How A Playground Restored My Faith In Automotive Enthusiasm.

I was walking this past summer around the block with my pregnant girlfriend, we walked up to a newly constructed playground and I saw something that restored my faith, that maybe this new generation of kids will grow up appreciating cars the way I do.

What I saw was this dashboard down to its bare essentials. A simple, flat panel that will provide enough imagination for a kid to have a great time.

Look at this thing: there’s a temperature gauge, fuel gauge, a steering wheel and the best part, a manual shifter.

With the downfall of the manual transmission, this is a big deal in my opinion. The designer could have as easily made a PRNDL slider, but he/she chose to put an H-pattern in there  and not just any H-pattern, either. This one has a really old school 3-speed pattern.

This toy is not overly complicated, it doesn’t even have any color, but it’s just enough to get the brain of a kid going… #SaveTheManuals

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About Things That Make You Go Vroom

Welcome to Things That Make You Go Vroom — a blog dedicated to Automotive Enthusiasm, Love of Food and Home Decor. My name is Frank and I have teamed up with my best friend Charlie to bring a blog that is close to our hearts. Cars, Food and Home Decor. Now you might be thinking how lame this is, two grown men talking about guy stuff. But rest assured, that this blog will be far from lame. Our goal is to educate and entertain. We will be bringing car buying tips, car reviews ranging from affordable sports cars to my favorite, minivans. We will also be talking about food, from enjoying your veggies to marinating meats. And last but not least, home decor. Yes! Two grown men, talking about interior design. Hope you guys enjoy what we bring to the interwebs. Frank & Charlie.

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