I've been into the car scene ever since I was in high school. My sophomore year when I turned 16 and got my license I was always hitting up the local "car spots" (usually the BK parking lot,Strats,or the infamous Barrington and 19) every weekend. I'd always seem to have a good time. See some nice cars. Talk and meet new people. Get to see some occasional, big hp street races! Man, that was the coolest thing me, as a car nut, could do (unless you were the fortunate kid to have a brand new Rsx or Evo back in 02/03 Damn rich kids :silly But in all honesty, I could go to these meets or gatherings every weekend, friday saturday AND sunday! And it wasn't just me. No one usually goes to these meets by themselves, no way! We'd go with like 4-5 cars and like 4 ppl in each car! haha Oh I almost forgot, F&F had just come out around that time also. So I'm sure many of you can relate to what I have to say ?! The one person that was with me at almost every event/meet/gathering that DIDN'T "always" have a good time was.....my girlfriend In fact, she used to say say "Oh its ok" or "No, I'm not tired of standing in a parking lot for 4 hours". Emphasize on the "used to"! Now I can't go to a car meet that lasts more than an hour, and if we've already seen the car once before ,then according to her, there's no point in going and checking it out again (even if I did pass up the uber-cool APR cf lip on an evo earlier or if I missed the fatty "blacked out" fmic on a sleeper RSX!). Now my girl has been on this trip....."YOU'RE TOO OLD TO BE GOING TO THESE CAR MEETS ANYMORE" ..............Like a dagger in my heart.....like a 3inch carpenters's nail into your brand new drag-radial.......like curbing your fresh dc5-Rs...... (maybe not as bad as the curbage, but you get the idea) So fellas AND ladies! What do you think? When is enough enough? Is there such a thing?! Should we care that were are going to a Dyno Day expecting to see some bad *ss cars and end up standing next to a group of 16-17 yr olds "ooohhhinnnggg and aahhhhhhhh-ing" over a bolt-on 8th gen SI ?? Or should we be embarrased to park next to a bunch of kids in a slammed Scion at the next Strats meet? In my defense I tell her that I only attend these meets to check out the "competition". It's my way of finding out what the other O.G's have up their sleeves I been with my lady for almost 8 years now and as Thurgood Jenkins said "I LOVE CAR MEETS, I LOVE THEM! BUT NO AS MUCH AS I LOOOVVEEEE ****Y!"