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A Love Affair: Nelson, and Roll Music, and Cars

playing music at six years Started playing nightclubs at 12. record deal at 18. First No. 1 at 22—“(Can’t Live Without Love and Affection.” It may be big news to us, but to and Gunnar Nelson, it’s family tradition—oh, and luckily for us, car fanatics.

It started well they were born the good genes of their Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, who in the television sitcom, “Ozzie and Of course, Ozzie and Harriet had a son Ricky, who just happened to be a Rock and Roller. He passed the genes on to his twin boys—in the Nelson family is in the “Guinness of World Records” as the only with three generations of No. 1 hit the rest is history.

However, isn’t the only thing in the lives; they care for their family members—some of have V8 engines.

“I absolutely love cars and am passionate about them,” said. “If I wasn’t making I would be working in the automotive

Cars are personal to the brothers and much more than transportation.

“I’ve been cars since I was a little and one of my fondest memories still to day is of my dad and his awesome Pantera,” Gunnar “This car was way ahead of its time, and I went to bed at night, I couldn’t asleep until I heard my huge V8 rumble into the because then I knew Pop was

The twins don’t just alike. They’re also on the page when it comes to vehicles and the maintenance of such.

“A car has been much more a car to me,” Gunnar said. “I three years of auto in high school and had learned to up a car by the time I was 16 years old. My motivation for this was the fact when I turn the key, I it to start. The biggest drag in the is having a big night planned, into your car and it not working.”

Automotive maintenance became an bigger deal when the started racing competitively. did I forget to mention that? both licensed Sports Car of America race car drivers—I think they get much

The brothers were invited to the Beach Grand Prix; a celebrity race. Before the they went to racing to learn the ropes of racing, helped them hone automotive maintenance expertise, as

“In racing, everything depends on the car and making it run at its absolute best,” said. “Losing one pound of per square inch in your will make a huge in the way the car handles. You have to understand component under the hood of vehicle, and fluids, motor brakes, everything can be the difference winning and losing. You don’t go until you can pay for the maintenance that it Racing requires the best and the best crew who really what they’re doing. I that’s where I learned how to a car and the importance of taking good of it.”

Matthew took this he learned from racing and it to his street vehicles, as well.

“I don’t skimp on maintenance for my vehicles,” he said. “Even if the car needs a wax compound for the exterior, it done. I’m one of those guys who an oil change well before I’m to.”

He uses heavy synthetic motor oil in his high-performance and still changes the oil every miles!

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“I own a Corvette C06, in my opinion, is just a brilliant of machinery,” Matthew said. “To me, are art; they have and deserve the absolute best and as someone once told me, if you afford to maintain your you can’t afford it.”

The brothers had some advice to in the maintenance category, as well.

car is your friend,” Gunnar “Read the owners manual, if you’ve had the car for a long time, it out of the glove box and peruse it. You’ll out a lot of cool things about car and feel confident, knowing it needs to function optimally.”

is impressed with the modern of today and doesn’t see how anyone can out on maintenance with the nice today’s vehicles give

“What’s nice about vehicles is there are so many signals and lights to remind you of maintenance that there is no for not keeping up with your ca

r’s he said. “Your car is yelling at you so that there’s no reason in the why your car shouldn’t be running. A comes on and tells you what to do! up, I had to guess when my car needed and really make an effort to on top of it, but that’s no longer necessary. people tell me that are just a point A to point B of person and don’t really how their car functions as long as it them to where they to go, I always say that if you don’t your vehicle there be no point B.”

So, how important is automotive maintenance to Do you love your car?

car is, in large part, just as as your home,” Matthew “It gets you to work, to family and for people like me, it’s I spend all of my time on stage, and you play music, it really is a sport. You’re communicating the audience, and it’s very a communal effort, but

when you’re in your it’s solitude, and it’s with that machine. individual. It’s a very zen and I think that’s why, the freedom it’s provided me in my that I love my car so much. The energy you put into your the more it will put into It’s a love affair.”

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