Why didn't he just come out and say it? Probably because we car enthusiasts have been judged...
and who could blame them? These flashy cars got everyone's attention in all the wrong way. When you tell people you like cars, are you afraid people will think you're a tacky car artist?
I told him I was also into cars and we had a lengthy discussion that was cut short when my shift ended. Its hard to find car guys these days and its even harder to identify them. The guy didn't drive a car you'd think would be driven by someone who is an enthusiast. Then again, I don't either. Are car guys disappearing or are they all just in hiding? These days I can only tell if someone's an enthusiast if its a straight-looking guy driving a manual transmission Miata. Everyone modifies their vehicle these days so you can't say someone's an enthusiast just because they drive this:
Everyone slaps on taillight mods (altezzas, blacked-out vinyls) and everyone changes out their wheels.
So, readers (I know there's like two of you out there): how do you find other people that are into cars?