I have always been fascinated by car racing. As a child, I promised myself that I would take up the car racing sport, once I came of age. And now that I have indeed come of age, I am seriously contemplating getting into actual car racing. I have figured out that the best place to start would be by getting an ideal car for racing purposes. So that is the stage I am at. And it is proving to be much harder than I expected.
You see, I have come to realize that the most ideal cars for racing purposes are way too expensive. There actually seems to be only two categories of people who can afford such cars. The first category is that of car racing professionals, who enjoy sponsorship deals from corporate entities with deep pockets. And the second category is that of very rich individuals – tycoons and children of tycoons — who are fascinated by car racing sports. Thus, with each passing day, it is becoming clearer (to me) that I can’t afford one of the truly ideal car models for racing purposes.
There is, of course, the option of taking a normal car and modifying it to be ideal for car racing purposes. But as I have come to learn, the necessary modifications require a lot of money. You have to factor in the initial cost of buying the ‘ordinary’ car. Then you need to factor in the cost of modifying the car to be ideal for racing purposes. The figure you end up with is not very different from that of simply buying one of the ready-made ideal racing models.
Thus, I have ended up getting stuck at the stage of looking for an ideal racing car. I am too much of an amateur to even contemplate looking for corporate sponsors. I have to prove myself first, before I can start approaching potential corporate sponsors. Thus, the only option that seems to be viable for me is to save funds over time, those being funds that I can devote to the purchase of an ideal car for racing purposes. And I appreciate that by so doing, I will only have overcome the first in a series of formidable challenges…