Meet The Drivetriber - Jonathan Tea
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Meet the Drivetriber is back with a new interview! As usual I suggest you to have a look to this explanation post to know more about this series and to know how to take part in this project. I also want to say sorry for the wait, I'm glad that there are many submissions, I'm trying to publish everyone, usually in not chronological order to make the posts a little variegated, but it's taking time, mostly because I have a full time job that keeps me busy and leave me a little drained at the end of the day, so please be patient, anyone's turn will arrive.
Today I'm going to ask some questions to Jonathan Tea, Tribe leader of BLABBERCLUB, you can find more info in this post down here. As usual I suggest you to have a look at Jonathan's profile and follow him!
Aspiring to overthrow Shut Up And Let Me Speak from his post of Prime Minister if all else fails.
Where are you from?
I am from Bangalore, India .
What do you do?
I am a 16 year old who does 16 year old stuff, like studying for Board Exams , Playing Guitar and Gaming. I also write for DriveTribe.
How did you join Drivetribe?
I started as a viewer of the YouTube channel. But due to my lack of concentration, I ignored the fact that it was an app. I then went and searched up DriveTribe and made an account. I started actively posting 24 weeks ago according to my first post on DRIVETRIBE. I believe that is complete bollocks because I remember posting that when I was 15 and was studying for my finals.
My first article was about V8 power in China, which turned out to be terrible. I had even sent it to the Fuel Injection Team Discord Server. And most of the members thought it was terrible too.
And then I became an active user. I took a hiatus from September. The main reason behind my hiatus was because I was not well, I had exams and I was exploring other areas of interest.
What's your daily drive?
I'm 16 so I cannot drive. But my parents own a Jaguar XE, a Honda City and an Isuzu DMAX V-Cross. I can boast that I own a Jaaaaaaaag.
"Cruisin down the street in a Jaaaaaag"
Enough with the boasting.
What's your favorite classic car?
My favourite classic car has to be the Mercedes 300SL. Looks cool, has a good engine and has a legendary door design. I also love the Ferrari F40 and the Lamborghini Miura
What's your favorite modern car?
It is the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton, Alpine A110 and the 2005 Ford GT. These cars are simply too cool. I also love hatchbacks like the MK.4 Golf. Not to forget the JDM legends like the FD3RS RX-7 and the Nissan GT-R R33.
What do you think of electric cars?
DriveTribe has changed me quite a bit. I used to be that electric car hater and that "no sound no good dude". No I am quite the opposite, mainly because of James May and Alessandro Renesis. The EV Revolution is inevitable, and we will have to embrace it. Why shy away from something that is inEVitable ? We must embrace it as they prevent the ICE car from vanishing. Embrace the EV and keep the ICE thriving. Regarding EV's , I do not like the current range of EV's being sold in 2020. The Mercedes EQ series do not look any different from the other ICE Mercedes'. The BMW iX looks too ugly, the Audi E-Tron is just another SUV. The Mustang Mach-E is a huge meme, the Tesla's build quality sucks.
I am contradicting myself but the only EV's I respect as for now are the Tesla Model S , the Porsche Taycan , the Honda E and the Volkswagen ID.3.
Automatic or manual?
Who took my clutch pedal away? Who did it?
Jokes apart, I have started appreciating automatics because I live in a traffic jammed city. Literally everywhere you go , you are to experience a traffic jam.
A manual in this city? No.
Automatic as a daily driver and manual for a weekend cruise.
What are your hobbies?
I like writing on DriveTribe, Gaming, and Riding my bicycle. And I also like tech.
I play guitar and like listening to rock music.
What's your dream road trip?
Driving through the eighth wonder of the world- China's road network .
Tell us something funny that's happened to you in a car ...
I really do not know what to say about that- because if I did say that, the police would be knocking on my door.
Tell us a song that you particularly enjoy to listen while driving ..
Born to be wild be Steppenwolf , Valentina should insert the link here because I am too lazy to search for the song on Google.
Are you a Motorsport fan?
Who's your favorite racing driver?
Ayrton Senna and Colin McRae.
What's your favorite tribe?
Be sure to check out BLABBERCLUB, it is my own tribe. I heard my little Doug Demuro impression going in the background " Be Sure to check out Cars and Bids BLABBERCLUB.
Are you a Clarkson Hammond and May fan?
No , because I am a big fan. There is a huge difference , you see!
What's your favorite Grand Tour /Top Gear moment ?
I found the Grand Tour China Episode rather entertaining!
What do you think of Drivetribe?
It is great. It is nice to have a community of like minded individuals to talk to. A lot of us are the only Car Enthusiasts in their friend circle, DRIVETRIBE unites all car enthusiasts who have an email account and a electronic device.
Now that dark mode is out, I have a reason to scroll through DT all night.