Hello wonderful readers of Automoblog, my name is K.C. and I am a new addition to the Automoblog family. This is my first post here and I wanted to introduce myself and give you a preview of what’s to come from me.
About me, I am 22 and I hail from Las Vegas, NV. I received my degree in graphic design, but writing has always been enjoyable to me, especially when chronicling one of my greatest passions.
This brings me to my relationship with the automobile and how I got here, on the backside of Automoblog, conversing with you fine folk. Growing up, like most little boys (and some little girls too), I was fascinated by the 4 wheeled moving machine my family and I hopped in to go on trips both long and short. The inherent knowledge that, at seemingly freewill, this machine could take us to the ends of the world without batting an eye was both exciting and comforting at once. From there, the design aspect of the automobile became increasingly important. As could be expected, sports cars were always my top picks in Hot Wheels, even when they were slightly slower than the late-80s sedan down those wonderful yellow tracks.
Eventually, those 1:24 scale cars became full scale cars and my love grew even deeper. I got my first car at 14, a 1955 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan, snowshoe white over aquatone blue with a dark blue interior. It was a bit of a double edged sword, I learned a lot about cars and maintenance, but the fact that it was 50 years old made it slightly impractical for a new driver. Gas prices were climbing and it didn’t exactly sip fuel, so I eventually sold the car (but kept the vin number in hopes to someday track it down and buy it back). I now drive a Scion xB, which I have enjoyed modifying over the past 3 years, and I am now hoping to move onto a different project soon.
I’d like to end with what I continue to love about automobiles…freedom. For those of us that modify, they are a canvas by which to paint our masterpiece. For the lead footed folk, cars assist in satisfying that need for speed. When you need to get away for a bit, your car is there waiting to take you. For the car designers, that block of clay they start out with gets shaped and carved into their own masterpieces. That is why I love cars, they represent freedom, at least for me.
I hope you enjoyed my first post here, and I hope to have many more including top ten lists, history lessons, and tutorials – just to name a few.
Now I’d like to open this up to you, what was your first and/or most memorable car? What do cars represent to you?