I hear a lot how young people aren’t into our older British cars, but I think that sometimes that is just because they haven’t been given the chance. To show how some younger folk view our classic sports cars, our video this week is from a guy who goes by the YouTube handle of ThatDudeInBlue. The video, a review of a nice MGB, is quite honest and although he approaches the car from a distinctively modern viewpoint, it is clear that he enjoys the ride.
The reviewer is very honest in talking about both the successes and the shortcomings of the MGB. He mentions how the cars have a reputation for unreliability, though it seems he doesn’t take much stock in that. In contrast to being a bit small and perhaps underpowered, he talks about how the MGB and other cars like it have a personality and a fun factor that more modern cars just can’t match.
I honestly believe that we need to expose younger people to our cars, let them drive them, and help them understand why we love them so much. We also need to provide the folks some of the basic training in maintenance and upkeep that no one teaches anymore. If we want our hobby and our cars to survive, we need to take the time to ensure that survival.
Give the video a watch, I think you will find this guy’s enthusiasm to be infectious.