The Origin of Why? Because Race Car

As with many great automotive memes, this one came from Jalopnik, via a commenter named Hoyle. You can see the original comment here, and it was later spotted by the wise editors of Jalopnik and named the “Commenter of the Day.”

The meme continued the next day, with a picture of a race tire and the captain “Why? Because Race Car” and suddenly, an internet phenomenon had been born.

The answer to all of life’s questions has been answered.

The meaning of life has been discovered.

We have seen nirvana.

Why?

Because Race Car.

 

 

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5 Responses to The Origin of Why? Because Race Car

  1. EMF says:

    “phenominon”? Nice. Because spelling Nazi!

  2. awndray says:

    “The meme continued the next day, with a picture of a race tire and the captain…”

    Captain who?

  3. TwentyonePSI says:

    Great writing.

    Because short bus.

  4. spikejnz says:

    Actually, Hoyle didn’t start this meme. It was started in OppositeLock on Jalopnik when one of the other commenters posted a link to a Mazda MX-3 post on CL where the seller described the car had no interior “because racecar”.

    I should know…i created the first Because Racecar image.

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