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Old 12th January 2010, 15:53   #1
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Guys, just thought of sharing this with everyone here and I dont know if there is any thread linked to this topic. My son who is 5 years is just crazy about cars and driving and he invents his own ways of driving imaginary cars.

Just to share with you, my son take a small plate - its his steering, take a large spoon and puts in sofa on the side where there is armrest - its his gearbox, takes a key to start the car, keeps a God's idol on the side, and for music he keeps the ipod next to where he is sitting and listen to music. First he will start the car then put the gear and then his car starts. And he does it with lot of interest. I was just amazed to see the way he moves his little hand to do all acts like as if he is driving. While I am driving, he asks me lot of questions and his eyes are on what I am doing whether my foot is on the break, clutch or accelerator.

Mods just thought of sharing this. Anyone else with similar experience with thier little one.
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Old 12th January 2010, 16:06   #2
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My son Aadi has a huge collection of toy cars. He is currently 5 years old, but he could recognize mustang, dodge viper, hummer, lambo, ferrari, supra, VW beetle(which he calls buggy) etc at the age of 4 itself. Take him to a toy shop and he will point out these cars and mention their names. . His favourite car is the mustang and the lamborghini. Amongst indian cars he likes tata safari . He has around 8 -10 RC cars and one of them is a monster truck which he totally adores and loves to take them offroading on the bed by placing pillows etc . Once we went to forum and there was a RC car which the kids could try out. He took the remote from the guy who was showing kids how to operate the car, and did some awsome donuts and drifts and boy you should have seen the look on the sales guys face. . Like father like son..he..he...

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Old 12th January 2010, 16:11   #3
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My daughter is just 10 months old now. I've managed to make her specially notice an automobile.

When I say "Pom pom" (Analogous to honking) she immediately turns her head and finds the nearest car and smiles - mostly our car parked in the porch. She is all smiles when the tail light or the indicator is lit up.

Plan to buy an IC engined RC car in the future, so that we both can play with it.

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Old 12th January 2010, 16:27   #4
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Nice thread !! I'm 21, don't have a son yet, thank God, atleast none that I know of but my nephew who is two years old is one promising lad. From the 9th floor apartment, when its pitch dark at night, he'll see a black car parked in the building premises below (so shape is difficult to see clearly), and by looking at the shape of the tail lights, he'll squeal in glee "Honda CR-V !!".

Doesn't end there. My window overlooks the sea link, although it's quite some distance away. From my window, he'll look out on the road, almost 2-300m away and recognize every single car zipping past. Phenomenal kid, I say.
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Old 12th January 2010, 16:40   #5
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My son who is 2Yrs 4 months old loves Jeeps and Gypsy's more than cars and his next favourite is Tractor. he can distinguish cars, jeeps, bikes, autos, trucks and buses.

Around a year back when the Tata Xenon was launched I took him for a TD in a new Indica Vista. After the TD of Xenon was done he would not get back to Indica and wanted to drive back in Xenon. He was just 1.5yrs at that time .
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Nice one.

My 1 yr old son is developing automobile craze very fast.
He loves to go for a ride sitting on my bike’s tank when I start my day. If I make him sit idle on the bike then he stretches his hand to reach the accelerator & tries to twist it. He knows that will make the bike move.

When he is inside the car. He wants to sit on my lap & move the steering wheel & if he sits besides then he holds the gear knob & tries to move it.

I am slowly getting him scaled models one by one. He loves to play with them.
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Old 12th January 2010, 16:46   #7
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Nice!!

