I came across a quote the other day, that when I read it, it rang so true that I just had to share it:
A car is more than top speed, acceleration and looks. It is a hub of life experiences, culture and personality.
This is probably one of the truest statements that I've ever read about anything car related. I'll be the first to say that there aren't a lot of people like us out there who eat, sleep and breathe cars, but the few of us out there that do will probably agree with that statement 100%.
And that statement has probably led you to join this group somehow. Car culture, while small, is full of some incredibly enthusiastic people. Whether it be about repping the brand they love, a specific model that's their favorite, or maybe an activity that someone likes doing in their car, like that one time you parked your Pontiac at a really deserted spot with a girl, late at night, just the two of you, under the stars when you were 17, nervous and pimply faced, and getting some smooches in (fellas, please tell me you know what I'm talking about here). Car culture as a whole is one of the best experiences I've ever had the pleasure to be around. The people that I've met, the places that I've gone and the things that I've seen would not have been possible without getting into a Subaru that one day many years ago. I've gained life long friends because of it, learned not to be afraid of cars when the hood is open, and discovered great roads and cool rally events that I may never have had the chance to do. This four-wheeled "hub" is way more than just a way to go from point A to B - it's everything in-between! And the best part is, the more that I've been apart of this culture, the more that I want to give back and share it with everyone that I know!
Cars aren't supposed to be about drama - they're supposed to be an escape from it. Groups like this give way to bigger things. It's about like-minded people coming together and enjoying everything that car culture has to offer. Meets, cruises, track days, BBQ...the list is endless. Heck, even people helping out when someone else breaks down on the side of the road. Cars offer us a little moment in time to put the hassles of life aside and enjoy something that we all hold really dear to our hearts, and I think that's what it's all about.
Well that, and the smooches too.