Fun & Games The car addiction thread. Where to come to get help.

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  1. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
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    Do you have a car addiction? Are you in denial?

    You may have a problem if you answer yes to one or more of these questions.

    1. Are you Dave.0 or do you try to detail your car like him?
    2. Do you wash your car in the rain, then find ways to
    justify it?
    3. Do you do DE's, Track days, AutoX or Rally?
    4. Do you have a radar detector?
    5. Do you ever walk by the garage and open the door just
    to get a look at your baby, oops I mean car??
    6. Do you have more than one car related t-shirt?
    7. Do you get more than one car magazine?
    8. Do you ever buy performance parts and hide them or
    tell your wife/husband that you are repairing the car not
    Moding it?
    9. Do you ever talk to your car?
    10. When you hit a pothole do you feel sympathy pains for
    your car?
    11. do you know what any of this means; SCCA, BMWCCA,
    WRC, F1, IMSA and so on?
    12. Are you a member of, or do you have the DriveTribe
    app on your phone? if not get it!
    13. Do you watch; Grand Touring, Top Gear, or velocity
    channel?

    These are just some of the signs you may have an addiction.
    You can post here and receive group therapy at no cost. Don't feel shame anymore you are among friends here.

    No one will laugh at you.....well as far as you know.
     
  2. MCS02

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    Ok I will be the first to admit I may have a problem.

    Hi my name is Lee.....

    This morning I took down the paint booth in my garage, swept the garage. Then I washed one of my MINIs in the rain, parked it in the garage and dried it off. Then came inside and played GT5. When I walked by the garage I had to take a look.

    I was handling my addiction fine but then one of the other addicts here sold me a faster drug/car. He did this because he was moving up to a faster drug/car.
    Its not really his fault, I got this from my Dad.
     
  3. Redbeard

    Redbeard JCW: because fast is fun!
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    I may have a problem:

    I have countless racing and humorus vehicular shirts and hats.

    I am currently listening to IMSA radio so I can hear the the practice sessions at The Glen.

    I daily drive a manual and rev-match down shift every time I slow down.

    My wife has a Stage 2 Cobb Tuned WRX and works part time for IMSA and COTA. She is an enabler....
     
  4. DneprDave

    DneprDave Well-Known Member
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    1. No, There is only one Dave.O
    I do have a roll around cart full of detail products and detail
    my cars and relative's cars. But not nearly as much as
    Dave.O

    2. No, that's just crazy

    3. No, I only race on the streets.

    4. Yes, ever since the first radar detectors came out in the '70's

    5. Yes, though it's in a carport, I back it in so I can see it
    better when I walk by it.

    6. Yes, three MINI tees and two hotrod car show tees

    7. Yes, Classic Motorsports magazine and MC2

    8. No, She encourages my car hobby, I'm not hanging out in
    bars and she knows where I am.

    9. No, I talk to the radio, and the dog, but not the MINI.

    10. No, there are few pothole around here and they are easy to
    avoid

    11. SCCA - Sports car Club of America. The rest, I have no
    clue.

    12. No, I don't have a smartphone.

    13. Sort of, I watch car shows very infrequently.
     
  5. Goldsmithy

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    Hello. My name is Teddy and I am an addict... Buff said.
     
  6. Minidave

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    Hi, my name's Dave, and I'm a caroholic.

    Crowd answers *Hi Dave*

    I did not get it from my dad, but I am afraid I have passed it on to my son and my grandchildren - girls and boys!
     
  7. Friskie

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    Highly motivated retiree
    In the here and now, for now.
    I can quit any time I want.
     
  8. Motoring Magic

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    Motoring Magic Owner, Ventura County's ONLY MINI s
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    no way, not me

    Hmmmmm-a lifestyle business servicing/modding/loving MINIs
    Over 80 cars and 20 motorcycles owned in my life-current fleet includes A 2003 R50cooper/2008 R56 Red Bull cooper/ 2008 MCS 250 whp/2009 MCS 150,000 miles daily driver just because I LOVE the redwood red leather interior/ 2012 MCS 112000 miles ONE thermostat is the only repair ever needed beyond service parts-best MINI ever! AND a 2015 Paceman…. Plus an 05 Pontiac GTO and a BMW motorcycle. Leisure time spent with SCMM all over SoCal, as well as supercar Sundays, driving events, MTTS for some leg each time and once all the way….naaaah I don’t have am addiction, heck I’m nearly normal!
     
  9. MCS02

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    This is called DENIAL!:D
     
  10. wmwny

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    To be "normal", you'll need to get a Classic to round out your collection....:ihih:
     
  11. DneprDave

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    Maybe being a car enthusiast skips a generation, my dad looked at cars as appliances, my grandfather always had really cool cars and motorcycles.
    For years, granddad drove a Lagonda. His last car was an Austin Princess with Austin-Healey 3000 running gear.
     
  12. old81

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    Yes, I admit it, I have a wee small problem. I got 100% if that was a quiz, unless you toss out #1, the maybe 98%

    :)
     
  13. Motoring Magic

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    excellent point-parking would require getting rid of something though---ugh-decisions decisions--they are ALL my children!
     
  14. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    I don't have a car problem....
    I buy one, I sell one, I buy another one... no problem!
     
  15. DneprDave

    DneprDave Well-Known Member
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    My problem is that I buy a car, see another I like and buy that one too, and so on and so on. I don't sell the old ones.

    I have six cars and a motorcycle and am lusting after another car. I'll get it, just as soon as I add on to the garage.
     
  16. Dave.0

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    Hi my name is Dave.0.

    Crowed answers: "yeah we know"

    I have a car problem but I enjoy it. The wife love it because if she gets annoyed with me, which does happen often she says go play in the garage with the Mistress. ::thumbsup: * Note she named the car not me. :smilewinkgrin:

    Going out to wash both cars today.
     
  17. MCS02

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    I'm in your boat! But what kid ever said "i have too many hot wheels"?
     
  18. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    You're so damn fortunate Dave... She's a keeper!
     
  19. Dave.0

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    Oh do I know it. :ihih:

    Her RX350 is always clean, so she is happy.

    Happy wife, happy life. <-- I learned that the 2nd time around. :lol:
     
  20. wmwny

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    A Classic would be so small, you could even park it sideways in a normal 2 car garage. I know this to be a fact, because I did it in my parents' garage when I was in high school with my '59 Morris Mini Minor. I even had enough room to get in and out the driver's side without bashing either car or getting nailed by the garage door as it came down.

    So, you see, getting a Classic would not mean you would have to get rid of one of your other children at all. :ihih:
     

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