What's a good way to go about learning more about cars, parts, how they work, etc?
Hi, my dad knows a ton about cars, but unfortunately i never knew him so i never got to learn anything from him. He's been in jail since i was a kid, woes me! haha
Anyways, i'm 20 and i know very little about cars. I change my own oil and check antifreeze/trans fluid/break fluid. That's about all i know really. My mom has one of my dads old junk cars, it's an 88' firebird or transam, can't remember which. It doesn't run(did a few years ago) so i thought about maybe just toolin around on it and getting a manual from my local library, but i dunno. I also thought about maybe enrolling in auto-mechanics classes at the community college, but i'm kind of embarrassed too because most guys going into that probably have at least a solid understanding of things where as i know nada.
I'd really like to get a nice classic car when i get older like an old GTO, or Impala, or charger, mustang, etc. But i think it'd be kind of lame to have such a great car like that but not know anything about how they work.
So what do you guys think i should do to learn a little more about cars?
Thanks for any ideas, appreciate your time.