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Looking for young(er) vintage enthusiast

I am working with a team that's looking to shoot a video of a young collector (or someone who is interested in buying their first fixer-upper) getting a tour (lead by some of MB's product experts) of this summer's CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE at Pebble Beach.

It's a great opportunity for someone who's always wanted to get into the game... or who has just been fantasizing/trolling Craigslist ads for their first classic and would like some sage advice.

You can contact me via direct message or matt.heindl@gmail.com

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So are you looking for someone if a certain age? Or just any old total noob?

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I am working with a team that's looking to shoot a video of a young collector (or someone who is interested in buying their first fixer-upper) getting a tour (lead by some of MB's product experts) of this summer's CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE at Pebble Beach.
Something about this turns my stomach. It just sounds so "white". Sort of like Pebble Beach.

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Something about this turns my stomach. It just sounds so "white". Sort of like Pebble Beach.
???? Not sure I follow? Is this a skin color issue?
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???? Not sure I follow? Is this a skin color issue?
At Pebble Beach it is... I don't know, it just sort of sounds like a puff piece that has little connection with reality. In general, taking a new car enthusiast that is "young" and throwing him into a crowd beyond his means (Pebble Beach) seems a bit unrealistic in terms of any sort of reality on how people become "car guys" (or "gals"). Maybe it was the "young" part that bothered me...

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I hear scoot on this, but I would have used more of a term like "trust fund baby". If someone is a noob to classics and of normal middle upper class means, I'd think 95% of the types of cars you will see at pebble beach will be way into what we typically call unobtanium around here.

The fun thing about old benz cars is that so many can be had under $5000 and be real driver cars with a little sweat equity.

As we learn more, we can aspire to pebble beach types of cars. It does seem cruel to send a noob to pebble beach.

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