If you look on sites like Pinterest and Etsy, it’s extremely apparent that DIY culture is alive and well. With the convenience and accessibility of the internet, people all over the world have access to knowledge that enables them to create anything they want; it all begins with a simple Google search.
But what about making your own car? To the average person, it sounds like a pretty crazy task to undertake. Cars are complicated, layered pieces of machinery that require a great deal of technical knowledge to understand.
Yet more people than one would think are building their own custom roadsters. For the performance driving vehicle hobbyist, collector, or admirer, acquiring a replica car kit and building your own “muscle car” (hobbyist lingo) is the way to go.
Oftentimes, original muscle cars like the Cobra BDR RT3 GT can be mind numbingly expensive. Building an authentic replica with a cobra kit would enable a Shelby Cobra enthusiast to acquire the muscle car in a relatively affordable matter. While the parts will cost money, the information needed is readily available to you on the glorious thing called the internet.
Perhaps the biggest draw of building your own muscle car is the pride that comes with building your own vehicle. In our capitalist world, it’s easy to lose touch with the products we acquire as a consumer and see the acquisition of commodities as a means of instant gratification. In order to create a fully functioning vehicle, you have to put in the time to understand ins and outs of mechanics. Building your own car is a very serious opportunity to break down the proverbial wall between consumer and product, and truly understand what goes into making such a precious commodity.
If you’ve been catching yourself surfing the web for DIY projects, looking at all the latest mitten stitches, you might want to check out car kits instead. Besides, mittens won’t get you very far down the road.