Why Growing up in Detroit during the 80s made me a "car guy"...

Growing up in the Detroit area in the 80s with a love of cars was a dream come true. Detroit was the car capital of the world, and there was no shortage of classic cars to see and admire.

I remember spending hours at local car shows, just taking in all the sights and sounds. I was also lucky enough to have a family full of car enthusiasts, so I learned a lot about cars from them. We would spend hours working on various classic cars, and I loved every minute of it.

One of my favorite things about growing up in Detroit was the sense of community that existed among car enthusiasts. There were always car clubs and events happening, and it was a great way to meet new people and make friends. I also loved the fact that

Detroit is was home to some of the most iconic car brands in the world, such as Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. I was always proud to tell people that I was from Detroit, the car capital of the world.

Of course, there were also some challenges to growing up in the metro area in the 80s. Downtown was going through a rough time economically, and there was a lot of crime. However, I never let that stop me from enjoying my love of cars. I knew that Detroit was a special place, and I was grateful to have grown up there.

Here are some of the things that I remember most about growing up in Detroit in the 80s with a love of cars:

**The car shows:**

There were car shows happening all the time in Detroit, and I loved going to them. I would spend hours looking at all the different cars, and I would always learn something new.

**The car clubs:**

There were many car clubs in Detroit, and I was a member of a few of them. We would get together to work on our cars, go to car shows, and just hang out.

**The car culture:**

Detroit has a strong car culture, and it was great to be a part of it. I loved seeing all the different cars on the road, and I always felt like I was surrounded by people who shared my passion.

**The sense of community:**

There was a strong sense of community among car enthusiasts in Detroit. We would help each other out, and we would always be there for each other.

I am grateful for the opportunity to have grown up in DTW during the 80s. It was a time when I was able to fully embrace my love of cars, and I made many lifelong friends along the way.