The Motor Enthusiast’s Future | Part One
In listening to a Podcast, I heard a comment that literally hurt my heart. The comment was something to the extent of; “Teaching our children to drive is a waste of time. That time is better spent elsewhere because they just won’t need to know how.” There is no way that gearheads can go the way of blacksmiths and turn into a mere novelty. America has already lost millions of skilled craftsmen since the advent of the 40 hour work week. Motor enthusiasts don’t get the respect they deserve. There is no better self-teaching tool for mechanical innovation than just being a gearhead. For a long time trade schools have been viewed as the job track for people who aren’t smart enough for college. This is far from reality and quite often the burden of student loans from a university leads to a lesser quality of life. America needs people with mechanical aptitude. America needs garage innovators. Our electro-mechanical engineers need the hands-on experience that comes from turning wrenches on the weekend out of passion. Racing improves our dying breed.
P.S. In true #UnrefinedProject form, the thoughts that I have presented here are just a start. I have much research to do, this is just one of many evolving projects, and it is subject to change. Rearranged, not refined, just put it out there raw at some point. Good projects are never finished, they are only abandoned.