Dear Car Guy: Absolute Beginners

You may be new, but the one thing I do know about you is that you take pride in your vehicle and you’re looking to learn more!

Dear Car Guy,

Or should I say, Dear New Car Guy,

You know who you are, so I won’t call you out. You’re new to the scene and looking to connect, learn, and invest in yourself and your ride. You’ve probably got some of the more basic mods already in place: intake, LED lights, wheels. You’re off to a good start!

However, you might be looking to connect with the Mazda community to get new ideas and grow your understanding of the potential your car actually possesses.

You may be new, but the one thing I do know about you is that you take pride in your vehicle and you’re looking to learn more! So, if you’re willing, I’d like to help.

First step: Read the guide.

The manual gives you a sound knowledge base and guidelines for key terms to boost your Mazda understanding. Whether you’ve got a Mazda 3, Mazda 6, CX-3, CX-5, or Miata, this book can help you grow your understanding of what’s out there and why it’s applicable to you!

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not saying it’s the know all, be all, end all of where your Mazda can go, but our “Ultimate Mazda Performance Guide” is a great start. The manual gives you a sound knowledge base and guidelines for key terms to boost your Mazda understanding. While the guide is catered to the Mazdaspeed 3, it doesn’t matter which Mazda you own. Whether you’ve got a Mazda 3, Mazda 6, CX-3, CX-5, or Miata, this book can help you grow your understanding of what’s out there and why it’s applicable to you!

Next step: Connect with knowledgeable members of the car community.

The groups are meant for the Mazdaspeed community and these passionate folks are some of the greatest people in this market.

You can find Nator groups across the country in most every state in the U.S. They are a great resource for information, so get connected for support and advice throughout the build stages of your Mazda. The groups are meant for the Mazdaspeed community and these passionate folks are some of the greatest people in this market.

Mazda3Club.com is a great forum to connect and get information on Mazda 3s. They provide reviews and support to Car Guys building out the Mazda 3 platform.

Mazda6Club.com is another great forum to connect with passionate Mazda owners. Populated buy Mazda 6 owners, you can get information from a large, experienced group as well as guidance while building out your car.

In any of these groups, you’ll be able to find like-minded people who are ready to lend help and give their opinions. Approach them with respect and you’ll receive it in turn — which is just great life advice, so you’re welcome in advance.

Not sure about a community? Check out our blog!

We’ve recently updated our blog to help our mobile users get quick access to our knowledge and information!

We’ve recently updated our blog to help our mobile users get quick access to our knowledge and information! If you haven’t already, check it out on your phone.

The CorkSport blog has a wealth of information dating all the way back to 2009. Imagine all the hours of reading you can log as you delve into our excellent Mazda subject matter.

If you’re ready to get started, I recommend beginning with these posts:

Or if you’re just in the mood for some fun reads, I have a series that I write just for you, Car Guy! The posts are intermittent, and sometimes borderline ridiculous, but I do my best to stay in touch.

CorkSport is here to help.

Lastly, we’re always available to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to CorkSport directly. We have some great individuals who are knowledgeable and ready to help! It’s literally their job — and they love it. So, if you want to talk cars, builds, or parts, you should definitely give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction. We look forward to hearing from you!

Until next time: Stay safe, stay fast, and stay happy, my friends.

Cheers,

Kim @ CS

Lastly, we’re always available to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to CorkSport directly.

Dear Car Guy: The Perfect Relationship

Dear Car Guy,

It’s been some time, and I’m hoping this finds you well and happy. I’ve been thinking more about the topic of “Car Girls,” and I realized a Car Guy would be so lucky to find himself with a Car Girl. A true match between a couple of pretty awesome people (in my book, being a car person makes you awesome in the first place).

Car guy sees car girl

Dating a Car Girl has a ton of perks. Not only does she understand your obsession and passion for cars, she SHARES IT. Yes, it’s likely the two of you in a long relationship will have spent more on parts and beer for install meets than on actual dates, but isn’t that the point?! To share your hobby with someone who gets it and supports it!

Car girls buy you parts

Nothing sexier than a car girl

Also, I’ve never met a Car Girl who wasn’t willing to still be herself and be the feminine side of your duo. I think you’re getting the best of all worlds: track buddy, install help, partner in crime, and love of your life, all in one!

Car couple

You’re not the first Car Guy she’s known, so your weird quirks and silly antics are unlikely to faze her. She’ll either friend zone the sh** out of you, or you’re in it for the win. The fact that there’s a bit of immaturity as a pre-requisite for being a true Car Guy, means she’s happy to play along and get excited too.

Car guy toys

And to all the Car Girls out there, there’s definitely something to be said for your dating pool as well. I’ll just scratch the surface for now…

Guys who know nothing about cars and could never understand your passion…

It's NOT just a car Car girl reactions

Guys that barely know anything, but think they know a lot…

Those darn non-car people

Non car guys

Car Guys that are real Car Guys, aren’t even the big find.

A true car girl

For a Car Girl, the true unicorn is a Car Guy who knows about cars, but also respects her desire to deal with her own car things.

Car people relationship

Looking for the ultimate car guy

Girls that love cars

Until next time! Good luck dating and stay safe (please), stay fast, and stay happy my friends!

No, not all of this should be applied in your dating life….

Kim Russell-01

10 Famous Quotes that Surprisingly Apply to Your Car

Here are some famous quotes that we’re sure you can relate to when it comes to your car.

 

1. When you first begun your journey of building your car, and you find CorkSport’s website:

“You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.” [by finally hitting a 10 second 1/4 mile!] -Darth Vader (Star Wars)

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2. As your build grows and you realize that it is your duty to destroy all Hondas in street races!

“With great power, comes great responsibility.” -Uncle Ben (Spiderman)

3. When you invite your non-car savvy friends for a ride and they ask, What’s the power level?

“It’s over 9000!”  -Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)

4. That day when you run into the inevitable, a popped boost tune, a passenger side motor mount failure, or you bottom out on a curb.

“Houston, we have a problem.” Jack Swigert (Apollo 13)

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5. After you visit the drag strip for the first time and get owned by the locals.

“I’ll be back.” the Terminator (Terminator)

6. During the many hours of washing, cleaning, buffing and waxing your car.

“Wax on, wax off.” Mr Miyagi (Karate Kid)

7. When a spot in traffic opens up enough for you to finally hit boost.

“I feel the need, for speed!” Maverick (Top Gun)

8. When you pull out the dental floss and remove the rear emblems.

“Badges, we don’t need no stinkin badges!” (Blazing Saddles)

Badges

 

9. After you destroy another car in a race.

“Do you know who I am?…I don’t know how to put this, but, I’m kind of a big deal…People know me.” Ron Burgundy (The Legend of Ron Burgundy)

10. And finally, when you press that “place order” button and you are just waiting for it to say “order complete”.

“Show me the money!” Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire)

Show Me The Money

 

Share your favorite movie quote that applies to your car with us on Facebook.com/CorkSport

 


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