What’s The Biggest Misconception About Gearheads?

Gearheads aren't always the most social people, and that's given us a bad reputation over the years. We've been misrepresented and we want to clear our name.

First of all, we would just like to say that not all gearheads are streetracers. Just because there are some schmucks giving us a bad name doesn't mean we start revving our engine for a race whenever we see another cool car on the road.

What's the biggest misconception people have about you because you're a gearhead?

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