'Wire Wheels Wife - Confessions from outside the garage' is a series of blog posts by Pam Induni meant to entertain and inspire those in the classic car community. My first confession - I went from tolerating this passion of my hubby's to being the co-founder of a high-tech, classic car business. Along the way, I saw how much influence it had on my children's learning and ultimately landing spots in top colleges. I saw how my husband and I became strong partners in a company and in our 'second careers' became learning machines. And I continue to see just how large, and awesome, this global classic car community really is. But it wasn't always that way... as you'll soon learn from these posts!
Guys - pass this along to your spouse. I wouldn't be surprised if she feels like she's found a kindred spirit as she reads, and laughs, at the stories. Let me toss out these two words as a barometer of if she'll find this blog entertaining - 'Mecum Auction'. Did that make you smile? If yes, she'll probably want to read this blog!
Girls - one of my goals is to get more young women (and older ones, too!) involved in this amazing industry. It took me a long time to get to where I am today. I used to relish the time Brian spent in the garage on Thursday evenings, because it allowed me to watch Grey's Anatomy without being bothered! (Gosh, I wish that were just a joke, but alas, it's really true!) Then I started 'drinking the kool-aid' as the expression goes, and discovered there was some pretty cool stuff that happened in that garage and I wanted to be a part of it. Join me and let's go from being passengers to drivers, from simply picking colors to painting them, and from getting torqued about a purchase to knowing what torque is!
Here are examples of some of the posts from 'Wire Wheels Wife: Confessions from outside the garage' that you can look forward to in the coming weeks and months...
"I clearly didn’t understand the word ‘project.’"
“He thinks it’s beautiful. You know it’s ugly. This could go one of two ways...”
“I thought you were going to paint the car white? Is it sick? It looks a little….mint greenish?”
“How revving the engine of the Sprite led our son to the Revs program at Stanford.”
“Seriously? You have the auction channel on again?”