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Beers, BBQ, Boobs and Burnouts, basically sounds like a wet dream for just about any car enthusiast. The game has changed, the Internet with its’ endless knowledge is slowly making society more ignorant and less educated by the day. Kids are “turning up” and partying to gain followers, not to have fun. Weekends with friends consist of who can get the most likes on their Instagram photo and admiring what Sammy scene points did to their car.
A growing trend has emerged, real enthusiasts are getting harder and harder to find by the day. People are building cars for fame, not for fun. The love of building cars seems to have taken a so-called backseat and building to “fit in” seems to be all the rage.
The need for others to feel accepted is growing, originality is dying and quality seems to be non-existent. Luckily, there are a few who still do it for the love; quietly spending hours upon hours alone in their garages. Taking the extra time to do things right, making sure everything they do is perfect, not for likes online, but for a sense of accomplishment in their hearts.
Dave DelTorto, a name known to very few people in the car scene, is one of these last true enthusiasts. His E30 built from the bottom up, no expense spared and no corners cut. He does it for the love, like the high school kid sitting on the bench playing purely for the love of the game, not the fame.
It is people like Dave that bring other true enthusiasts together. Our 4th of July weekend was spent having fun, not with our faces glued to our phones posting photos for fame. Beers, good friends and cars are the only thing a man needs, well that and some good BBQ food. Beers were drank to have fun, not chug and record videos of us partying for the world to see. Society as a whole needs to take a step back, and ask themselves, “Am I doing this because I truly enjoy it or because I just want to fit in?”