Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
I have resisted since this thread appeared. Now I'm letting it out.
LISTEN to you people! You LOVE your car?? Wow. Do you even know what love means?
Love is a two way reciprocal energy through which both parties have the other's wellbeing at heart.
OH, believe me, it IS a two way reciprocal energy through which both parties have the others wellbeing at heart. A good automobile is like a drug and
once you've gotten a taste of the good stuff, woe to the person who thinks they can just walk away.
And cars, especially quirky ones, do love some people more than others. Some only sing for one driver. Just like a stradivarius will allow itself to
be played lovelier by one person over another, some cars will only offer themselves fully to one man or woman. And when you find that symbiosis,
it's not just good, its really GOOD. Call it voodoo or hoodoo but if you've been around and if you really "know" you know, you know it's true.
I would even argue that we don't truly "own" our cars. Not the great ones anyway. Great cars, one could argue, are just like a strat. Yo Yo Ma
might be the caretaker and musician who plays that strat in this lifetime, but when Yo Yo Ma is dead, that strat will move on to the next wonderful
musician just as it has done for a hundred years prior. We are but stewards, temporary drivers, and when we're gone, that "Stanley steamer", that
"Pierce Arrow" that 57 splitwindow vette, or 67 porsche speedster will go on to the next driver for the next lifetime. And hopefully, just like the
strat, with proper care, it will just get more valuable, more beautiful and better with age.
There's a song by Queen called "I'm in love with my car", though a non gearhead might not get it, it might help.
The machine of a dream, such a clean machine,
With the pistons a pumpin', and the hubcaps all gleam.
When I'm holding your wheel,All I hear is your gear,
When my hand's on your grease gun,Oh it's like a disease son,
I'm in love with my car, gotta feel for my automobile,
Get a grip on my racing rollbar,Such a thrill when your radials squeal.
Hi, my name is Guinevere and I am addicted to cars. Nice to meet you.
edit on 19-11-2011 by Anthropormorphic because: name