Open Diff – Do you embrace pop culture references to your car?
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So you’ve got a car, and it’s probably been referenced in the movies or on TV somehow. Or in comics. Or in a popular song. And, of course, at every car show people want to know if your DeLorean goes 88 or if your Checker was Travis Bickle’s or when was the last time you fought dinosaurs in your supercharged Eldorado*.
It can be tiring, but then again, many owners of those cars bought them to celebrate their respective pop-culture references. At the very least, they were aware of the references before they brought their cars home, right?
So, here’s the question for those of you out there whose vehicles have somehow been referenced in pop culture: Does it irk you every time that reference gets brought up? Or do you embrace the reference wholeheartedly? Do you go so far as to buy every piece of memorabilia related to that pop-culture reference and dress up as related characters for Halloween?
(*For the record, Mark Schultz told us after that article that he never realized there was an actual sidepiped Eldorado before he drew his take on it, but it was entirely plausible he spotted a photo of the Alexander Eldorado in a car mag at some point in time.)