So if you were to walk out my back door, head through the gate and out into the driveway, walk past the tree that shades said driveway and into the garage, there on the right, behind a fender and a pair of ribcase transmissions, you will find my car magazine collection. I started it when I was eleven and it encompasses most of Car and Driver and Motor Trend from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, as well a smattering of Sports Car Graphic, several years worth of Skinned Knuckles, CAR until LJK’s death, and – my most prized of automotive possessions – an almost complete collection of Road & Track. The shelves groan under the collective burden.
Being an automotive enthusiast provides the opportunity to collect much more than just a major fire hazard, there are specific parts, signage, mascots, models. . . I mean, you name it. And I’m sure that many of you have your own cross to bear when it comes to such a collection affliction. It just comes with the territory.
If that’s the case, what’s your poison. . . er, the object of your addition? Do you go for factory repair manuals? I also have a sizable number of those. Or, do you go the model route, choosing the more affordable and space efficient method to creating a car collection? If you do collect such car crap, what is it, and just how much do you currently have?
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