The 25 Best Automotive Quotes

Great quotes inspire great feelings. They can make you smile and laugh, or weep and rage. They can make you think about yourself in ways you never thought you could.


Great quotations are a work of art – just like cars.


So why not mix it up a little, and think about fabulous quotes about cars?


Sayings that motivate you, that make you feel like your love for cars and automotive isn’t just a paltry feeling that you can squash.

Words that prove that your love for beautiful cars, for unique car portraits, for F1 racing, and for so much more deserves to be supported and encouraged.


Quotes that inspire you to be the car-lover you know you are.


If you think that’s you, read on, because you are in for a ride!


Here are the 25 top automotive quotes we could find to encourage all the car lovers who need the push into embracing their car-enthusiast side.

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Quote #1 – “It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance.” 

-Jackie Stewart


Quote #2 – “The cars we drive say a lot about us.”

-Alexandra Paul


Quote #3 – “It’s a never-ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.”

- Dale Earnhardt


Quote #4 – “You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.”

- Dale Earnhardt


Quote #5 – “The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose.”

- Dale Earnhardt


Quote #6 – “Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.”

- E. B. White


Quote #7 – “Some men take good care of a car; others treat it like one of the family.”

- Evan Esar

Quote #8 – “I love driving cars, looking at them, cleaning and washing and shining them. I clean ‘em inside and outside. I’m very touchy about cars. I don’t want anybody leaning on them or closing the door too hard, know what I mean?”

- Scott Baio


Quote #9 – “The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other.”

- Andrew H. Malcolm


Quote #10 – “All of those cars were once just a dream in somebody’s head.” 

- Peter Gabriel


Quote #11 – “Cars are the ultimate symbol of freedom, independence and individualism. They offer the freedom to ‘go anywhere,’ whenever it suits and with whom one chooses.”

- Sarah Redshaw


Quote #12 – “Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.”

- Hunter Thompson


Quote #13 – “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.”

- Jeremy Clarkson


Quote #14 – “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

- Mario Andretti


Quote #15 – “It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.”

- Mario Andretti


Quote #16 – “The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.”

- F1 commentator Murray Walker


Quote #17 – “Once you’ve raced, you never forget it…and you never get over it.”

- Richard Childress

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Quote #18 – “I love to feel a racing car around me, to feel the way it holds me.

I love to make it do all that it was built to do, and then a little bit more.”

- Stirling Moss


Quote #19 – “Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.”

- Enzo Ferrari, Founder of Scuderia Ferrari


Quote #20 – “It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

- E. L. Doctorow


Quote #21 – "In racing there are always things you can learn, every single day. There is always space for improvement, and I think that applies to everything in life."

- Lewis Hamilton

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Quote #22 – "I am an artist, the track is my canvas and the car is my brush."

- Graham Hill


Quote #23 – “Life is too short to drive boring cars.”

- Balise Auto


Quote #24 – “The automobile is an American cultural symbol.”

- Raymond Loewy


Quote #25 – "First, you have to finish."

- Michael Schumacher

Final Thoughts

Whether you read these and laugh, or they balloon up your heart into a size that may be unhealthy (but is oh-so-satisfying), know that now no one can deny that cars are something to be loved.


Cars are a tool, yes, but they are so much more as well.


They can be your partner on vacations and business.


They can be the one respite from your busy schedule, a way to race away from your life's troubles.


They can even be something you love to look at – something you enjoy thinking about.


A passion that can shine through real cars or car portraits that decorate your home.


Read these automotive and racing quotes and soothe your love for cars.


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