More so when I was a young man than today a car meant freedom. To be able to get out of town and go places was a major "driving" force.
Because cars meant freedom to travel this is the reason I got so interested to begin with. All I could afford as a young man was a broken car that did not run. I had to learn to repair it to gain my freedom.
Once you find something you have an aptitude for you stick with it.
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