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We give them names. Call them “baby.” Protect them with coverings. We even pass them on as family
heirlooms. And we treat them with as much care as newborn children.
OK, sometimes we destroy them, but it's a risk some are willing to take.
It's not rational or practical, but there's a love burning deep inside that only we know.We're car people. Inside and out. Working with cars is more than a paycheck or a throwaway hobby, something to pass
the time. It's a passion you can't explain but that you understand with every look, touch and smell of freshly
cleaned leather or burning rubber.
It doesn't matter if you're into hot pink Minis or solid black monster trucks. Or if you're obsessed with the
details of door-handle craftsmanship or you chromed out your undercarriage. It’s only for your eyes—and
Car lovers are an unspoken society whose members understand the rules of the road but aren't afraid to break them on the track. There's mutual respect, whatever you're into.
NASCAR race cars, cruising low-riders, your grandpa's old pickup truck and souped-up vintage sports cars. Every mile tells a story, every vehicle contains its own legends. They're a form of expression from the paint to the giddyup to the sharp turns to the slow rolling-in parking jobs. A car is a statement, each one with its own personality and shine.
Sure, cars are designed to get us from Point A to Point B. But what about the unknown journeys? Working with cars,
you never know who you're going to meet or what kind of model you're going to take in or the whispers those seats
Car culture is inclusive. All are welcome, and you never feel alone. If doesn't matter if you love four wheels, two
wheels, monster wheels or anything in between. It's being one with the road, designing mesmerizing pieces and
putting your sweat—and yes, sometimes your tears and your blood—into every job you work on.
Cars are power. They're individuality. They're fast and they're loud and they're customized. Some deserve reverence
or admiration or jaw-dropping stares. But they all deserve respect. Many say cars are freedom. We say they're
The sound of the revving of an engine is our music of choice. Some cars never hit the road but they're majestic
masterpiece beauties to behold. There are cars we spend hours on, toiling over every detail, to gleefully crash on
the track—and get back to work to do it all over again.
You don't have to explain your love for cars. Those who understand just know.
It's work with your hands, being one with the metal, not being afraid to get down and dirty with these objects that
each make a statement all their own.
Your car is an extension of you, whether you drive it every day or keep it in your garage to work on for decades. It
may be a piece of machinery but the emotions cars inspire are vast.
Are you car culture?
Then why not join the thousands of men and women across the country who have turned their undying devotion into
careers? Have you spent hours online looking for an auto mechanic school near me?
But seriously, it’s not like you can call working on cars, trucks, motorcycles, or boats a job., right?
Learn how Neil Tjin went from a high school student tinkering with cars, to winning Best in Show at SEMA.
Greg Miller began his career at BMW after graduating from Universal Technical Institute Houston. He never expected his passion for cars would take him to the nation’s largest Ferrari showcase competition.
Keino Sasaki owns Keino Cycles custom motorcycles in New York. He's also a graduate of Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. Read about his journey.
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