What is automobile culture? – Thoughts on classic cars

Have you ever pondered about if there is any culture involved in s specific automobile model? I think about this a lot. Since I started driving a Mini Cooper, I am attracted to a small but efficient objects just like a Mini. Also I got interested in a minimal lifestyle. (Minimal lifestyle refers to a life where you don’t own much but necessities for a life.)

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Classic Cars
Classic Cars

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Recently, I bought a magazine about Classic Car published in Korea. It covers a lot of classic cars, then in one section, it introduced a “Goodwood Festival of Speed: FoS) in a small town in England. Collectors from all over the world gathered in this place and show off their cars. According to the show information, audiences could see both 100-year old classic cars and modern super cars like Ferrari.

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The interesting thing about this show is not only one can enjoy historical cars but also see state of the art modern cars. They drive side by side for days during this show. This show attracted not only collectors but also regular people who are not interested in cars at all just because you could expect various cultures from all over the world in one very small town in England.

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Classic Mini Wheel
Classic Mini Wheel

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Whoever read past postings might already know me, I like classic Mini a lot. I also drive Mini Cooper 2014 model but I would’ve owned Classic Mini like Austin Mini if it wouldn’t cost so much. Unfortunately, Korean government is not so flexible with old cars. There are many regulations where you can’t really change internal components (or external components). If you need to change it substantially, you need to report it to the local automobile authority but usually it’s hard to get a permissions unless you spend a substantial amount of money for lots of testings to get the permit.

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This also prohibits automobile tuning industry to grow in Korea for the same reasons. So there is a way to keep Classic Mini but it is generally cost a lot of money just to maintain it and drive it daily.

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The Classic Mini and Austin Mini

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If you’re interested in Classic Mini restoration, please click this link below.

https://roaringengine.com/2017/12/07/old-leica-film-camera-austin-mini-cooper/

Just like the event in England, what if we had a national event where you can polish your old car and show off to general public. This might give people a motivation to keep their car for long just to participate the event. One day, I hear from well-known scientist that full electric car is indeed ecologically friendly whereas old car especially old diesel car is hazardous to environment. But when you consider manufacturing of building a new car, the equation gets quite different. It’s much environmentally friendly act if you maintain your existing car at its best performance and drive as long as possible as opposed to building a new car even though it means a full electric car.

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D-Clean from BA Solutions
D-Clean from BA Solutions – Keep your diesel car clean

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Read this link about how D-Clean works.

https://roaringengine.com/2017/12/28/d-clean-product-carbon-sludge/

We(BA Solutions) are about to make a big difference in diesel car market. D-Clean will keep your diesel environmentally friendly car as long as you need. We hope that this will change government authority’s mind in the near future, so we all could enjoy old cars with affordable price.

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Mini Cooper Diesel

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As a Mini Cooper fanatic, I see through film loupe and try to hypnotize me to believe that my car was The Classic Mini!