But sometimes you need some brainstorming? "Yep"One of the things that I like about construction is that there is often a sense of camaraderie among the guys. It is sort of like a sports team or the military in that you have several men working together toward a common goal.
Many times, I prefer to work on my cars alone. Distractions from others can cloud my thought process and lead to screw-ups.
Other times though, I like having friends around. The jokes, the stories and sometimes pranks make it a lot of fun.
I joined a car club in 2004 for this very reason. I figured that guys that joined a Mopar club might be the type I'd like to do car projects with.
It has not worked out that way. While they are nice people, most of the members never do anything. No car shows, no junkyard crawls, no interest in car movies and IF they have a classic, it never shows any progress.
That is very disappointing.
One friend of mine here has all but lost interest in cars since he sold his Challenger to fund the purchase of property. I've reached out to the car club guys but as stated, most of them are nowhere near as car crazy as I am. I do know of a couple more though.
Sometimes if I commit to the guys coming over, it motivates me to get up and moving. If it is up to me (And it is cloudy or cold) it is easy to just stay inside.
Do you enjoy having the guys over or do you prefer to work and tinker alone?
I have 2 sons. They are not alot into cars. But they like scrap yards. And are decent with wrench and support for some small racing efforts. What gets me? They won't drive on a track? If my dad had muscle era cars that need pilots? I would still be living in his basement?I had one car club guy that would say..."Give me a call when you want to go to the junkyards..."
I did. He then said he can't be outside when it is over 85 degrees.
W T F ???
Another is a black hole of time and sadness.....always wanting help while having zero value to help anyone else since he knows hardly anything.
Several are just nice old people that sold off their cars and have nothing to work on.
Its the age of cell phones and Participation trophies...If I go to scrap yard alone? It's for something small and specific. (Although our best yard closed this year.)
I have 2 sons. They are not alot into cars. But they like scrap yards. And are decent with wrench and support for some small racing efforts. What gets me? They won't drive on a track? If my dad had muscle era cars that need pilots? I would still be living in his basement?
Times are changing.
A little bit. Every generation calls the next generation lazy and unfocused. My dad hated my Muscle cars. In his world? If the car is not the size of an aircraft carrier? It's not an automobile.Its the age of cell phones and Participation trophies...
I am losing some to life. One is a drunk and has become somewhat useless. Another with health issues. Others typically need my property and resources more than my actual wrench time. But that means move my stuff so they can work on their's? Errrr. Lol. But is what it is.I moved from Oregon to Florida ten years ago...All of my car buddies are 3300 miles away now.... Just having ONE for those 3 handed jobs would be great occasionally