Accept me into your cult of automotive excellence

You may be cool, but you’ll never be ‘captainslowstang leaning on a new Mustang’ cool.

Hey, Oppo. I’m captainslowstang or Brandon in real life. I drive a 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and I’m wildly obsessed with any automatic transmission that’s not a CVT.

What brings me here is mostly curiosity. Being an avid fan of Top Gear and Regular Car Reviews among other car-centric entities, I’ve seen the kind of awesome communities that are created based on a shared love for automobiles and car-related antics.

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I live in the great state of Florida, affectionately mentioned by yours truly as ‘America’s Crotch,’ I spend most of my time rambling about music or US history, and my first car was a 2000 BMW E39 528i that came from a less-than-reputable dealership in Miami and had the odometer set back by about 60k miles. Maybe I’ll tell that whole story in detail sometime.

Because of my experience with the bimmer, I’ve fallen in love with every E39 I’ve spotted. 5ers have a special place in my heart, and when an E39 wagon makes that rare special appearance, it feels like Christmas morning to me. Now, however, my heart belongs to Ford. My favorite car for as long as I can remember has been the original 1964 1/2 Mustang, and upon the realization that I could afford to lease a new one, I took the opportunity. My family, cultured to say the least when it comes to automobiles, was very pleased with the outcome.

My Mustang sits on a hot driveway with a 2012 F-150, a 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport, and a 2007 Honda Accord. Guess which one my grandma drives.

In the garage, we’ve got a 1968 Pontiac GTO (near-complete in restoration) and a 2003 Corvette. That’s my stepdad’s domain, plus the F-150.

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Needless to say, the variety is always a pleasure to have around. Our house is a home, and our cars are an extension of our family and our individual personalities.

I guess that makes my personality very keen to crash into crowds.

So thanks for having me, Oppo! I look forward to sharing my stories and automotive outlook with you in the future. I hope what I can offer brings you more enjoyment than watching an EcoBoost engine burst into flames.

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