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Most of my friends know that if given the choice, I would much rather drive than be driven. I first expressed an interest in cars at eighteen months of age, although there is some suggestion that the interest started earlier, this was just the earliest I could express it. From that time on, the greatest thing missing in my life was the inability to drive a car myself, until the day finally came when I could legally sit behind the wheel. Since then, driving has become an integral part of my way of life, and yet for me cars are still so much more than just transport. They are almost living, and invite an emotional response in me that is unlike anything else.

I am a young motoring enthusiast living in Melbourne, Australia and I have decided to share my thoughts, experiences and opinions on this blog. HCWD will document my driving experiences, and thoughts all all things automotive, as well as share interesting vehicles I see and anything else that is vaguely relevant. Car love for me is not just about exotic vehicles that are out of reach for most of us, but about finding enjoyment in any vehicle. This enjoyment for me is two-pronged, and stems from both driving enjoyment and a less tangible, emotional attachment that I seem to have to anything with four wheels.

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