Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 24

I have always loved cars, but I didn’t appreciate the freedom of losing myself in driving until I got my license at 18. My dad bought me a little hatch and I have to admit I flogged it until I finally replaced it after 6 years and 200-something-thousand kilometres with a brand new Mazda 3 last summer. That old hatch got me through tough situations over our years together, from devastating loss to overwhelming joy, and yes I did have my dark times when I considered ending my life in it, because the way I saw it at least I’d be as happy behind the wheel as I could have ever been. But I kept driving. Years later I’m still driving and I intend to keep it that way; for my other half, my friends, my family and my dog who means the world to me. Stock car or show car, daily or weekender, rich or poor, young or old, us car enthusiasts share the same passion and love for our rides. We are all human, waking each day to face our battles or help our loved ones fight. Life isn’t easy, but it’s sweeter when we love and support one another. Shift, laugh, love.

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