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Cars to some people might be only a means of transportation to your destination. It can mean nothing at all and just like trains, ships, planes, to some people are only means to get from A to B. But cars for some other people are more than just transportation. They are their best friend and best ranting and venting methods and stress relief and liken to a good friend listening and helping you along the way. To some others, cars are their way to express themselves. Expressing their creativities and intimidations as well.
Have you ever seen a blacked out car? Black tint, black wheels, black paint, smoked headlight and taillights. They are menacing, fierce and intimidating – all at the same time. Cars are more than just cars, especially to us Car Enthusiast. Car guys and girls are connected to their cars and they know its limits as well as the driver’s limit. When driven, they are one. It does not matter how rough, smooth or winding the road is – because when they are one, nothing else matters but the mutual respect to each other is the safety and stability it brings. This is the power it can give off. So why? Why do we as car people love cars so much? Here are a few reasons why.
They are Art
To car people. Cars are Art. It is a way of expression and a way of viewer’s love. Have you ever seen normal cars but yet they modify and customise it and you think that it is vulgar and ugly and some even made it obnoxiously loud? It is because that is their expression of art. Believe it or not, there are actually followings on that kind of car modifications. Yes, it is not for everyone and honestly it is not for me as well. Tasteful mods to the car, I can accept but mostly are not tasteful. It is just not to my liking and there are also others like us who might not like that kind of customisations but it is fine. It is not any different to when you go to an art gallery and you may not understand that piece of art and might even dislike it because as the saying goes “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” it is likened to the same for Cars.
It is an art and it can be fine art like the Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Pagani and other Exotics cars, It can also be beautiful abstract arts like GTRs, McLaren’s, Supercars and sports cars. There can be many types of arts and there is no wrong to any types of arts you see. But again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It is according to your own liking and your taste. It is a community.
It is a Healing
To some car enthusiasts, looking is not enough. But they focus on the drive. Driving is a pleasure and a way to heal from stress, troubles and more. It is their way to express their feelings on the way they drive and it is not just any car. These types of people who take pleasure in driving in their car that they love are the kind of people that are one with the car. No, it is not a marriage and it will not replace you if you are the partner. It is merely like a child that understands him or her. It is their baby, so don’t get jealous. To these types of people who take the drive as pleasure and healing, they and their car are one. They know the limit of their car and what their car can do. They also know their own limits because they have mutual respect for each other. They know how to control their car’s characteristics.
Yes, cars have characteristics. Characteristics like If your car is a long wheelbase light car it feels like a go-kart. Those cars are amazing in corners and hills. Light and agile. If your car is of longer wheelbase and heavier side then the car’s characteristic is more high speed cruise and long distance travel with all the physics on how the car acts when being driven. There are also characteristics like, when in a hard corner, does the car slip quickly or it gradually loses grip? Does the car’s power respond quickly or in linear fashion?
All these are being understood by the driver and he or she is at one with the car. Some cars like the Porsche Carrera GTs are out to kill you because it is very unpredictable but controllable if you know how but some like the Porsche 911 GT3 or Porsche 911 Turbo S gives you the power but gives you full control and won’t kill you yet is fast but can be too predictable. These are characteristics in a car even from the same brand yet it can be very different. These are special characteristics and the driver has mutual respect for the car and vice versa. This type of cars and drivers even driving slowly, it is healing because to the driver, the car has a soul similar to his friend or child. It can help him or her heal. It has a soul.
It is a form of Expression
No, it is not the same from it being Art or the drive. Form of expression is a form of how your feelings are projected to the world. Like what we said before, ever seen a blacked out car rolling on the road and how it is being driven and how it rolls and the power that it has and everything else in between. It is a form of expression. When we talk about it being art, it is a community, when we talk about the drive it is the connection between driver and car.
But the form of expression goes from one to the world. It is telling the world and sending a message to the world. Blacked out cars are an expression of intimidation on the road. Wide supercars are an expression of power and status and artsy personality. It may not only be the highroad but it is a form of class and status. It is a form of expression of beauty and how its owner views this world to be. It is also an expression where you see the car. Supercars and malls mean something, Supercars at a street vendor stall also carried another meaning. It is an expression.
These are only some of the many reasons why cars are being loved by car enthusiasts. Other reasons are sounds, sensation, speed, power, history even and many more but unfortunately this is not a whole book but only an article and a short read for you.