Man by nature has no contentment. Concrete examples are the inventions of scientists. They invent because they feel something is lacking; something is wrong; or simple, because they are not contented.
The continuous evolution of more high tech mobile phones is another example. Each model comes with different features; more refined, highly innovated. One day you saw a walky-talky. Then suddenly you see smaller cellular phones. Then within the blink of an eye comes cell phones with cameras, videos, instant organizer, internet connection, and so on.
The automobile industry isn't free of discontentment. Before there were "old school" cars like the Beetle, and the Oldsmobile cars. Now, the industry has Toyota , Mitsubishi, Acura, Volvo, Hyundai, Isuzu, Honda, Kia, and BMW and so on. People continue to gravitate to highly innovated sedans, convertibles, trucks, and so on.
As the quest for perfection continues, custom car enthusiasts gather for an annual show, the Performance & Style 2007.
For its part, Honda makes subtle innovations in an Accord model which is sold only in Europe and Japan. Then, it is repacked for sale in the United States as the Acura TSX with Acura performance parts.
An American custom car maker buys the TSX. He removes all the innovations and proceeds to spending thousands of dollars on JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) parts just to turn the car into an exact duplicate of the original Japanese domestic model.
If finances permit, he might still make another move to innovate this. He might even move the steering wheel to the right-hand side of the cockpit, as it would be in Japan.
Ian Worrall, who works at Creative Car-Tunes, which is a custom car shop in Lemoyne asserted if one has to ask the question, Why go to all this trouble?, he will never understand what customizing is.
Last weekend at Carlisle Fairgrounds, was the Performance & Style 2007, which was presented by Carlisle Events. It is an annual gathering of custom car hobbyists and professionals.
Thousands attended the said event to show off their customized cars and trucks and to see the latest in all things hip, trick, dubbed, flipped, pimped and tweaked.
Neil Tjin, one of the nation's best-known people who customizes compact car, displayed his Tjin Edition Honda Fit, Nissan Skyline and Pontiac Solstice.
To know what customizing is, better not miss this show next year and witness several innovative ideas from car enthusiasts.
About the Author
Evander Klum is a Business Administration graduate who hails from Alabama. He enjoys extreme sports and he is also a car racing fanatic. At present, he works as a marketing manager at an advertising agency in Cleveland.