There’s something to be said for having a real connection between a driver and his car. I’m not talking about ‘connection’ in a platonic level, but in a deep and personal level that only the driver and his car share. I’ve seen some people have that kind of relationship with their cars. It doesn’t matter if they don’t have the right clothes to match the status of the car, or that they don’t have a proper garage to park their cars. What’s important to them is the car. Nothing else matters.

Watching this episode of Petrolicious made me remember those people. This episode features Michael von Trzebiatowski and a 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8, or to be a little clearer about it, this episode is all about von Trzebiatowski’s relationship with his DBS. From the start, it’s established that the DBS is more than just a car for von Trzebiatowski. It’s a realization of a desire and a dream to one day own this specific model and the lengths he went to just so he could fulfill his dream.

You know that someone loves his car in he purest and rawest sense when he makes - I’ll just say it - irrational decisions about it. For most people, the way von Trzebiatowski took ownership of his DBS could be described as irrational. But, for those who understand the sacrifices that have to be made in order to realize one’s dream of owning his dream car, von Trzebiatowski is the kind of success and love story that resonates with those who share his passion.

Sometimes, a car is more than just a car. In those rare instances, it becomes a partner, a mate, a friend, and in the case of von Trzebiatowski, a love affair. That’s the beauty of being a real car enthusiast. The word "love" isn’t measured in power, speed, or price tag, but in dreams being fulfilled.

Aston Martin DBS

1970 Aston Martin DBS High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the Aston Martin DBS here.

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