Does the end justify the means?
I am all for (just about) anything that gets younger people interested in cars.
OK, I do draw the line at glorifying murder (Grand Theft Auto) and egregiously, criminally, dangerous driving (Fast and Furious - however many there have been, it's exactly that many too many).
They may be just video games and movies, but really...
So I'm not entirely sure where I stand on the 'Stance' scene.
Not sure where this started, or where it is big.
I can only assume it is sponsored by tire manufacturers - you couldn't drive more than about 100 km with the wheels decambered like that without ruining a set of very expensive tires.
Body repair shops must see this as an infinite source of revenue as well.
There is a web site out of Montreal run by Guillaume Descarries, whose father is a friend and colleague of mine.
It is called 'Whips and Chocolate'.
No no, not the kinkiest date of your life.
'Whips' is apparently the term applied to vehicles of this nature. Not sure where the terminology came from, except maybe that's what these cars do to your neck if you try to take a corner at anything faster than a walking pace.
And what 'chocolate' has to do with it - well, maybe like bacon, what isn't made better with the addition of chocolate?
I know this all smacks of creeping - heck, galloping - old fart-ism.
But like kids who seem to want to drive their slammed Civics while sitting on the floor in the back seat, I've just never understood why it's 'cool' to flaunt the laws of physics.
I mean, from time immemorial, kids have tried to be cool by doing stupid things.
Maybe it's just part of growing up.
Look at photos of my hair cut when I was a teenager.
Or maybe you shouldn't...
And maybe like the 'Chinpokomon' episode of South Park, if older people think something IS cool, younger people will instantly disown it.
Then again, THAT episode of South Park is fourteen years old.
Kids driving 'Whips' have probably never seen it.
Never mind. I am not going back to my Ovaltine and oatmeal; bring your 'whips' out to Mosport some day and I'll 'whip' your ass.