Originally posted on GarageBoyzMagazine.com Issue # 6
With a new year beginning, it's a time to reflect on what was, what is, and what shall be. Its a time to think about the project car or bike sitting in the garage waiting to be finished.
I know it has been a tough year on the money side of things, and the "toys" are usually the first to suffer, but what if this is the wrong approach? Do you remember how good it felt to steal an hour here or there, or even just a few minutes, so you could just twist one more nut or bolt? Doesn't it feel good to not think about the boss, or the job or the bills for just a little bit while your immersed in your hobby or passion?
Sure, you may not have the money to have the new crate motor show up at the door, but be honest, aren't there still a million other little things you can do. A little sanding here or a little priming there, or a rebuild of the carb, so that it's ready to go. It may not be as glamorous as dropping that shiny new motor in the chassis, but was it ever really about the glamour? Isn't part of why we do what we do just about forgetting the everday, having a few buddies over the garage and twisting wrenches and maybe tipping a brew or two.
Yes, we all have New Years Resolutions for self improvement, but how about giving ourselves a resolution of self enjoyment. By just taking that few minutes a day to spend some quality time with the machines we love, and getting that much closer to having the car or bike complete
for the cruise-in and car shows, we not only do something for the car, but for ourselves as well.
Taking this all one step further, not only will you be helping yourself, but you'll be helping the Kulture community. By putting one more classic car or vintage hot rod or whatever, back on the road, it may inspire the next guy or some young kid who sees your machine and wants one of his own. This is really what its about no ? Quality time for ourselves, our machines and keeping our Kulture alive and thriving.
Proudly Serving The Kulture Community... Rich "Bingo" Fournier (Bingo@Kultureblog.com)
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