Enthusiast Culture Ups and Downs

Get off the road! Motorsport Tourism: Part 1

Get off the road! Motorsport Tourism: Part 1

In previous blogs, I spoke about how to enjoy your auto enthusiasm in the long run.  For me that meant experimenting with a bunch of different aspects of the culture.  I’ve landed on art, photography, owning a couple examples I like and what I like to call Motorsport tourism. This is simply sampling different disciplines and genres. Before I go any further, I must put out a disclaimer.  Motorsports ARE dangerous.  Please research and understand the dangers, be safe and partake in Motorsport at your own risk.

There’s actually something going right.

There’s actually something going right.

In a world where there’s plenty to complain about in every industry, I must confess that the automotive industry is one of the few that sell products that still do what is advertised on the package.

We may not agree with all of their tactics, because auto manufacturers have a lot of different personalities to please but they keep cranking out hardware that performs as well as the printed advert. I only hope that they never find out that only a small percent of their consumers are truly testing the wares.

 It’s easy to be angry at Ford for making...


Enjoying your passion in the long run - Part 3

Enjoying your passion in the long run - Part 3

The road to hell is paved with good intensions. And so it is in the car world.  

The third question I think every enthusiast or future enthusiast should ask themselves is "Am I doing this for me?".  The easy answer is typically yes.  But the VIP-ish status that certain cars can give you becomes addicting in fairly short order.  It can become difficult to know when you're keeping that ride of yours for the admiration, ego boosts and access it garners or if you're keeping it because it truly makes you happy to drive and that it fits your needs.  

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Enjoying your passion in the Long Run Part 2

Enjoying your passion in the Long Run Part 2

How to find long term enjoyment in the car world.  In my previous post, I asked the question "What's your budget?". Now it's time for the next question you should ask yourself.

Enjoying your passion in the long run depends on the decisions you make now. Part 1

Enjoying your passion in the long run depends on the decisions you make now. Part 1

I've been a self proclaimed car nut for as long as I can remember.  And I've had more cars than I care to admit. I've dabbled in autocross, high speed track days, car shows, a day at rally racing school and ultimately photography and design.  There are two common themes that all of these car culture staples have in common. They're expensive.  So you'll do well to have a realistic conversation with yourself before heading hardcore down any given path. In order to do this, I suggest asking yourself a few simple, yet very telling questions. Here's one question.