Meet The DriveTriber - Amogh Hampiholi
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Meet the DriveTiber is back with a new amazing interview! If you don't have idea of what I'm talking about...well I am surprised since this series where I ask questions to the people of our community is around since a while, anyway more info can be found here.
Today my guest is Amogh Hampiholi, he doesn't lead any tribe yet, but he creates funny and interesting contents, check out his profile!
I love Cars-Full Stop!I love making Renders and wanna be a Car Designer in the Future.Plus,I have a weird obsession with MERC.There are 2 more things I love apart from Cars-PAUL WALKER and CRICKET!!
Where are you from?
I was born in a town called Dharwad, which actually is my Dad's native. Just after my birth, my parents moved into Bangalore. Since then, I've been residing here.
What do you do?
Well, since I'm still 17, I don't work. Just a 12th std student who studies in the field of science .
How did you join Drivetribe?
I was just going through the Trio's profile on Wikipedia to find out more abt them and their cars. When I was in May's profile, that's when I came to know abt DT. I joined instantly.
What's your daily drive?
Still haven't got one. Will get for sure this year. If you want to know what I aspire my first car to be, it is a 1998 Honda City, which essentially is a baby brother of the Civic. Don't worry-it is cheap to get one😁.
What's your favorite classic car?
My fav classic car is the Toyota 2000 GT. Extremely beautiful car with awesome sound, rarity and Japanese reliability. It is just a bit underpowered for a Supercar.
What's your favorite modern car?
My fav Modern car is the AMG GTR. Again-it is rlly beautiful, powerful and fast, RWD, is a Merc(My fav brand,TBH) etc etc. But then, I'm extremely sad as it is being discontinued in 2021! RIP AMG GTR.
What do you think of electric cars?
Honestly, I have mixed opinions on them. They are Eco-Friendly and have higher range compared to ICEs. Some are beautiful(Ex:-Pininfarina Battista, Porsche Taycan, Polestar 2, Tesla Model S etc), some are cute(Ex:-Honda E, VW e-Up! etc), whereas some are absolutely horrendous to look at(Ex:- Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, Mustang Mach E, Mercedes EQC etc). Also, it indirectly causes Pollution from the Mining of Lithium and Cobalt-that are very much needed for making the Batteries. Also, some studies have proven that if the Batteries leak by chance, they produce Chemicals that are 3 times more harmful than those released from ICEs. So, I don't say I completely hate them, but I completely don't like them either.
Automatic or manual?
Manual always. It tests a Driver's true ability. Auto is only for those who always prefer Comfiness, or don't know how to drive a Manual.
What are your hobbies?
I love doing Research on cars, Travelling, Photography, Playing Cricket and Football, Playing video games and reading Novels and Books, and occasionally collect Diecasts
What's your dream road trip?
I love to travel the world in a Porsche 718 Boxter/Spyder; or a SLR McLaren Roadster. Companion will be my choice. I may take anyone, or go alone.
Tell us something funny that's happened to you in a car
Well, we had an old Fiat Palio (2000 model). Once,during a trip, the car died in the middle of the road. We inspected everything, and still had no clue what had happened. My dad took one last chance and gave all his might in starting it. 5 mins later, it started!! What was the trouble?! Welp, a small rat had entered the Exhaust pipe and had choked it, because of which the car's engines failed to run thanks to insufficient supply of Fresh air😅😂😂
Tell us a song that you particularly enjoy to listen while driving
Honestly, there is a long list. I love listening to Satisfya by Imran Khan, We will Rock you by Queen, For the Glory (Idk the singer, but the song is epic), Yalili Yalila(Some Arabic song, but nevertheless, it is cool) etc
Are you a Motorsport fan?
Not really. Do watch F1 sometimes, but I personally love WRC. Watch it whenever me and the TV/Laptop are free together.
Who's your favorite racing driver?
No doubt it is Senna. My other fav is Sir Jackie Stewart. Extremely humble and gr8 guy who is rlly underrated. Also love Walter Rohrl.
What's your favorite tribe?
It's Shitty Car Mods (Love to see weird things that people make to their cars) and McLovin Cars Yo (Love to see the cool and rare cars spotted around the world!)
Are you a Clarkson Hammond and May fan?
Hail Yeah!Massive fan of the Trio
What's your favorite Grand Tour /Top Gear moment?
Fav moment??It is this when Hammond crashes his Silverado pickup into Clarkson's Wrangler and Clarkson yells at him in the Colombia special. I honestly find it to be one of the best scenes, lmao😂
What do you think of Drivetribe?
I believe DT is an amazing website where like-minded people meet and share their thoughts. So far, I've rlly met amazing people and got to know some incredible stuff I never knew abt. Though I came across some Dickheads here, I never rlly cared.I rlly am enjoying my time here.