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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.

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.