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Old 01-20-2008, 03:53 AM   #1
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YOU MIGHT BE A CAR-NUT IF…
If you met me on the street you would think I’m a pretty normal guy, and in most aspects that would be true. I am, however, a sick person; I suffer from an incurable disease. I am a car nut.
There are a number of ways to determine if you are afflicted by this disease. Below I have listed some ways to tell if you are a car nut.
You might be a car nut if:
1. You have owned more cars than years you have been driving. Example: I have been driving for 9 years and have owned 15 cars.
2. You own 3-4 cars at a time, and 2 of them don’t run.
3. You attend car events of all kinds: car shows, races, truck shows, etc. You even attend events for cars you don’t even like, just because it is related to cars.
4. You own the most extensive collection of toy cars anyone has ever seen. I’m talking matchbox cars, model cars, die cast cars, etc.
5. You spend more quality time with your car than your girlfriend/wife.
6. You get into a fight with your significant other and instead of making you sleep on the couch he/she takes away your detailing supplies.
7. When you buy a new house, you are only concerned
with the size of the garage.
8. You attend auto shows even when you’re not looking to buy a car.
9. You know the 0-60 times of all of your cars and their closest 5 competitors.
10. The engine compartment of your car is clean enough to eat off.
11. You have trained your significant other to spot different models of cars and the modifications they have on them.
12. On road trips, you always challenge yourself to get their faster than the last time.
13. Your garage holds more cars than your house has bedrooms.
14. You have enough spare parts to build another car.
15. You have car parts in your cubicle at work.
16. You ask your fiancé if you can register at AutoZone,
Napa and Advance Auto.
17. The reading material in your bathroom is all car magazines, car and racing catalogs and a few books written by famous drivers.
18. Your family brings a couch into the garage so they can spend some time with you.
19. You can’t stand anyone telling you how to drive. You already know you are the best!
20. You always want to change something on your car to make it handle better.
21. You spend more time polishing your car then you do bathing.
22. You spend more on insurance premiums than food.
23. You know the 0-60 and ¼ mile times of your lawn mower and want to improve them.
24. After you tell your significant other where you want to go on vacation, he/she asks, “Why - is there a car show or race there?”
25. You have the auto parts store on your speed dial.
26. When someone asks where you went to school you reply, “Skip Barber.”
27. Your email or screen name refers to your car and not you.
28. You sit in your car in a dark garage and make car noises, shift and practice your heel toe shifting.
29. You look at the purchase of tools as a long-term investment.
30. You have a separate drawer for garage clothes.
This is just a small list of ways to determine if you are an addict. I have grown up a car nut, being raised by one - my father. It is like a bug and once you are bitten there is no remedy to get rid of it. You can try to pick other hobbies and jobs, but in the end it will always come down to cars. So, the best thing to do is just give in, admit you have a problem, then say the hell with it and go enjoy that car!
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I'll add my own.

You name your daughters "Carmen Ghia" and "Caroline Shelby".

Instead of the doghouse, you sleep in the car. You feel safer there.

Your home stereo consists of a Kenwood CD/MP3 car stereo, several Kicker amps, and Infinity speakers.

You will use your cars exhaust to blow up air mattresses when at the beach.

You will use your cars hot engine to heat up a pot of water when camping.

You give your car a name.

Your garage has more greasy spots than a Fiat dealership.
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BTW, I am guilty of all the above. Except for the first one. If I were to have any daughters, however.....may the good Lord help them.
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BTW, I am guilty of all the above. Except for the first one. If I were to have any daughters, however.....may the good Lord help them.
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Here'* some:

You name you pets after Famous Car Guys or a Car itself.

You Talk to your car.

Car Parts in your bedroom.

Your homepage on your computer is Car Related
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You assign your car a gender, typically opposite of your own, and also give it human emotions and feelings that it frequently acts on or exhibits.
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If you go to the junkyard looking for parts in -11 degree (before windchill) weather!
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You assign your car a gender, typically opposite of your own, and also give it human emotions and feelings that it frequently acts on or exhibits.
<~~~~~~GUILTY!

But my car is a she
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If you go to the junkyard looking for parts in -11 degree (before windchill) weather!
Ha! Truth!!
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If you go to the junkyard looking for parts in -11 degree (before windchill) weather!
Ha! Truth!!
starting to feel my toes again too
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