Chris B 2014 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe

Cars are people too!!!!

When I was little, I loved everything about cars. I loved the way they looked, sounded and especially getting to ride in them. I was like a dog that wanted to go everytime I heard and engine fire up. I watched racing on tv instead of cartoons like a normal 4 or 5 year old would be doing. If anyone and I mean anyone dared to wash their car in my presence......they were getting help from me and class on how to do it correctly. I taught alot of adults how to properly clean their vehicles. What is weird is that no one in my family was into cars. I literally was born loving them. I actually believed that cars had personalities and each one was different, just like people. I would often say "cars are people too" and would get mad if someone talked bad about a classic just because it wouldn't start on the first try. (Keep in mind that I was 5 years old so this was super cute). I was told this was a phase and I would grow out of it. Well now I am in my 40's with a wife and three almost grown children. This phase must last a while because I am still in it. Haha. I made it my mission to own drive and enjoy every muscle car ever made. I didnt have them all at one time, but over 100 muscle cars later, I have gotten pretty close to meeting that goal. I grew up with GM cars: Corvettes and Camaros (bought them myself, struggled to pay insurance and bought gas with penny rolls). As I got older and started restoring and collecting, that expanded into Hemi Cudas, Superbirds, Road Runners, Challengers, Chargers, 67-69 Z28's, COPO's, Boss 302's, Boss 429's, Shelby's, etc. Cars give us freedom, they are eye candy, they are exciting and can be excellent investments. I love them all. I am not just stuck on the old ones though. Modern muscle cars are awesome looking, safer, faster and get better mileage than all the old ones did. Lord knows if the old ones had both power and good mileage, most people would have never sold them in the early 70's. I never thought I would see the day where a new Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger would be cruising the streets again or a new Corvette would be getting 35 mpg. These are good times!!!! Remember: Cars are people too!!

2 Reader Comments

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    Jonathan Klinger Traverse City February 14, 2014 at 14:29
    I completely agree with you. And, much like people, cars manage to develop their own unique personalities...
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    Kevin D. NY February 16, 2014 at 10:32
    I have been an admirer of all kinds of machines my entire life and as someone who has over 40 years experience working with them I can say you are 100% correct, they all do have personalities. From cars to can openers and everything in between there are cream puffs and lemons. Out of those 40+ years 33 of them have been my profession.

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