December 20, 2012 2:02 PM |
Posted By: Cameron_Hill
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THE CHOP SHOP BLOG - PEOPLE WHO HATE CARS ARRGHH!
If there’s one thing which truly gets on my nerves its people who either don’t know or don’t care at all about cars. I’ll start off this rant with select few who don’t know anything about these four wheeled ‘creatures’.
I’m pretty sure this was previously mentioned in an EVO forum but when people don’t understand your passion for motors it really grinds any petrolheads gears (pardon the pun). For example; in Nick Trott’s first Clio V6 long termer article; Mrs Trott – ‘why? Its yellow? And it’s a Clio?’ because! It’s got a revy V6 under the bonnet, an epic widebody kit, great around the track and is a lot better than performance rivaling sports cars on the petrol OK! An example from my life is when I had a Peugeot 205 GTi as my wallpaper and a friend commented; ‘pfft the old Golfs are crap'
- When has the MK1 Golf GTi, the original uber cool German hot hatch ever been crap?
- IT’S A BLOODY PEUGEOT GTi!
First part of the rant is over you’ll be glad to know. Now for the second, and also worse, part – people who don’t care about cars. Lots of people don’t care about cars. Fact. A lot less than those who don’t care about football (yes I’m in the minority). For example my old headmaster, probably on £50k a year yet insists on driving an ’02 turquoise Vauxhall Corsa, surely he could spend some of it on a metallic black XJ or a badass 5 series? But no, he literally doesn’t give two sh!ts about cars. But ok, some people don’t like cars, we just have to live with it, but when people have no interest in cars and then have to, for some unknown reason, try and convince us to agree with them? Now we have a serious problem.
There’s always one. In every magazine, on every website, writing into to every automotive TV show. One middle aged man with a boring car who must say how it is better than any car they’re mentioning on said auto program/magazine/website.
John Jameson, 47, Norwich – ‘my 2004 second hand Citroen C3 is much better than that Lamborghini malarkey you young folk are on about. My C3 has a decent sized boot, good mpg and never breaks down. What more could you want?’ How about a brick to throw at your spine? We don’t care about your car, we’ve started these hobbies and own these impractical gas guzzling monsters because they’re fun, crazy and our passion. We don’t all have to live beige lives where everything we do is safety padded so we could in no possible way be financially damaged (or physically in the case of slightly too much testosterone and a Caterham).
This is addressed to everyone who isn’t interested in cars or who wants to infringe on our passion - please to stick to your stamp collecting, caravan monthly magazine, hikers weekly and leave us be!