The Fast & The Furious Effect

The Fast & The Furious Effect


greetings viewers eric the car guy also known as eat ECG one yeah I stayed a lot at the beginning every video and I also say if it is your birthday happy birthday and in addition to that please enjoy this electronic cake today’s topic the fast and furious effect at least that’s what I’m calling this it seemed to me 2001 is when the original Fast and Furious came out in fact they are talking about or assembling the cast right now for Fast and Furious 9 so the franchise has been going on for quite some time it’s quite popular you know all the kids are watching them movies so at least in my mind there’s sort of before Fast and Furious and after Fast and Furious and I’m not saying the import car scene wasn’t a thing before Fast and Furious I’m saying fast and furious seem to give it a voice it seemed to give it a direction seemed to inspire a lot of other people to do that kind of thing in fact during that time it was 2001 when the movie was released I think I mentioned that I was working for an Acura dealership and you know these cars were quite popular during that time in fact this car came out in 2001 and the last year for the Integra but my point is is that it inspired a lot of people do to do a lot of dumb things at least some of the things that I saw it’s very seldom when I see a car like this that’s done well and seems to be an improvement over the original my opinion okay I’ve done other videos about this but the point of this video is to talk about how the movie Fast and the Furious seemed to change things it’s obviously here to stay it’s it’s obviously become a part of our culture part of our lexicon I mean Fast and the Furious is the thing and I think the movie itself you know sort of bridge to divide between you know the hotrod culture which seem to exist mostly before that and then after that there seem to be this whole import circuit the import circuit at least in my mind was kind of underground I mean the import guys would show up to car shows but they were kind of pushed off in the corner you know the hotrod guys like yeah we ain’t have no imports here kind of thing but me you know I sort of straddled the line because you know I loved hot rods but at the same time it worked for Honda and I like the Honda’s and I I like the things that were being done down is I could appreciate them so I had a connection with them whereas I think at that time there was still the perception that you know imports real good what and I’m totally generalizing here but this is a discussion channel and that’s kind of what I’m allowed to do since you know it is my channel the import culture didn’t really exist in the way that it does today I think those movies or that franchise you know propelled the import scene to a whole new level and and like I said gave it a voice and more movies and more advertising and and you just started to see the import in a different light than you did before that because before that it seemed to me that the people that were into the automotive performance market and modifying things like I said we’re doing old-school hotrod type of things they weren’t necessarily messing with cars like this I think that franchise those movies helped change that and as a result like I said some people went down a path of destruction pretty much killed a lot of these cars and then some you know made beautiful machines and did some really great things you know some really cool artistic things recently I did the power tour which that line seems to be blurred during the power tour the power tour seems to be about a lot more than just quote-unquote hot rods it’s it’s just about cool stuff that people make and drive so I love that culture I love that they’re more open to that you know if if you modified it you made it cool you made it yours you’re in you know that that’s the way it felt but I go to some car shows and it doesn’t feel that way sometimes I go to the drag strip and it doesn’t feel that way you know like there’s an import guys over here and there’s hot old-school hotrod dragster guys over here and the age is different also you know you go to the old-school hotrod shows you see a lot of older guys like me you go to an import show you see you know 20-somethings and they’re you know driving stuff like this so it’s it’s it seems generational as well but I’m not saying the hotrod guys aren’t watching the fast and furious movies because they were smart when they made those movies you know what was Vin Diesel driving old-school hotrod I think that’s part of what that movie did is it gave us that introduction into the imports and no imports can be cool to the point is that old-school meeting new-school I think started happen during that time too right around 2001 and we’re a few years past that now and now going on movie number nine so my question to you dear viewers is what what do you see with this phenomena or do you see it as a phenomenon do you see the the same thing that I’m trying to describe in this video where it started out okay here we are you know in a quote-unquote hot rod world and now we’re you know gonna move to this new thing you know because they’re not making those old-school cars anymore there’s new stuff so we have to embrace that and if we’re gonna continue the culture of modification on we have to pass a baton on to the next generation which is into this what’s your take on all this was was that something that bridge to divide or maybe in divided things further maybe you know there was there’s two camps and and maybe that’s something the franchise has been playing off this whole time do you see a fast and furious effect and if so how do you see that that is affected car culture ever since and what do you think of the franchise now as long as we’re on it what do you think of franchise now do you think we really need nine movies anyway if you have automotive questions air at the car guy calm that’s linked down below along with additional videos and other stuff that 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