Dear CarâŚ Girl,
Recently our marketing team sent out a Dear Car Guy email newsletter, instead of just posting it in the blog like they normally do. Simple click, and apparently a larger number of people see my ridiculous antics/blog. End resultâŚ my inbox FLOODS!
Floods, I say for a reason. It was a flood of email replies, the majority of which merely stated:
âDear Car Guy, Iâm a Girl.â
So, of course the consensus was to write a replyâŚ to you, Car Girl.
Weâre a rare breed, Car Girls that is. There are many who claim to be purebred, but itâs like being Irish on St. Pattyâs dayâŚ you either are, or youâre faking it for the attention. Either way, no one will call you out, and youâll get through the night just fine, but itâs not entirely true.
Being a true Car Girl is a lifestyle. It shows up in random ways throughout our lives, and can be misinterpreted by those who just donât get it.
1. We really want the driver seat.
If we are going on a date and we let him drive, we really (and I mean really) like him. However, one wrong move, or one boring ride, and itâs likely heâll lose the privilege for quite some time. We donât judge guys by their carâŚ ok, yes, yes we doâŚ but even more so the care they take of it. Itâs not about the income, itâs about the attention to detail, organization, and cleanliness. (Speaking of: If the car is dirty, and weâre truly a car girl, we IMMEDIATELY KNOW he doesnât have what it takes to take care of us.)
2. Weâre not afraid to get dirty.
We may have control issues, this is probably where it stems from, but we would rather do it ourselves than have you do it for us. Which is why, whether we know how to fix it or not, weâre the ones handeling the tools (despite a recent $50 manicure). More likely, youâll never get to be the âlead mechanicâ again, especially after weâve seen you do it once or figured it out ourselves. âThanks for the help, I know how to do it nowâŚâ
3.Â Weâre in it for the community.
Itâs not about what we look like, or if our car is the best. For a Car Girl, itâs about the people. We love our cars and will always take great care of them, but we go to install days, Nator meets, cars and coffee, or weekly Red Door meets for the people. We know youâll love our car and of course weâll talk crap about yours, but weâre there to hang out and talk cars. Not many people get us but once weâre hanging with our Car People, we remember where we belong.
4.Â We get offended by fake.
Guy OR Girl, if youâre faking it, we can spot you a mile away. So please, donât spout off all the facts you randomly heard from a boyfriend you once had, or repeat an opinion that you read on a forum. Weâve read it as well and are more interested to hear what youâre learning, even if youâre a noob. Tell us about YOUR MODS, not what you watched your buddy or bf do last weekend. Own your knowledge, even if itâs limited, be real, and youâll fit right in!
5.Â Weâre pretty freaking protective.
We have our guys. NO, itâs not likely weâll be dating any of themâŚ EVER. However, when a new girl shows up on scene, donât be surprised if your first impression of us is that weâre kind of bitchy. Itâs a natural reflex. Waiting to find out if youâre a real Car Girl too, and if you are, you know the drill so be patient. Weâll probably end up best friends. If youâre not, we will only respect you after youâve settled down into the group and picked just ONE of our guys to hang out with.
Weâve seen girls come and go in the car scene. Like I said before, weâre a pretty rare breed and finding a purebred is like finding a unicorn.
Hereâs to you, Car Girl! Youâre a rare find, and weâre happy to know you!
Stay safe, stay fast, stay happy!