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CAR CLUBS

GIUSEPPE CASTRUCCI

There’s nothing like a

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Bounder.

It’s been a long time coming, and I must say it was an honour being asked to cover the Car Club scene in Ottawa. So who am I? Born and raised in Ottawa, my friends call

me “Peppe”. Like many guys, the best times I had growing up were hanging out with my friends -- which usually meant sports, checking out the latest car magazine, drinking and wishing we could buy “the one”. We all had big dreams and small budgets. Why do we belong to a car club? What’s the

attraction? Simple. We all have hectic lives: working, running after the kids; doing hockey, soccer,

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groceries, the “honey-do” lists; driving here there and everywhere. The attraction of belonging in a car club is

to meet with a group of people who you would not normally meet in your circle, and get to do that one thing that all guys dream about -- “hang out, have a beer and shoot the shit with the boys”. Close your eyes and turn back the clock

to when you were 17, 18 and 19, not a care in the world, hours spent firing out one liners, looking under the hood of a car. Subject matter ranged from hockey to women and everything in between. Nobody cared about your title -- you didn’t have one! If you had a car, great. If not, riding shot gun and being a good person

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