Hello and welcome to Shift magazine. I was inspired to create Shift when I noticed a need going unfulfilled in the automobile hobby-while I saw a lot of alternatives to the traditional, expensive collector car, I also took note that there were no magazines dedicated solely to the pursuit of the ultimate budget-friendly cruiser/bruiser, and I also found that there were no magazines specifically targeting young people. I have met countless young people who desire to own a sweet ride but are hampered for lack of budget or knowledge. And while I know that not everyone is as in love with the automotive world as I am, I am also not so naive as to believe the surveys that claim that the people of my generation are more interested in Twitter and Facebook than they are in An awesome set of wheels. To this end, Shift was created to not only provide young budget-minded car aficionados with the knowledge necessary to succeed in the automotive hobby, but also to give the young car guys and car gals of the world a community where they can showcase their cars and can simply belong. It is important to understand that there is no discrimination of certain brands in this magazine, although, due to price, ease of repair and modification, showcasing ability, and availability, most of the feature cars in Shift will most likely be older domestic cars and trucks, but owners of imported vehicles will not go unrepresented. Every week there will be a "Pick of the Week" which is an educational look into the portfolio of a certain vehicle that is within the reach of many young people. The article will include a brief history of the vehicle, some vital stats, and an example of the automobile for sale. There will also be a "Local Talent" section, which will put projects submitted by readers from all over the nation on display. We are here to show you that YES!- you CAN do it!!