Some people look at a car as only a means to an end--a four-wheeled
conveyance that can move people and cargo from one point to another in a
relatively efficient fashion.
Others are consumed by cars--intoxicated by the burble of a well-tuned
engine, struck dumb by a beautifully painted fender, reduced to babbling wrecks
by the prospect of reducing to smoke a perfectly good set of tires.
We in the Amazon.com Auto Parts & Accessories Store are in the latter group--we are a
group of otherwise reasonable people who turn into sickos and nitwits when we
start discussing cars. Not that I'm any better--I'm a walking automotive freak show. What else
would you call somebody who finds a Ford Maverick Grabber a more interesting
proposition than a nice, safe Toyota Camry?
I'll be posting regularly in this space about my Car Lust, paying
tribute to the various cars that I find, for whatever reason,
intriguing and desirable in some way. They won't all be exotics, and at
times the commonplace stars in our everyday lives may make an
Car Lust will be a celebration of all things automotive--a glorious hymn to
the beauty of internal combustion; a tribute to the poetry of a small roadster
on a curvy mountain road; a visceral taste of hard acceleration.
Or not. But at the very least I promise you'll get a reluctant glimpse into
that dark place in my psyche that just can't get enough of Peugeots.
you can't conceive why you'd ever want to see something so horrifying,
you can save a lot of heartburn by unsubscribing right now. Simply go
to the "Customize Amazon Daily" link at the top-right (or simply click here
), go to the "Home and Family" header, and uncheck Car Lust. You'll never be bothered with this tripe again.
For those hardy souls who will be sticking around, welcome aboard--I hope you enjoy the trip.