My name is Jonathan, I'm 20 years old, and I'm currently a full time engineering student. As some of you are aware, I've been around here since 2009, when I first found this community. I've seen this community grow into what it is today, and have always been impressed with the caliber of the commenters, even through the rough patches. Enough about you guys, and more about me:
I've loved cars ever since I can remember, which was probably when I was 2 or 3 years old. Even before I could talk, I was pointing out car parts that were called out to me. Not just things such as bumpers and wheels, but intake manifolds, too. That was on a 1994 Taurus GL Wagon. That's another weird skill I have, being able to remember insane amounts of details regarding cars. I grew up reading Car and Driver, Road & Track and Consumer Reports. I would spend hours, even days, devouring every last detail in those magazines. As a result, I could (and still can) name 95% of all cars on the road by make, model, years produced, trim level (75% of the time), and some times even color. I know most engine options from ~1990 to the present. At one point, I freaked out a girl in high school by identifying the make, model, and year of her car by just seeing the key. It's a gift and a curse.
Now, with that much enthusiasm towards cars, you may be thinking that I have an awesome one. Well, you would be wrong. In fact, I don't have a car at all. I desperately want one, but now isn't the right time. When it is the right time, it will have a horizontally opposed engine, and most likely AWD. That love for all things horizontally opposed was sparked by this beauty, which is what I most often drive:
However, my driving history wasn't always that interesting. In fact, I learned to drive on a 1999 Toyota Camry LE with the dealer installed fog lights. While not the most interesting car in the world, it's the one that holds the fondest memories for me. I remember picking it up brand new at the dealership when I was 5 years old. That's a memory I will always keep with me.
In addition to cars, I'm big into vintage computers, vintage audio systems, CAD, and photography. I've posted my recently acquired 1978 Sanyo already, but I will show off my modest collection of vintage computers at some point, if anyone is interested. Some of my better photos are on Flickr, and can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9687145...
After being on Jalopnik, Offtopic, and Oppositelock for over 4 years, this is probably the most I've shared of myself to anyone on here. I hope for many more great years, and for everyone on here to stay awesome.