If you know how to drive cars very well, especially high performance cars, and know how the car works and how to do different things to it, but don't because you don't have the time or it's not enjoyable, does that somehow make you less of a car enthusiast?
I've had people say that I'm not a 'true' car enthusiast because I'm not a greaser or however you want to call it and I pay to get mods done or maintenance. I've changed my oil, put on all the intake items on my car, and the simple stuff, but I got my under drive pulley and exhaust put on by a speed shop in houston, my brakes installed by a local mechanic, and tires done by discount tire(still wonder how that got thrown into the conversation
, who balances their own tires?). I guess soon you'll have to manufacture your own metal alloys, car, oils, tires, etc. to be a true enthusiast
Suddenly, because I own a fast and nice car, but don't work on it myself that much and have the money to get things done to it(at reasonable price), I'm the rich, smart, spoiled kid with the fast car at school and am not a true car enthusiast
I love to learn about cars, I know how they work overall(still learning about suspension though, and how to understand the specifications of camshafts, those are the things I'm tryin to learn about now), I like to work on cars sometimes but mostly just old cars, I think I'm a pretty good driver(everybody at my school is a straight line person racing another car while I like curvy back roads just driving fast), and like every type car out there really. Whether an economy car or high performance from any country too(but I buy American).
I pointed out that race car drivers don't know every little detail of their car, I mean they know their car pretty well, but not as well as the mechanics. Unless you're a true one man race team, that would suck. That's why they have race TEAMS and not individual people right?
The people I was talkin to said that race car drivers had to start out as mechanics. That got me, but I said, so does a mechanic have to be a race car driver? Even if he's a master mechanic, let's say the best in the world, but doesn't even have a driver's license, does that mean he can't join the race team?
Please tell me these dumb asses are wrong, there were three of them and all but one have crapped out there cars or wrecked it
I guess I have an inferiority complex?