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A good piece out of Esquire.

http://www.esquire.com/features/cars-2008/cars-0608

June 23, 2008, 5:14 AM

Why Men Love Cars
Buzz up!Scott Raab takes his eight year-old son to the auto show. Might as well have been a peep show.

By Scott Raab



Chugging from north Jersey to Cape Cod in the Forester last August, doing eighty-five on I-95, four cylinders wheezing like an old miner, a goldfish-orange Lamborghini zips by and my son bucks in the backseat so hard the whole chassis rocks.

"What was that?" he yips.

That's how it starts for him. Two weeks later, on our way back down 95, he can call every make of car on the road from one hundred feet off. Home, I buy him an exotic-car annual -- vetted by the wife so that his innocence is not despoiled by bimbo photos. She has no clue -- not even after he cuts out pictures of the Bugatti Veyron to make a poster -- that to an eight-year-old boy, cars are the porn.

It started for me at the same age, on a road trip with my old man. We were moving from Cleveland to L. A., and my mother and two younger brothers flew out ahead; we took a 1956 Ford he'd just gotten in a swap for his '51 Hudson. This was 1960, so long ago that we hooked into Route 66 in Illinois and rode it all the way to Santa Monica. I knew en route that it was the coolest thing I'd ever done. It still may be.

You can slice it like a lab-slide sample, how American men love cars and why. Freedom, frontier, Manifest Destiny, the Kerouacian Zen of eternal Go, the yearning for a scrotum as meaty -- and a driveshaft as puissant -- as a four-barreled 440. I have no use for all that bull**** -- all of it revealing far more about the speaker than the subject.

I know this: I'm no ****sman or car expert, but I've had more cars than women -- and I've forgotten more of the women than the cars. -
 

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Cars get men excited. They are thrilling.

Cars are pornograhpic. Especially the Mercedes Benz SLR McLovin.
 
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