27 March 2007

Carburetor Dung



“OLD” car ownership,


I heard you said “old”? Well, there are lots of ways to call them.

Those without any taste will call them old-car, a-very-old-car or some even worst, a-piece-of-junk. Can’t blame them, they are tasteless. They have forgotten without these ‘old’ cars, they wont be driving the new model of ‘Tin-Boxes’ that they are driving now.

On the other hand, those with taste will appreciate these vehicles. And these people will call them, Classic-cars, Retro-cars and the best of all Cool Cars. Why?.... because you seldom see them on the road zooming around or doing supermarket shopping like the Porsche 911,the Merc M-class or whatever-class or the Bimmer-whatever-series.

Park an old 1975 BMW 2002 (ask some Bimmer owners, I bet you a lot of them don’t know what and which model are these) beside a new 7series at a traffic light. Then ask the people inside the two vehicle behind them which vehicle are they looking at? The small miserable oil-spitting-1975 BMW 2002 or the New and super fully-equipped-computerised-missle-launcher 7 series?

Those who said that they are looking at the 1975 Bimmer 2002, I salute you. You got taste!! And for those who said naaa… I am looking at the new missile-launcher 7series.., don’t lie!! Look at yourself in your car cabin rear view mirror and ask yourself which Bimmer are you actually looking at or trying to steal a glimpse of?

Well, that’s a 30-years-gap between these two cars, my friend. In these 30 years, you can even walk to Katmandhu and back!

~ Why go thru all the hassle of owning an “old” vehicle while there are loads and loads of new vehicle out there in the market and tons of choices? (..to be continue.)

2 comments:

shagg said...

hi there carbman,
nice blog here mate,and thank goodness people like you excist...hahaha.im a classic car enthusiast who collects classic minis,i agree with you we have taste,i drive my mini in uk everyday to work and i just love the simplicity of my minis,without ecu or injector makes the car works better and always an easy fix.Unfortunately we cannot buy any car with age of more than five years old from outside brunei anymore,if not ill be the ultimate classic car collector in brunei hahahaha....anyway keep it up dude...

Carburetorman said...

Thanks man...
Come back often...
Cheers dude....