Sam, there’s many good suggestions for you here, I hope you read all of them, and take to heart those that ‘speak’ to you! I have two: Everywhere I’ve been has some form of Cars and Coffee. In this version of our world, they might be harder to find, but you’re young and internet smart, I’m sure you can. Ours has a discouragingly small amount of young people, which could mean many people you could learn from, or nobody you’re interested in. If the latter is the case, find another one and try again. Second, and more important - I think - when you’re ready to find someone to be involved in, make sure they have the same interests. Opposites attract doesn’t really work. Be it swimming, sky diving or motorcycle racing, the chances of ending up like your parents will be smaller if your significant does them with you. You’re going to do great, whatever it is. Try writing on for size. Here. Tell us about how your search is going. Life, relationships, growing up, working, finding a car... you’ve already got an audience. Get good, maybe make a few bucks from Hagerty. If you think that unrealistic, go over to Bring a Trailer and look up Sludgo. Best wishes buddy, Steve
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I’m sorry, I’ve got more questions than answers... Do you live in the city or country? Any relatives or neighbors you could help? Washing, cleaning, detailing, oil changes, anything to help will give you an opportunity to ask questions and learn. Does your school offer any kind of automotive shop class? Any local dealerships you could hang out at? Is there a local car club or cars and coffee? Any of those would offer more possibilities in meeting someone who might be interested in helping. If you were in my town I know I would... it’s rather discouraging to see how few people pre drivers license age are interested in cars for anything other than transportation. Good luck!
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