru, and meet with lepers in Africa, and it got me thinking. I ended up out on the front porch, posting the following on Twitter:
So here’s where we’re at.
I want Gearbox Magazine to help you get the most out of your machine and your life. This site is all about trying to make new connections, start new conversations, and discover new ideas. Well, here’s a new idea. Maybe it will change our lives?
Let’s figure out how we can start helping people in automotive need all over the world.
In the coming weeks, I’m going to be talking to gearheads who are partnered with active charities around the world to learn more about what they do and how they do it. I’m also going to be researching organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Engineers Without Borders, Pedals for Progress, and Picha Mtaani and sharing what I find out. The whole process – from right here, right now – to wherever this leads us – is going to be shared on Gearbox Magazine.
We can change our oil. We can change our engines. Let’s change the world.
Will the next level gearheads of the world step up?
- What sort of transportation needs could we help with in the world?
- How do we make a long term, sustainable impact for these people?
- How do we find people to help (who aren’t online)?