Lol, I think you severely over-estimate 14yr olds. But I get your point.
Kind of like NHRA did when they forced pro-stock to use EFI but then forced teams to use the holley ECU with locked firmware. I'm still bitter Dumb move if I've ever seen one.hoffman900 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pmWhat seems foreign, complicated, and expensive to you may not be. "Kids" may not be into cars today, but they could program circles around anyone here. Find a way to get them to put their skills to use with cars. Shit-canning technology and talking about how everything use to be better with carburetors is a sure fire way to keep them far away.
You are probably an Xennial, like me. I am technically a millennial, but I was not born with a smart phone in my hand like the majority. It has been shown there is a pretty stark difference in behavior based solely on that and access to broadband internet from birth. In any case, the whole generation thing is played out and has far outlived its usefullness, imho.hoffman900 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pmAs an older millennial, I really don't see the nostalgia. Sure the cars are cool, but most races that were recorded are on Youtube now and I can watch them myself (and not get the race filtered through the glasses of nostalgia). Most of the time they were runaway races or very few were on the lead lap. That includes Trans Am, Can Am, NASCAR, etc.
To me, the racing nostalgia comes in from imagining myself in that time, wondering if I could have come up with the things that people were thinking of back then. It's pretty humbling sometimes to see what ingenious things people devised before the age of computers.