How Has Your Mom Influenced Your Automotive Taste?
I enjoy working on cars and I can attribute that to watching and helping my dad work on cars when I was growing up. But he has always had a practical view of cars, to him they were appliances or tools to accomplish an objective, and maintenance and repairs were the means to keep that tool humming. But, to my financial detriment, I’ve always been bored by the practical. My cars have always had a certain style, performance level, and have made a statement.
This I owe completely to my mother. I grew up hearing stories about her family’s road trips throughout Mexico, her sister’s Ford Mustang, and her own brownish-purple Dinalpin (as it was known in Mexico, or the Alpine A110 elsewhere). These were cars with verve! They got me excited about cars in general and epic drives through sunny, faraway places with strange names. I think there is a direct relationship between my editorship here and the passion for autos and adventure that she instilled in me. So this Mother’s Day, I’ll thank her for the usual–her warmth, understanding, and love–but I’ll also have to thank her for my style and love of all things automotive.
As this coming Sunday is Mothers’ Day in the US, please share how (if at all) your mom has influenced your automotive tastes.
Photography by Amikam Gilad