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What Kind of Car Guy Are You, Anyway?

Posted November 11, 2014 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto project car

Last night I was watching the collection of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies that my wife gave me for my birthday. Fans of the franchise will recall that Harry Callahan usually had a catchphrase he repeated at opportune moments throughout each film. For Magnum Force, the one with the vigilante rookie cops, it was, "A man has got to know his limitations." They were words to live by when I first saw the movie at about 10 years old in the 1970s (sanitized for network TV) and now.

It got me thinking about how that phrase applies to us and the cars we own, restore, drive or simply worship. Though this hobby is comprised of diverse people-the common thread tying us together being an affinity for cars (usually vintage ones)-we can still be categorized.

See the car guy archetypes on Hemmings Daily.

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11/11/2014 11:38 PM

I'd like to amend the list.

Crazed Tinkerer

What you do, get a notion to use all the spare pieces of automotive debauchery you have laying/hanging around to build a toy to enjoy/curse at your leisure while not spending a$$tons of money. What you'll get is something that won't keep you awake at night (unless you want it too) or put you in the poor house but will allow the daily stresses to melt off of you while thoroughly enjoying yourself. It might not be pretty or fast but you'll still take pride in it and enjoy it until it's time is over then take it apart and store/get rid of it.

What you won't do: Worry!!

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