Santa Claus and some good ol’ American modifying

HAHA! Yes, finally, the barrier has been hurdled, the battle won, the army conquered, and I am victorious. Yes despite my bit of a pitfall (see my last post) I am finally on the road, legally of course, and it feels so good.

Naturally the next thing to do, to start of my automotive career right is to modify.

In Europe, people are content with boring stock cars, no mods, no uniqueness, just colorless uniformity. That is what makes America’s passion for automobiles great. Any French hairstylist can go out and by a Merc or a Bimmer, but here in America its pretty fun when some rednecks from Kentucky plop 1000 horsepower in some gigantic mustang.

Things that make us different, we want to be faster, we want to corner better, we want to look cooler, we want to be more comfortable, even we want to bounce up and down on 50 inch solid gold rims with neon lights underneath. That’s what makes American gear heads great and  different from “petrol heads” or any other enthusiast who drives on the wrong side of the road, as vulgar as we may be sometimes.

So my inclination as a newly licensed American gear headed driver was to modify my own ride.

When its all said and done this is what I am hoping the end product will be.

When it’s all said and done, this is what I am hoping the end product will look like.

Having gotten my license on the 21st of december I was out of money much before Christmas and had to call on old saint nick for some financial aid.

I received I grill guard that I intend to put auxiliary lights on and a trailer hitch so I can tow things because towing things is cool.

The grill guard will be the first major operation on my Jeep so it will more than likely be documented with the intention of posting it to this blog.

The trailer hitch is really not for aesthetics and won’t really separate me from the large crowd of Jeep owners, I personally feel that the ability to tow things like trailers and such is not a bad ability to have. It’s not very “cary” but it will also allow me to transport my snowboard, mountain bike, and dirt bike with ease through various attachments.

The winter is really against me in these matters. It’s cold, and as much as I love cars, I’m not getting frostbite for mine, especially because that will probably limit my driving ability.

That being said I am quite eager for to get to work so I can make my fellow American motorist’s proud.


9 comments on “Santa Claus and some good ol’ American modifying

  1. sleeharris says:

    OMG, I got my license December 21st, 2011!

  2. shassey says:

    Weren’t you a little bit scared that the world would end in between getting your license and actually getting to drive your car?

  3. hhinebaugh says:

    I’m pretty sure I got my license on December 20th, 2011….we are all related now. I also liked the mention of the French, it made me laugh.

  4. hayeswilliam says:

    I’m sorry it is too cold for you to work on the car, it is just how Cincy is

  5. olimauk says:

    That car looks sweet. Your lucky, mine is a piece of (insert just about any four letter word here).

  6. afmcmahon says:

    Congrats on getting your license! I like how you compare Americans to Europeans in terms of car passion. It’s amusing and definitely gets your point across. Have fun with your Jeep!

  7. erikflynn says:

    I am so jealous…take me mudding this summer.

  8. lwiseman says:

    Nice post…and CONGRATULATIONS on your new freedom. Welcome to America, young man. Welcome to America!

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