Daily DRVN #5

What happened to car culture: Takeovers, and more...

Hey there, DRVRs. If you have been in the car scene for at least a decade you would probably agree that things aren’t like they used to be. And the changes haven’t been for the better.

That’s why I will be weaving a new content series called “What happened to car culture?” into this publication. We’ll explore all the factors that have eroded the culture, and propose solutions to restore it. But I can’t do it alone. I need to hear your stories and perspectives to provide the most comprehensive picture of the problem, so together, we can find real actionable remedies.

There are so many to examine. From social media, to economic hardship. Even pandemic-induced agoraphobia. But one blight on the culture stands out above all else, and that’s what we will be looking more closely at in the article linked below. Street takeovers.

We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

M.C. Escher

I find that chaos or disorder manifests at the intersection of two eras. When the old ways are cast aside and the new ways are not yet written. It’s these times that a shared vision of the future is needed most, to ensure the next era has something to aim towards beyond our base state of mere pleasure-seeking. We are deep in this very cross-roads on so many levels of our culture. Is there a shared vision to be had?

What Happened to Car Culture: Takeovers

Explore the gripping narrative of 'Street Takeovers - The Scourge of Modern Car Culture,' an in-depth article that delves into the tumultuous world of unauthorized automotive events disrupting our streets. This piece not only captures the raw intensity of street takeovers but also offers a critical lens on their impact on public perception and safety. With a blend of historical insight and forward-thinking vision, the article advocates for a return to the core values of car culture: respect, innovation, and community. Engage with a thought-provoking call to action, encouraging enthusiasts and the public alike to share their experiences and unite for a positive transformation of the automotive scene. This is a must-read for anyone passionate about preserving the integrity of car culture in the age of social media and viral trends.

Watch this!

(Oh, those famous last words)

Speaking of underground car culture. Here is how it’s done in Japan. What are the best things we import from our friends in the east?

Drip, drip, drip

We’re not talking about your oil leak (you should really look into that). In Gen-Z slang “drip” means fashion or clothing. And there is a lot of great automotive lifestyle “drip” out there. Here’s one brand that’s recently caught my eye. Legends Media.

This brand features a range of classy designs that appeals to everyone from JDM lovers to Porsche drivers.

For Sale Gawking

You may not be able to afford them, but definitely worth drooling over.

Motorsport Meme of the Day

Give it a minute… It’ss all make sense.

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