Valentine’s Day Special – Spread The Car Love
Five videos that’ll reignite your passionby Jonathan Lopez, on
There’s really one good reason you’re reading these words right now – you love cars. Non-car people don’t get it. They laugh and roll their eyes, calling it a waste of time to fix up that old beater, a waste of money to get out to the track for another weekend. That’s ok – let ‘em. Of course it doesn’t make sense to them. They don’t know the joy of finally getting an engine to spark back to life. They don’t know the thrill of setting a new personal best lap time. Too bad for them.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled five videos that are sure to remind you why you love cars. We’ve got a little bit of everything here, from Euro speed to Japanese tech, ground-up rebuilds to expansive muscle car car collections.
So sit back, hit play, and when you’re done, treat yourself to a drive.
Continue reading to check out the videos.
Porsche 911 Hotness
Few cars out there are capable of igniting passion like the 911. As the chief deity in Cult Porsche, the 911 is as iconic as they come, embodying over five decades of racing and sports car goodness. This video is a tribute to the 997 Carrera 4S, complete with all the goose-bump inducing sights and sounds you’d expect from a spirited outing in a Stuttgart special.
A 300ZX Love Story
It’s funny how some cars just click. Something about the way it looks, the way it sounds, the way it feels to drive… it just works. Such is the case for Joe Gamas and the 1990 Nissan 300ZX. Countless hours, every spare penny, blood, sweat, and tears… you know the story. The result is simply stunning.
Rebuild It From Scratch
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – the passion crosses all boundaries. This video is the story of Kathryn DiMaria, a fourteen-year-old rebuilding a 1986 Pontiac Fiero from the ground up using money earned from babysitting and selling her welding art online. The goal? Complete her dream car by the time she’s old enough to get her license.
Muscle Cars Everywhere
Close your eyes and imagine a “cool” car. What does it look like? What does it sound like? For Brian and Samantha Styles, the answer is obvious – it’s gotta be a classic muscle car. Hit play and take a tour through the “Zoo,” the Styles’ collection of ‘Cudas, Goats, and Mustangs.
The industry might be drifting towards electrification, but thankfully, the sounds of internal combustion are still very much alive and well, especially in the world of racing. If none of the above videos did it for you, give this one a try. Don’t forget your headphones.