I would like to welcome you to another new segment that we are introducing for Chitown Subarus called "Behind the Wheel". This is not going to be a column that gets published on a regular basis like YOHB, but rather one for us to talk about a vast amount of current automotive affairs, whether it is Subaru related or not. Consider this the editors corner of the website.

Before I get ahead of myself, I should probably give you a little background. My name is Nick, and I've been a car enthusiast for practically my entire life, and a Subaru owner for a little more than 6 years. My father has been a mechanic for his entire life, and I'm proof that the apple does not fall far from the tree. From color-changing Hot-wheels, to Power Wheels with oversized batteries in them that would spin the rear plastic tires on them so much they would split in half, to go karts that taught me how fun it is to be sideways on 4 wheels, and to now actually full sized cars that I do cool things with like "stance" and neon under-glow (I'm kidding). As far as my other accolades, I got an A in English class a couple of times, and my mom always put my good test scores on the fridge, so I'd like to think that I'm fairly qualified to write freely for this website.

Yours truly...

Yours truly...

Breaking away from the AA meeting introduction, I'd like to prepare readers for what lies ahead. As I mentioned before, this column is about what I see happening in the automotive culture that we know and love so much. I'll also be speaking on anything else that pertains to cars as well, like perhaps events that I think people will relate with, car related stories (about myself or others), or feelings or emotions that resonates within all of us in some way. My goal is to create discussion, and if I'm lucky, give you something interesting to read while you're using the bathroom at work. I'll be honest, and open, and I hope that it makes for some good reading. If there's enough interest, I'd even love to field questions from our members in a "Dear Abby" style about maybe specifics on certain car parts, how things work under your hood, or any good crock pot recipes you'd like to share with me. I'm particularly fond of Italian food.

Keep your eyes peeled for more stuff coming your way, and let us know if there is something that stands out to you that you would like to see here! If you are interested in contributing to this portion of the website with your own thoughts and experiences, please contact us!