Its called shiftyworld.com and is dedicated to make sure manual transmissions dont get run out of town by the automatic kind.
The websites founder is Greg Bruder, a lifelong shifter from Coldwater, Michigan who claims he understands why the stickshift is getting the shaft.
But he and his anti-automatic crew refuse to give up the stick lightly, regardless.
As he puts it, We understand we are a minority. We want to bring people together, give them a name, an identity.
Although manuals are only found in 10 percent of new cars, Bruder nevertheless gets 100 percent support from fellow self- shifters.
In his words, Its pretty wild. The response is from people from all different walks of life. Theres a lot of people out there ready to say, Thats me. Ill only drive a stick.
The website is designed mainly to connect stick-lovers with one another, but Bruder hopes it eventually attracts the attention of car companies and prevents his precious manual transmission from automatic extinction.
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