What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
A fantastic thumbnail picture to capture your attention...
A fantastic thumbnail picture to capture your attention...

This entire post will just be me wielding the new and wonderful power that is creating an Oppositelock post. I’ll likely end up sharing opinions on cars I really like, or stories of things I see on the road, I don’t really know yet. I like cars, but I’m no blogger, and certainly no photographer (that thumbnail picture is one of the first photos I’ve taken while in public. Not exactly a fan of whipping out my camera, but capturing this beast in the wild was too important).

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Here’s a car I really like. (1969 Volkswagen Squareback... but you probably already knew that)
Here’s a car I really like. (1969 Volkswagen Squareback... but you probably already knew that)

I’m not all that mechanically inclined either. If you showed me a picture of a car I’d likely get it mixed up with something else, then make a wrong guess, but I’m trying. It’s took me ages to notice the differences between a Camry and the Corolla, at least in the either 2010's when they looked like this:

Illustration for article titled Oh lord, not another Oppo user...
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Illustration for article titled Oh lord, not another Oppo user...

So, I’m hopeless when it comes to car knowledge, and I’m terribly unreliable when it comes to using any form of social media. What gives? Why would I want to write stuff on Oppositelock? Simple: I enjoy it, as do all of you. And so far the community here has been fun to be around and chat with. I got connected with i86hotdogs, who drives a transit van in rallycross events (which to me is radical), I’ve learned about a ton of different cars I’d never heard of thanks to the DOTS posts (still have no idea what DOTS stands for... pathetic I know), I even found a guy on here who drives the same car as me!

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Illustration for article titled Oh lord, not another Oppo user...

She’s a 2012 Acura TSX SportWagon named Iris (yeah yeah I’m a sentimental son of a gun, sue me). I found her at a tiny Mitsubishi dealer in middle of nowhere Maryland, and in my 2+ years of ownership I’ve yet to see more than 50, and only two of the other Acura TSX wagons I’ve spotted have been this color (Basque Red Pearl to be exact). I’d call it a rare car, but that just makes me look like I’m showing off, so I won’t call it rare.

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Long and short of it is that I like cars and I like talking about them and now I’m surrounded by people who actually know what they’re talking about. I’ll write stuff I know about and learn about what I don’t from other automotive enthusiasts/geniuses such as yourself.

I look forward to posting more things as time goes on, from actual structured articles to... well... random stuff like this. Until next time.

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