Hello Oppos and lurkers
I’ve lurked off and on (mostly on) Oppo for many years, dating to the early Kinja era. Towards the end of Kinja, I ended up on Oppo nearly every day, and followed along to the Hyphen on the first day. I hardly comment, since words …. don’t come easy …. but there’s always time for a first post.
I’m in my 20s, in the Toronto, Ontario area, and I’ve always been into cars in some capacity since childhood. I still have quite a number of my childhood diecasts, and still collect. As my username alludes, I’m a fan of the oddball cars – there’s just something neat about something most people haven’t heard of, engineering decisions that are too avant-garde, or cars that are exceptionally irrational.
As a person who grew up in a family without anyone of an automotive background, though, the car hobby was always something admired from online or at a distance at shows, though I finally purchased my first car some time ago at the ripe old age of …24. I haven’t done much to it, though, not for a lack of desire, but a lack of ability, though I suppose I’m getting better. It’s always been intimidating for me to start or try new things, as a chronic overthinker with little confidence, so I guess Oppo will have to step up to the plate and help me in my automotive journey.
I suppose I’ve rambled enough for one post, so I guess you’ll see more soon!