We’ve had the casual, stopped in the middle of the road chat about each others trucks. I drive an old Mitsubishi. He drives an old Ford. We smile and wave at each other. #goodguys #gearheadsunited
Today I noticed one of his other vehicles has a cartoon Trump peeing on the world “LIBERALS” in the back window.
Ugh. Really, dude?
Here’s the thing, though. Much as my brain is using that decal to assign a raft of stereotypes to this guy I barely know—I’m not going to let those negative thoughts stick. I’m sure he’s seen my Bernie 2016 and ITMFA decals. And he still smiles and waves.
You could unpack a dozen different lessons from this experience. But the one I like best is the one where I see how, when we focus on what we have in common, it’s a lot easier to live with our differences.
Hell. We might even be able leverage our differences to make the world a better place for everyone.
Two years later, it’s happening. It’s FINALLY happening.
What was originally going to be a $27 series of weekly emails full of meaningful gearhead summer activities has—thanks to generous feedback from several individuals (you know who you are)—is now going to be something of a next level gearhead scavenger hunt—and 100% free of charge.
But there’s nothing “scavenger” about it.
This is more of a prospector hunt.
This summer, we’re exploring a variety of fun projects together—some small, some large, and ALL designed to help us unlock the next level—regardless of where we are now.
NLGS is a summer adventure game for gearheads. Three months of automotive excellence.