What Do People Expect Of You As An Automotive Enthusiast?

I like people and always try to give them the benefit of the doubt as a general rule in my life, but one of the most plaguing annoyances in my current career path has to do with the expectations others hold of my abilities to aid them. I wrote an article a while back about not being taken advantage of as a gear head,… » 4/07/14 10:17am 4/07/14 10:17am

What Tesla Motors Has Taught Me About Life...

I first heard about Elon Musk well over a decade ago when I was reading a random article about his company, Paypal, being sold to eBay for an insanely deserved amount of money. Back in those days, I was a teenager and wasn't thinking about much other than finishing high school and figuring out which colleges to send… » 3/17/14 9:17am 3/17/14 9:17am

The Required Etiquette For Admiring A Stranger's Car.

I am not one of those people who tries to live their life through the lens of a smartphone camera as so many others tend to do. Admittedly, I do take pictures of my carpentry projects for Instagram to share with that community, but I don't take selfies or pictures of my food. For the most part, I don't often take… » 3/10/14 9:03am 3/10/14 9:03am

Learning About Cars And Life Through An Old Man's Toolbox...

I am a "Millennial", just under the age of thirty. This is a title I have not quite embraced because of the negative connotations associated with the word, but it is something I have come to terms with accepting. A big part of the reason I take issue with being a Millennial is because I see people get completely lost in… » 3/04/14 11:22am 3/04/14 11:22am

Shit Can In A Jar: My Car Modification Reversal

I love cars and I love working on cars, but I am very careful about my choices when it comes to making modifications to the cars I own. My reasoning behind this decision is pretty straightforward: I know that one day the car I am modifying will belong to someone else who more than likely will have a different standard… » 3/03/14 10:30am 3/03/14 10:30am

Important Steps To Avoid Idiocy When Selling Your Car

Many automotive enthusiasts are fairly well-versed in the art of online "For Sale" listings posted on anything from Craigslist, to eBay, or even the perpetual dinosaur that has become AutoTrader. As someone who has been driving for about twelve years, is a deeply-rooted enthusiast, and has owned a greater volume of… » 2/24/14 10:30am 2/24/14 10:30am

Is A Love Of Racing A Prerequisite For Loving Cars?

Sports of any type have a rather rocky history with me. When I was a kid, baseball was my favorite activity by far, but around the age of ten, I put away my cleats and left that hobby behind me. Years later, as a young adult, I worked in the golf industry for a little over five years and enjoyed playing the game, but… » 2/17/14 10:07am 2/17/14 10:07am

How To (Effectively) Not Get The Short End Of The Gear Head Stick...

When people find out you're "handy" with cars, a perpetual flood gate tends to open the moment they are caught in the middle of some sort of mechanically motivated crisis. Actually, I have personally figured out that being a gear-head also somehow means you are well versed in the functioning structures of things such as… » 2/13/14 10:15am 2/13/14 10:15am

Dating: Put Into Perspective By An Old British Roadster...

When I was twenty-three years old and in my first "stable" career I set out to buy my first luxury car. What happened to the car I was driving prior to that point can be read here in the somewhat infamous Explorer lawsuit article I put out about a month ago. » 2/06/14 11:03am 2/06/14 11:03am

How I Proved That Nearly Everyone Has A Gear-head Within Them...

Conversations about our own personal ideals can lead to some really interesting thought provocations. I've known this for quite some time, but while talking to a good friend of mine the other day, she learned something pretty shocking about me. My friend designs sewing patterns for a living, is a little older than me,… » 2/03/14 10:50am 2/03/14 10:50am

How History Led Me To Owning My Dream Car...

Growing up, I always wanted just one car to suit me for the rest of my life – that car was a 1966 Ford Mustang coupe. Everyone wants the fastback models or the various iterations of the Shelby Mustangs, but from the moment I began taking an interest in cars while in Primary School, this was the car of my dreams and the … » 1/27/14 12:37pm 1/27/14 12:37pm

Car Repair For The Non-Gearhead: A Photo Journey...

This is a pictorial journey for you to behold. My mother's car had a starting issue and after running a few tests, I figured out the problem and fixed the car for her, saving a $400 labor charge. I took pictures of the process and put it in terminology she or anyone not fluent in cars would be able to understand. You… » 1/17/14 5:35pm 1/17/14 5:35pm