Most car obsessions are historically thought of as between a man and a very fast car. I’m here to break the mold. My name is Bethany, and I am obsessed with my 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit. My affectionate name for him is Thumper, and we first met in 2008. What made me first fall in love with Thumper was not his four cylinders, but the way I felt like he took care of me. It was the first time my car let me know how many miles I had untill I found myself on the side of the road with no gas, and my college self appreciated that more than words can describe. Not to mention Thumper’s gas mileage, getting thirty miles to the gallon is a big help when gas peaked above $4 a gallon. The true test of our relationship was the winter when I returned from Asia, and found myself stuck in the icepocalypse for five hours. We made it to Indianapolis in one piece, and I am forever grateful for Thumper’s perseverance. I doubt Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson would even look twice at the car, but Thumper and I have a special bond that I will continue to brag about.
I know I’m not alone with my obsession, as I talked to many proud car owners at IU Health North Hospital Carmel Artomobilia. Each had a unique story and countless memories attached to their gorgeous vehicles. I hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as I did! Below are some photos of the day. Enjoy!
Car enthusiast takes a peak at the trunk of a Indianapolis 500 pace car, the Chevy Camaro, at IU Health North Hospital Carmel Artomobilia.
Spectators enjoyed the art of the automobile by examining the engine of a classic car.
The personalized details of each car enhance the automotive experience!
Now on to my favorite section- the Ferraris!
Even racers fans had their choice of classic and new models!
These boys found their favorite car at IU Health North Hospital Carmel Artomobilia. Who could resist those whitewall tires?
What was your favorite? We would love to hear your feedback!
There are very few tasks in this world that I am 100% confident in, but one particular feat that I can say “No worries!” to is traveling. Most people let out heavy breaths of exhaustion just at the thought of it, but not me, I have it down pat. Antibacterial wipes? Got them. Under three ounces of liquid? Oh, I’ll give you three ounces… in labeled bottles, taped shut and sealed in a perfectly measured quart bag. Cold on the flight? Nope, I have mastered the art of airport layering. Jet lag? My carefully monitored sleeping rules make jet lag cry… Well, not cry… but you get the picture.
What I’m trying to say is that I have set out on another vacation adventure. Although I’ve traveled throughout Southeast Asia, I wasn’t able to visit South Korea and my longing for kimchee became too much to handle. However, while I navigate the subways of Seoul, a little piece of me will be in the Carmel Arts & Design District. I missed the Second Saturday Gallery Walk on August 13th and my regular visits to the local restaurants and shops are on hold right now. Where, in Seoul will I enjoy a fresh baked pie? How will I go a few days without shopping for great consignment deals?
Upon my return, I look forward to getting back to my favorite District hot spots!