Coffee Talk with ESCO Vol. 4 • Mohamad Ifraq
As the saying goes, "All work but no play makes Jack a dull boy." In every volume, Coffee Talk with ESCO chats up our team mates to find out more about their passion off work. We are excited to have Ifraq, Project Engineer to share with us about his passion and thoughts about the local car community.
Hello! My name is Ifraq, Project Engineer.
Cars are my passion and it’s a lifestyle.
Car culture is both a wonderful and enjoyable thing. We feel great when we see car enthusiasts having car meets while having fun and helping each other out.
The Good and the Great:
The car community is a great way to make friends, and possibly find your soulmate. There are a lot of helpful people in the car community. The simple act of getting together and washing each other's cars is a fantastic way to have fun and do the things that we love. We mingle with people that share a similar passion and tell you numerous times that the love between a man and his car, can only be understood by those who have felt it.
The Bad and the Ugly:
In the eyes of non-car guys, car guys are just idiots who drive recklessly in loud and obnoxious "Ah Beng" (Hooligans) cars while polluting the environment with tire smoke and exhaust fumes. In general, car enthusiasts are usually seen in a negative light and legislation is biased against us.
When others question car enthusiasts on why they keep spending money on a car, the reply would be because it is what makes them happy. To them, a car is more than just a car. A car is a passion, a lifestyle, something they can turn to when they are down and something that they can admire.
To quote Jeremy Clarkson "It's what non-car people don't get. They see all cars as just ton-and-a-half, two-tons of wires, glass, metal and rubber. That's all they see. People like you or I know, we have an unshakable belief that cars are living entities. You can develop a relationship with a car, and that's just what non-car people don't get."
"To them, a car is a passion, a lifestyle, something they can turn to when they are down and something that they can admire."