Tuesday, September 11, 2007

When God was handing out mechanical skills and love of cars: I was notably absent

Quick hint---when trying to carry on a conversation with me about cars; don't bother. All my life, whenever this happens, I simply nod my head over and over and hope that the subject will get changed soon. This basically happens when I'm talking to guys who assume that because I'm male, I must have knowledge of every car ever made and the difference between engines. They also mis-assume that I care about the subject. Sorry, I don't. I know where oil goes, that's the extent of my mechanical skills. As far as any other type of appreciation for cars, as long as it gets me from point A to point B, that's a good car.

I think there are vehicles that are extremely ugly (the Element comes to mind), and some that have a beautiful and timeless look that I can appreciate (Jaguars). I won't go out of my way to visit a car show; but I happened to run across this, and thought some of you motorheads might enjoy a look.

World's biggest car show

My, how times have changed. Remember when MPG was the primary selling point; or, that you could fit the entire hockey team in your vehicle, along with equipment. Now, it's how much CO2 output does it have.

I'm gonna talk to MM and see about trading in our Town & Country mini-van for this. The kids should be fine in the trunk.