By Blake Wales –
For some people a car is a form of transportation from point A to point B but its a little more than that for some kids at Penn Manor.
These fast tuner cars, as seen in big movie hits such as The Fast and Furious series and even video games like Need for Speed and Forza Motor sports, but these kids are taking these dream car and trying to make them a reality.
Dillon Walker, a senior at Penn Manor, has really put hard work and time into his 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. He works all the time and he admits that most of it ends up going towards his car. He has done things such as putting on a new exhaust system, cold air intake, a new sound system and even a head unit. He has also done some external thing to his car as well, he put neons underneath and inside his car, and he has tinted his windows.
“Some kids take their cars way too seriously and spend too much,” Walker said. He feels that some kids think it is a competition at school to see who has the nicest car, but Dillon doesn’t feel that way. He does it just to get a reaction out of people and also because he really likes to make his car better than it was before.
Will Downs a junior at Penn Manor doesn’t have the same amount of money in his car as Dillon but it’s just as cool.
Will’s 2004 VolksWagen Jetta Gli has grey BBS wheels, a cold air intake, and even racing seats. But there are still things that he would still like to do. He wants to chip the engine to make it faster, re-tint the windows to make them darker, lower his car even more than it is now. He also wants to put in new headlights and add in a diverter valve.
“Basically I like to do anything I can to my car,” Will said when commenting about the looks of his car. But Will doesn’t customize his car to get a reaction out of people like Dillon does, Will sees it more as a hobby and because he saw his older brother Sam always making his car better so he wanted to.
There are a lot of hobbies teens can put their hard-earned cash toward but it seems like their rides give these owners the most satisfaction.