Not all is their fault.
They live in a radically different world than I did, one full of bizarre arcane and Orwellian rules.
I cant blame the next gen on their lack of interest in cars.
Whats the point anymore? You cant work on them, you cant mod them, and kids cant afford them.
I used to spend free time on camaros or mustangs (or cheap sleepers like dusters etc.) bought used with summer savings then spend money I earned judiciously on things like manifolds cams heads and body work, this relatively affordable hobby was fun and rewarding.
Nowadays you cant buy parts because of emissions controls your car wont be licensed if you changed a valve cover, you cant afford to go anywhere in anything remotely fun to drive. Insurance will take the wind out of your sails if you attempt to buy anything "cool". You cant even "cruise" anymore all the old fun places will ticket you of you pass a checkpoint twice.
The new standard of cool isnt how fun it is- its how cheap it runs.
Cars- other than basic transportation, or factory hot rods costing huge money there is simply no point anymore unless your an older guy with tons of money.
WE created this CRAP scenario and our kids have to live with it. and now cant understand why they dont want to go outside.
Motorized entertainment is becoming a domain for the very rich only.
Boats?? dont even get me started.