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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Automotive passion
wow, that's a big question, and it depends on timescale as much as anything else. A car - a beautiful car - is the result of a skilled craftsman's endevours. It is a celebration of skill in the artistry of metal as much as anything else.
But then you can look at it this way. What use is it - or the skills used in its creation - when you park it in a famine zone. What does the stupendous beauty of the 156 say about us, that we can create such a gorgeous car, when parts of the world struggle through famine or disease? How much does culture matter to a mother who has no idea how she can feed her child during the day? Hidden door handles. Tick. A nod to Alfas of the past. Tick. A sassy saloon? Tick.
Kids dying from disease and famine? That's a tick, too.
A driver is always faithful to a car that's always faithful to its driver.
Sometimes in the darkest hour, love comes shining through.
Then it doesn't seem so far from me to you.