The best part about the blanket statements is that they’re totally irrelevant.
I’ve done everything from a bottom up engine rebuild to rebuilding a 4L60 transmission, to European timing belts, and the list goes on.
But now since I don’t feel like doing that stuff anymore, I’m no longer an enthusiast because I only enjoy driving my car. I’ve also forgotten how cars work, and thus I’m just pleb.
ADD checks out.
All (automotive) gearheads are auto enthusiasts but not all auto enthusiasts are gearheads.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
The gatekeeping in this thread is wild.
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Originally Posted by Phillie Phanatic
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My buddies will scoff at some of the guys in our neighborhood that run obnoxious exhausts, stretched tires over silly rimz, and tinted headlights. Those things (especially the headlights ) could be considered dangerous, bad, etc. But some of the other stuff is quite creative. So long as people are appreciating cars in some way shape or form, I'm fine with it. Might be DINMS, but okay. We're all enthusiasts at the end of the day.
So who’s the enthusiast? The guy that can use the car to it’s fullest, or the guy that fixes it for the driver?
Would you say an F1 pit crew member is any more of an enthusiast than the driver? Or vice versa?
You’re making blanket statements that make no sense.
Why not say they’re both huge fans of motor sports and just leave it at that.