It’s My Car, My Money, and My Time – by JayKnight
I know we have all seen it, heard it, or even said it ourself, what am I talking about? Good question. I will get to that in a second, but first let me say this. Everyone on the planet is different, that is what makes us who we are, or what we strive to become. So with that being said, why is there so much hate among car forums? I am sure it started way back in the 50′ or 60’s when an old man in a FORD told another old man in a CHEVY that he needs a 4 barrel carb instead of a 2.
We all here on S2KI have one thing in common, we all love our S2000. Some more than others, and some just own theirs to boost an ego, or are having a mid life crisis. Needless to say, we all have that going for us. Now this brings me to my point….
Why is it that when somebody spends so much time, effort, and money to make a car a reality of a vision? Just to have it looked on as a POS or a disgrace to the automobile. For example…Why is the header I have so inferior to the one you have? Why do I need to get those ROTAS wheels and not the Enkies I have. What if I like NEON under my car? So what if I am not boosted. Do any of these things make me less of a person? What if a persons budget will not afford them the finer things in life? Do you feel it makes you a better person, because you can afford all the extras?
These are the continuous remarks and complaints we all read and hear about, no matter where we are. It can be online, at a meet, or even worse face-to-face. This is the cookie cutter mentality that is making it hard for people to enjoy the hobby of modifying a car to fit THEIR dream and vision. There has been and always will be people that like and dislike the way a person builds their car, but to degrade that person because they built something not up to your standards (using this part instead of that one), well that is just not right, and more than anything…RUDE!!!
Here is how I see it…If you want me to put something on my car so bad, give me the money and I will do it. I am not one to be a follower of current trends or fads, never have been and never will be. I like to do thing my way, and hopefully get some positive reward, even if it is a simple “Hey that looks great!” or “Nice Car!” Just that is reward enough for me.
I know not everyone on here is guilty of doing this, and I also know that many of us (as a people) are. We all have an opinion, and it is a right to have one. Was Picasso liked by all his peers? Of course not, but look at how famous he became during his time.
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