Every day, your favorite writers log onto their computers, fire up those keyboards, and write the stories that you love. Apparently, we have a bit of a theme going on and we didn’t even know it. Our little slice of utopia for all things that drive, ride, and fly has been looking a bit like a prepper site lately.
Something I love about our ragtag group is that we all have something that we love that’s perhaps just a touch out of what many would say is normal. Each of us has something different to offer. David is the undisputed champion of rust and has proven that he can turn a pile of random rusty parts into a functional vehicle that passes inspection. I love everything with an engine or motor, regardless if it flies, rides, sails, or drives. Then there’s Jason, with his intricate knowledge of taillights and cars that you never heard of before. There’s also Thomas, great with car audio technology, turns car news into delightful reads, and could probably tell you anything about a BMW. Don’t forget our wonderful contributors, who range from fighter pilots and engineers to daydreaming designers, car designers, cheap car flippers, first-time car reviewers, and more! We love our experts!
Combine all of us, and I guess you do get some weird results. Results that andyindividual noticed when commenting on Thomas’ piece on a Subaru that looks like it’s ready to tackle a post-apocalyptic Brooklyn:
I’m concerned that this site is starting to take on a real ‘prepper’ tone. From RVs to drive out into the middle of nowhere to live in, shitboxes you can use as battering rams, Mad Maxing roadside trash, individuals hauling their rusty crap to the coast to presumably start a new survivor cult with a multi-tiered member-caste system… How much of a dystopia with this autopia be?
I guess it is a useful tip to know you should eat your spaghetti in the shower, lest you be seen and mistaken for a zombie.
As for this Subie, it looks like someone tried to make a Citroen Cactus but lacked the humour and joy to pull it off.
I wanted to counter, saying that we’re just enthusiastic about silly vehicles. Then, I looked again and realized that andyindividual is so right. The very first article that I wrote for money was about a rare bus that could also be an RV. It’s now more than two years later and I’m still working that beat. Heck, I’m so in love with buses and RVs that I’ve now owned two buses and a fiberglass camper. And when I’m not dreaming about driving a GM New Look like it’s a Corvette, I’m taking totally unprepared cars into the wilderness, then using them to pick up roadside trash.
My colleagues publish similar types of pieces, including the very Subaru article that andyindividual commented on earlier today. We’ve also been writing a lot about off-road expedition RVs. And now, we have David moving across the country, and who knows what will happen out there. Huh, I guess we’ve unintentionally made ourselves look like preppers telling you how to prepare for a dystopian future! I can say that what we publish are things that we love to write and we’re definitely not planning on some grim future, or something…
Look, just keep eating that shower spaghetti and everything will be fine.
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