100 Things For Every Gearhead To Do Before They Die is chock-full of experiences every “gearhead” should check out. Author Jason Fogelson says this book is for gearheads and for those who love them and live with them.
The book’s sections are broken down to: Rides and Drives, Auctions, Car Museums, New Car Shows, Classic Car Shows, Concours d’Elegance, Factory Tours, Land Speed Records, Motorcycle Museums, Off-Roading, Racing, Rallies, Test-Drives and Experiences, Driving Schools, Track Days, and Seasonal Itineraries.
In Rides and Drives he lists 10 routes that combine the pleasures of driving and sightseeing. Fogelson says that you might enjoy an auction more if you don’t have anything at stake. I feel the same and admire the range of vehicles on hand. He recommends that car museums put cars into context, exploring their position in popular culture and the influence of contemporary art on their design. Studying cars at museums is what drew me into the automotive experience.
Car shows are another way to familiarize yourself with vintage or contemporary automobiles. The New Car Shows, Classic Car Shows, and Concours d’Elegance sections offer a broad range of shows suiting most any interest. The other eight sections offer a broad range of experiences across the spectrum of wheeled vehicles.
He offers “Gearhead Profiles” of auto enthusiasts who have been involved with automobiles since their early teens. The Seasonal Itineraries provide sample travel plans targeted to spring, summer, fall, and winter enjoyment.
Fogelson paints you into the “gearhead” picture by enticing you to get out of the garage and experience more of our automotive obsession. I’ve been on a number of these experiences and I’ve noted many possible future options. I believe 100 Things For Every Gearhead To Do Before They Die makes an excellent gift for the holiday season or Father’s Day. I encourage you to get out and enjoy more of our car culture.
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