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The cars that make us feel 10 years old again.

I will never own one, I will never be able to touch one, and chances are, I will never even get to see one. All I have is a picture of it on my computer screen and that alone is enough to instill a blank, starry-eyed look on my face as I stare longingly at it. This car has instantly spun the world backwards in time and turned me back into a 10 year old boy.
Posted: May 22, 2011 - 11:45AM
Author: Roman Rosa

In the moments I look at it, I don't have a girlfriend, I don't have bills to pay, I don't have a boss, I don't have a rude neighbor, I have absolutely zero responsibilities and I can't remember where I work. All I have is the same daydream where I'm the only person in the world and there is but a smooth, empty road snaking through a distant mountain range.

All of a sudden here I enter the scene with the exhaust pipes exploding the silence of nature as I'm rocketing down the alpine passes, the engine sprinting to the redline, blasting by the trees and the stone, all in this magical car.

Every true gear-head has had a car affect them this way. While each of their dreams may have been slightly different from each other, there is one thing that holds constant: the complete and utter reversion to a 10 year old mind.

I'll show you mine, if you show me yours.