from "Sharing Gifts with Sarrah" by Bryan Goffe

Being a “car guy” makes my eyes always shoot toward an open garage door.  With a tinge of voyeurism I look to catch a glimpse of a beauty sleeping under cover, curvaceous antique, sleek vintage hot rod, stripped down racer, badass muscle car, smooth exotic sports car, dangerous motorcycle of any kind, sparkle of chrome or “gearhead” project in the works…  But alas, usually I only get an eyeful of something you don’t want to see, Junk (but I look anyway).  There are occasionally a few buried treasures infinitely waiting under the dust and boxes of life’s souvenirs, but most garages sadly are simply full of stuff, piled high with things that people lazily save.  Although a few garages are actually used for a daily driver, the household workhorse vehicle, many have become storage units.  Some garages are methodically organized dens dedicated to other passions like woodworking, music, gaming, or even turned into pseudo pubs and tiki bars, and a few into gyms.  The worst are converted into living quarters, never to be open again.  The best are an Asylum, from the rest of the world.

What means Asylum?
1. An institution for the care of the mentally ill or aged.
2. A place offering protection or safety; refuge.
3. A temple or church affording sanctuary for criminals or debtors.
4. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.

Where is the Garage Asylum?
    It is not just one place, not just my garage or yours; it's more than that.  It is in the mind & soul of those who "Get It" & "Need It".  It is where we gather and commune: to turn a wrench, hoist a glass (alone, with friends or the spirit's of those gone), crank up the music, or just escape for awhile.  Ultimately, it's where we collect memories, parts & pieces of races, shows, cruises, or whatever makes our blood move... a little more quickly.  
    For lack of better words... It is a club, of sorts.  One where members just belong, because.  There are no rules, requirements nor expectations.  Many have this affliction, more do not understand.
    Regardless if the taste is for Brand New, Rusty Old or Something in between.  Whether the passion be for 2 wheels, 4 or something with none, it's all good.  There is a common thread, or chain, that runs thru... tying us back to the Garage Asylum. 
                                                   -Bryan Goffe