For three years, I was a designer at Mattel working on the Hot Wheels brand. One of the benefits of the Hot Wheels office is being surrounded by people who love cars. These are people who collectively own a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a Subaru WRX STI, a gaggle of Miatas, a pristine Acura NSX, a DeLorean, a '31 Ford hot rod… just to name a few.
Likewise, these people understood that cars are meant to be driven. Every six months or so, the team pools their money for a track day. I'd been invited a few times, but with my rusty old Acura, I'd never really felt like I had something track-worthy.
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