Nope, no car culture here.
There’s a Washington Post article proclaiming that, once again, car culture in America is diminishing and it’s largely due to millennials losing interest. I trust I’m preaching to the choir when I tell you, a passionate Hooniverse reader no matter the age, that this is a load of crap.
The author of the Post article is far from the first expert to rant about our dying car culture, but what sets this one apart is that this guy has hard evidence in the form of… a few people he talked to that happened to agree with what he wanted to prove. The article reads like a eulogy for a time when the cars were better and everyone loved them, only to be unceremoniously killed off by cars that operate themselves and are treated with contempt. Times have certainly changed since the 50’s and 60’s – a time the Post article compares everything to – but that only means car culture has changed too in order to adapt and survive, and survive it does.
This article has already spawned off several good rebuttals on other automotive websites, but as our resident young guy (23) who devotes virtually all free time to car culture in one way or another and happily writes about these things every week for cheap, I felt the need to respond to someone trying to tell me how I’m killing it.
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