For those of us which enjoy modifying these magnificent metal beasts, it becomes an incredibly personal relationship. A special bond develops between man and machine, similar to that of a pet. They are our loyal companions to the bitter end, and believe me, the end is always bitter. We grow together, learn together, get in arguments. Yes, arguments.
But on the other hand, it's not just the relationship with the car that makes this hobby so incredible. It's the people we meet. It's hard to find a group so passionate about what they do as car enthusiasts. Sure some hold fierce loyalty to branding but when you get down to it, there's so much to be had in common. The community is so accepting to all walks of life, and it's amazing.
Those that view us as hooligans throwing our money away will never care to delve any deeper than the surface. They will never understand what lies beneath; that this is forever engraved into our souls. I guess I just want to stop explaining myself to these people. Sure cars are a horrible investment from a financial standpoint, but that's as far as that statement goes. For this much fun, knowledge and brotherhood, I'll smile all the way to the poorhouse.
And this will be my chariot.