Yesterday I sat at an Italian Pastry Shop with my friends who run Automobilac and Motoring Con Brio and we discussed our favourite cars, automotive musings, and anything related to our favourite hobby. I distinctly remembering mentioning to them how obsessed I have become with the Alpine A110…and I felt later that the only people who could truly understand would be people into automobiles and motoring. I have been gathering an unhealthy obsession with the Alpine-Renault A110. Readers of this blog will know that I have always carried an obsession with it—however these days it is interfering with my time. The last time this happened, was in 2000 with the then-new Audi TT. I ended up buying that car 3 years later after 3 years of incessant obsession and lust. I have owned it ever since, for the last 8 years. I have been obsessed with the Alpine A110 for at least the last 4 or 5 years. But it has been steadily been increasing.
Are there any stories of Automotive obsession that you have? What became of it? Are you currently obsessed with a car of your absolute dreams? There are days I close my eyes and imagine myself on an evening mountain road with dim lights in my Alpine, pummeling through empty rough roads in an anonymous country. These scenes flood my brain.
However, for the time being, I am simply confined to these daydreams and imaginary movements; while I remind myself to work hard on my career to develop the financial character to go out and buy the A110 of my choice—–assuming they are not (A) all destroyed by then (B) they don’t all get purchased by the Japanese, and (C) their price does not move past the ‘buyable’ level….whatever that means.