14 Things Every Gearhead Understands

If it revs or ratchets, you can't get enough. From the satisfaction of getting your hands dirty to the thrill of watching the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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6. But also amassing a giant collection of broken parts.

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And you keep saying "I'll fix it someday," "This bumper was on my first car! You don't just throw something like that out," or "You can't put a price on memories."

7. Having almost as many gloves as tools.

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Latex gloves, while delightfully disposable, disintegrate in oil. Nitrile's cool unless it's for heavy lifting with rough surfaces. Cotton's great for... eh, just collect 'em all.