Let’s Talk Cars

By Kaye

Apr 30, 2016

Being able to intelligently discuss one of his hobbies is a great way to deepen your connection.  Now buckle up, and let’s talk cars!

Your ability to identify a 67 Chevy Corvette Pro-Tour is guaranteed to stop any Sugar Daddy in his tracks. While it’s not entirely necessary to become a car aficionado, we recommend familiarizing yourself with some key terminology and vehicle types in the event Daddy is a lover of all things automotive.

Luxury

Aston Martin, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Bently, butterfly doors and wood grain finishes are what should come to mind when you think of a luxury vehicle. However, any vehicle type that offers features beyond the basic necessities are deemed ‘luxury’, i.e. leather interior, heated seats, GPS.

Luxury cars are also not restricted to any specific body type, so a hatchback, station wagon and a minivan can also be considered ‘luxury’. Targeted for people with a higher economic status, luxury vehicles were originally designed to appeal to a wealthier lifestyle, however, features that were intended to be exclusive to these vehicles are becoming more and more standard over the years.

American Muscle

Refers to a variety American-made two-door sports coupes with a high-displacement engine designed specifically for high-performance driving –  those with a need for speed. Introduced in the 1960’s, muscle cars were neither built nor sold in huge numbers, and were notoriously used as bait to lure buyers into showrooms where they would subsequently purchase more practical models.

Some of the most iconic American Muscle models include: 67 pontiac GTO, 68 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi, the extremely rare 69 Ford Mustang Boss 429, and the even scarcer Chevy Camaro ZL1. If your Daddy has an affinity for American Muscle, try brushing up on the history and familiarize yourself with a few of the models. You can reference this link for a few quick facts.   

Classic

While there is no fixed definition, an American or foreign-built automobile manufactured in 1915-1925, and 1942-1948 are deemed ‘classics’ by U.S. standards. These pre-war cars are highly collectible and currently valued as some of the priciest cars in existence. If Daddy happens to be an owner of one of these vehicles, definitely ask how he came about owning one – there’s clearly a great story behind it.  

Import

This one is easy to define – any vehicle imported from another country. Much like the action depicted in Fast and Furious, there is a subculture where imports are modified to street race. Daddy probably isn’t into the street racing scene, but still a useful tidbit to keep in mind when discussing cars.

Now that you’ve had a taste of Let’s Talk Cars, are there any other helpful tips we should know about?