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  • 12/9/2012
Jealousy.... It can be an ugly ugly monster. Especially in our automotive enthusiast world. I see it a lot and to some extremes too. It kinda pisses me off to see a bunch of good guys get banned from a group because they accomplished what another couldn't. Then the shit talking begins and things escalate... theivery, rumors blah blah blah. Instead of climbing in your piss pot, why not ask how things were accomplished... show some support if it was the same goal the two groups were working towards. I dont know I guess its a petty subject, but to see how low some people in our world go so low... they deserve a bitch slap and then some. I suppose I just wanted to rant and rave a bit, but show some support to any and all trying to accomplish something with any platform in our performance world. I know there will always be competition... but some stoop to some low levels and I get irritated hearing about it all the time.
If you talk the talk, you better crankwalk the walk.
  • 12/11/2012
I agree with you on that. It seems to be a bit excessive in the kit car world, at least with people ripping others off... 

Although some competition is always a good thing, as long as everyone stays honorable.
  • 12/11/2012

That is what i am talking about bud! Keeping it clean and fun. A little competition never hurt anyone... Till someone or some group decides to take it too far...

If you talk the talk, you better crankwalk the walk.
  • 1/28/2013
The other reason it's nice to have a rare car:  nobody knows what can or can't be done to it.

As far as the rest, I have noticed some things locally.

When I go to the local cruise spots, I notice there are cliques.  You have the Mazda 3 crew here, the Honda crew, the German car guys, the "low guys on the totem pole" group, the obnoxious "get the rest of the automotive crews banned from this hangout spot by doing donuts drifting and pointless revving to attract the police" crew... And etc.

When people saw my car for the very first time, they all laughed and made fun of it, and one guy made it a point to come talk trash to me about how my car was a piece of crap.  All I had to say just to get him to go away was "yeah? Must be nice to be a passenger."

I live the automotive lifestyle that we are a community.  We all have a love for cars, and should be equally respectful towards projects or other people's cars as well.

Think of it this way:  Picasso painted really odd paintings that made no sense, at least to me.  But some people love his work.  Some people don't!  But everybody knows his art is worth a LOT of money, therefore it's respected.  Keeping that in mind, our cars are our own versions of Picasso's art.  Some may not like them, some may not, but the work put into it should be respected.
  • 1/28/2013
Enough Said!
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  • 1/29/2013
Originally posted by Oaksy5115
Enough Said!
I posted that picture to facebook the other day. It does sum it up nicely. And with the Picasso metaphor, absolutely correct. Yeah there has and probably will always be the clique. Oh well, we can do our best to pull who we know together. There is something in every manufacturer I love and hate.
If you talk the talk, you better crankwalk the walk.
  • 2/7/2013
This is a topic I've seen play out both ways. It's a wonderful thing when we all get along. When I had the Charger I was young and yes, my parents helped me get it. I respected it immensely, kept it looking good, and behaved myself. When I took it to classic car meets in my hometown, the older enthusiasts would always ask "How'd a young guy like you get into a car like that?" I explained that I had good parents, and stayed out of trouble. That was enough for them. We're all happy our brothers and sisters in the car community bring out whatever they have. The first time I started running into trouble with the car community was in a college club egos took over. Someone always had a better car than someone it seemed, and that was a shame. If someone brings a $200 Fiero and loves it and I can learn something about it, awesome. 

The great thing about this community is we have such different tastes from muscle cars, to imports, drifters to drag racers, lowriders and lifted trucks. I was a vendor at the Rocky Mountain Auto Show a few months back and I had the World Challenge touring car and the Corvette on display. I was bordered by a '32 Ford, choppers, and slammed customs. I think that's great. 

So far I see a lot of respect in the Revvolution community and it's refreshing. 


Travis Wolcott Racing www.traviswolcott.com
  • 2/8/2013
It is very refreshing to see the respect we have for each other and our vehicles. I use to have a lot of my own bias in cars till I turned 20 and started to really learn and pay attention. Yeah egos always seem to get in the way somewhere. For example, at my local track, a few of us all around car guys show up to have fun and support what our friends are running. We talk to a lot of the muscle car guys and check out and oogle what they have. But there is a group that shows up and does like to cause issues... I usually shake my head and walk away if it gets out of hand. That makes me sad... Usually I like to educate... and make a new friend in the scene.
If you talk the talk, you better crankwalk the walk.
  • 2/8/2013
Originally posted by Oaksy5115
Enough Said!
I just saw that in a tuners thread earlier this morning haha.

It looks like a movie poster, pretty cool picture. I think it would be the most boring movie though!

Great words of wisdom guys. 
  • 2/12/2013
I always like to say that is you wouldn't do it in front of a cop, or in front of your mom, don't do it at a car meet.
 
I grew up in Detroit so cars are in my blood. I have been a member of many car clubs, was a founder of two, and been involved in the automotive community in one form or another for many years. I once left a club as an officer becuase of the high-school mentality of the membership. That club has scince died. There are always going to be a few bad apples in every crowd. I too also had biases, but like it was said before, I put those aside to learn a thing or two, make new freinds, and even found some great customers along the way. You can't do that by being a jerk or immature. It is about the cars but more importantly the people and the stories behind the cars. We all have our faviorite rides for a reason and I love hearing about that. I drive a Saturn that very few see or even know about. I know about it, but I know that story already. Sure there are plenty of cars out there that I look at and think my God is that ugly, but the owner sure put love into it and THAT is what I love. Resepect the people and the skills it takes to build and fabricate and admire the dedication. Do this and the community will be a better place.
 
 
David Polley - Owner at High Point Detailing, Denver, CO www.highpointdetailing.com
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