My neighbor AM3R told me I should check out oppositelock a few days ago, I've been hooked ever since. I was a fan of Jalopnik for a while now, and I spent some time lurking on Oppo when Jalopnik used to do the "Best of Oppo" posts.
First off, I'm young. Not even licensed in the great state of Virginia. I'm about 30 minutes outside of DC in the suburbs. I got my permit in June so I've been doing quiet a bit of driving even though I started driving about a year and a half ago (just places near my house when the roads were empty with my dad). I'm in my sophmore year of High School right now. I'm a few years ahead of my class in math, but it's probably my least favorite subject, and the subject I struggle in the most. I enjoy writing but just leisurely, I'm nowhere near good enough to turn it into a viable career.
I recently started working as a cashier at Wegmans. They really are an amazing company. As a 15 year old, most places wouldn't even give me the time of day because they didn't want to deal with the pesky labor laws I face being so young. It definitely doesn't hurt that they pay well AND give me time and a half on Sunday (I only work weekends during the school year)!
I haven't completely decided on what I want to buy with the money I make. Depending on how long I'm willing to save and how I manage my money, I'm looking at dozens of different cars.. Ideally I'd love an E39 M5. VERY ambitious for someone who isn't even licensed, but that's been my dream car for as long as I remember, and I'm not waking up early on Saturday mornings so I can buy myself something that doesn't make me WANT to wake up and drive to work. To help increase cash flow, I've recenlty began reselling shoes (Mainly Jordan's, etc.) with a friend of mine. I'm probably one of the only 15 year olds that finds the stock market interesting, but reselling shoes is my way of investing. I spend 2 weekends pay on a pair of shoes, have my friend sell it for 3x the initial price. I love supply and demand.
I'm a big german fan, with BMW holding the crown, but I have a very diverse taste. I dislike badge snobbery. A good car is a good car, I don't care if it's a Kia or a Ford. I can pretty much pick a car I like from any manufacturer. I love Porsche, Ferrari, and many other manufactures I can't afford.
Sometimes I think I'm secretly 40. I love luxo barges and classy cars. Don't get me wrong, I'd PROUDLY rock an STi with a big wing on it, but I'd jump on any 2001 E38 740i sport I could find. I remember spending some time at a Mercedes Benz dealer when the w222 S-class came out because my dad wanted to take a look at them (he surprisingly wasn't a big fan of the 7 series) and I spent a good 20 minutes arguing with one of the salesmen about what the best mobster car was. I still think an armored B7 Alpina was the right choice.
Let me know if you want to know anything else about me, I feel like this hastily typed post is missing some stuff. Feel free to ask me anything you'd like to know, I'm looking forward to talking to you guys and gals. I'm the only enthusiast in my family so it'll be great to finally be able to converse with people who share a similar interest.
Also, I can't upload images or even change my avatar. I'm guessing it's because this is a new account.