@DT12 ummm ok... How so? I'm willing to be convinced otherwise if you have a compelling argument. Based on my personal experiences as a member of the younger demographic he speaks of, he nailed his point.
Every generation feels the prior one doesn't understand them, doesn't love them enough, doesn't whatever. Not like I got props in the early 70's pulling up on a bike with my leather and long hair. Instead of breaking into tears or getting all Alpha, I just ignored 'em and did my own thing. I think the one "like" for this article and almost 300 views is an important tell.
Well written. I am thankful that none of the groups or "car guys" that I've known over the past 40 years fall into this. Honest statement.
Everyone I know is open to the younger crowd, and shares everything. Just look at the forums we are a part of - whether its a "scout" page or a "honda" page etc. Everyone really tries to help and meet up.
So yeah, I guess I don't know who the bad actors are. Apparently they are out there, I'm just thankful that the hundreds of guys and gals I've known in the hobby don't act like elitist.
I have a 60s Pontiac and I avoid car shows and cruise ins as much as I possibly can. As a Millennial, I hate how many people feel the need to inform me about all aspects of 60s cars even though a lot of things I have been told is complete nonsense. I also hate being told what is wrong with my car from people who aren't even showing a car. I know what is wrong with it and I don't mind, it's a driver not a show car. I feel generally unwelcome or not taken seriously. I prefer the informal cars and coffees with people my age surrounded by Subarus, Hondas, Audis, etc. I may have the oldest car there, but nobody cares. I have felt for a long time like much of the old guard is toxic if not downright hostile towards young enthusiasts.
Me too. It wouldn't be so bothersome if the "advice" weren't unsolicited. Outside of shows though (gas station, parking lot, stoplights) is where I see the most genuine appreciation, so I spend my time driving.
@Spudsly not saying that at all. @Hagerty Fan actually nailed it. I don't mind learning, I feel that there is not a person on the planet that knows everything. But the carsplaining and being told what's "wrong" with my car or how they "would've done that differently" isn't why I'm in the hobby. Everyone gets their fair amount of carsplaining at all ages, I just find that compared to my father, I find myself in that situation more often than he does. Hence why I like cars and coffee events. Much more "come as you are" and like minded individuals who just wanna be around and converse with other owners.
Your points are valid but it's only a reasonable question if your intent is to get under the skin of a Pontiac owner! I'm sure Greg-I has heard that many a time!