C’mon..... gate-keeping ...... ladder-pulling????? “Old people...... Young people????? How about I took my grandkids to a car show today or grampa and I rode to the car show today in my tuner. I let him drive it on the way home. The cool thing about our hobby is both “young” and “old” enjoy all things automotive. People of all ages actually go to car shows and like some cars and not others. It’s no different than Fords vs Chevys. It’s why drag racing came about. My car’s faster than your car. Keep the psychologists out of our hobby and ALL will be better for it!
A great read...made me smile.
Recently having spent way too much time reading some of the nonsensical rantings on these forums (just consider any of the articles that appear on the future of EV technology) or perhaps the B.A.T. forums, you can see the ladders as well as gates going up all around us. Everyone these days seems to have a soapbox and apparently an axe to grind.
I'm 64 years old and have been involved in the car hobby my entire life. Over the years I've personally been on the receiving end of much critical 'commentary' with respect to the modifications on my car from the 'purists' in the crowd. While I'm also 'guilty as charged' with respect to how/what I choose to see/judge with respect to some aspects of the car hobby, overall I choose to understand the hard work, determination, passion and engineering behind what someone chooses to do with their choice of car...even if I don't get it.
The article nicely shows that collectively we involved in the car hobby often times can put up barriers that impinge the very future of what we all (collectively) love to do...simply have fun enjoying our cars (in what ever style, taste, or price range they may be).
Respect in all avenues of life should be mutual.