Son
- Huge toy car collection
- Expert in driving pedal car both indoors and outdoors
- Able to recognise any damn car on the road, from any angle

Baby daughter
- Taking over the toy collection!
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Old 12th January 2010, 16:53   #8
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I am sure our kids are going to start driving cars much earlier than we did. I started driving when I was 16, I know it was illegal to drive without a license, I managed to sneak out the family Fiat whenever I could lay my hands on it. My son is just 1.5 yrs old but insists on sitting on my lap as soon as the 2 of us are alone in the car. He will lean down to fiddle with the gear stick & already knows how to operate the audio system a bit. Turning it on & off is now his duty in the car & he will ensure that no one else dare touch the system. Only problem is that he insists on doing the same when he sits in any other car also. He's easily able to make out my car in our building parking lot. Also "Lets go in our pom pom" leads to an instant smile on his face & he gets really eager to get out of the house since he knows its time to go for a drive.
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Old 12th January 2010, 17:02   #9
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My Son.
- Age 8
- Has a good collection of scale models.
- Can recognize any make / model in a flash
- favorite is rollsroyce and ferrari
- has started discussing prices
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My Son, Rohan (11) had started recognizing all street cars at the age of 3. I was initially surprized at this, and than started discussing cars with him. Every old toy that we have at home, is a CAR/ Jeep. Infact, He purchased a Mustang Scale model for his last B'day!

We watch all the automobile shows togather, be it on news channels, or like Overhauling, Great Cars etc. (and, we watch F1 races togather too). Sometimes visitors at our place are amazed at the passion that we have on the subject.

Now, he has started to accompany me occassionally for OTRs too!
Enclosing one of the recent pictures of his.
Guys, I have a budding Jeeper in family!!

Cheers!!

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Old 12th January 2010, 18:00   #11
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In my 7 1/2 one's opinion, selling our zen was the biggest criminal offense a dad could commit. Now, every car is a possible candidate for next car. Every single auto magazine (Indian, thankfully) has to be bought religiously. Every month's quota of a scale model has to be adhered to. Heck! his room even has has 3 huge posters of assorted racing cars.

Then to add insult to injury, the Auto Expo happens. now we have started saving for the next one
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Very interesting!
I was a kid like that. My passion for cars started when i was 3. My mother tells me what I used to do.
But I could not turn my passion into my career because of various reasons. I repent on that some times.
By reading your experiences I'm very excited recollecting my past instances.
I request you to encourage your children if he/she is passionate about automobiles and pursue their career in automobile field(if they are interested)


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In my 7 1/2 one's opinion, selling our zen was the biggest criminal offense a dad could commit. Now, every car is a possible candidate for next car. Every single auto magazine (Indian, thankfully) has to be bought religiously. Every month's quota of a scale model has to be adhered to. Heck! his room even has has 3 huge posters of assorted racing cars.

Then to add insult to injury, the Auto Expo happens. now we have started saving for the next one
Sir,Please don't feel frustrated. You have a one brilliant kid.
At that age I salute his passion towards cars.
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Not my son, but the youngest true petrolhead I know is my best friend's 5 year son Rayhan. Ask him what his favorite car is and he'll say "Dodge Viper". He recently moved to a school next to home, and says the bus ride (to older school) is sorely missed. When we are out on road trips, his attentive eyes are closely watching my gearshifts. And he'll always say "Rushabhuncle, li'l faster please". From their garage of an Ikon, Spark and soon-to-arrive Nano, his favorite car is the "Ikon" because its the "fashthest" (no one told him this). Whenever I bring a test car home, he'll shout out from the balcony and I HAVE to take him for a test-drive. Needless to say, most of his toys are only cars. He's my darling:

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We’ve seen quite a few interesting threads of how Team-BHP is impacting our daily lives, and how our love for cars is impacting our immediate family (e.g.; the thread on Team-BHP and our wives).

Thinking on those lines, I would like to know how much your kids are into cars. My daughter is turning 3 next month, and she is quite crazy about cars.
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Old 27th April 2011, 13:31   #15
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My 7 month old daughter goes to deep sleep in 2 minutes of getting into the car. The AC is to be blammed, and she always prefers us to hold her right infront of the AC vent .
Nowadays my car is filled with her variety of shoes,Tshirts,trousers,chaddi's,hair clips,lactogen,cerelac oops .. and what not!. I really love this than keeping the car interior clean
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