Everyone in this world has an innate passion towards something. These passions can be, and are often, extremely diverse. There are people who are passionate about fashion, design, animals, people, photography, and the list can continue on forever. It is also normal for people to have more than one passion or develop new passions and even lose passions along the way.
For us, who are passionate about the car scene, it is important to reminisce about when and how that passion began. For many of us, it started when we saw a specific model vehicle, maybe you were a young kid and a Datsun Z passed you on the highway and that was your hook. It could have been a CRX you sat in at the dealership as a child. It doesn’t even have to be a car that hooked you. It could have been a specific style of modifying a vehicle. It could have been the roar of a V8, the unique “Braap Braap” of a rotary, or the sound of metal clanging as an Impala hopped down the block. For some, it could have been a video game and hearing hearing “Riders of the Storm” just brings back memories. Maybe it was waiting in line at your local movie theater waiting to go in to see a movie from the Fast and Furious franchise.
Surely, there are many possibilities as to what hooked you and allowed you to develop a passion for the automotive. We believe it is very crucial to meditate on these instances that have had such an enormous impact in the way we live. Through this meditation, we can keep that passion alive and help it to grow stronger, ensuring it continues to live within us for many more years to come and for a few lucky of us, for a lifetime.
This is what we aim at achieving with our new concept which we call “ROOTS”. Although the idea is in its early stages and it can move in so many different directions, there are two major ways in which this project will work. The first one is to provide a short history of vehicles, movies, styles and/or any other thing that might have sparked the interest to you as a person. The second is that, through this project we hope to provide a platform in which we can educate each other. You guys will learn through reading and we will learn through the research we will perform throughout the whole endeavor. Even though we have a list of potential first topics, please drop us a comment below with ideas on which vehicles, media, styles or anything else that introduced you to the scene and we will surely look into it and provide some input for all to see.