Being a new transplant to the state of California I’m trying hard not to piss people off until after they get to know me, however it’s proving more difficult then I anticipated. Yesterday was just another sunny day here in CA, so I decided to take my ’68 Charger out for a spin. I cruised around for little bit, hit the highway and some back roads and finally came to rest at a little coffee shop where I figured I treat myself to a nice cup-o-joe to round out my day. I parked out front, walked in and proceeded to order. As I was in line a gentleman began to inquire about my car and mentioned that he too had an old Charger of the 1970 vintage. He asked me about the engine, suspension modifications and what wheel and tire size I was running, all of which I answered honestly.
I then asked him similar questions about his car at which point he became very evasive. He said he was running a 440 big block, but when it came time for particulars he wouldn’t give out any information. I then asked about his suspension and any brake modifications and received the same BS-style answers. I’m not very good at one-sided conversations and because of this I bid him good day and walked out. My question is, what reason would someone have to be so secretive that they wouldn’t share information between like-minded enthusiasts, I mean isn’t this what the hobby is all about?