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In this dissertation, I set out to investigate the enthusiasm, scenes and cultural industry of contemporary modified-car culture in Australia. The purpose of this study is to ascertain the character and function of â€˜enthusiasmâ€™ in the scenes of modified-car culture. The dissertation is based on fieldwork research with an online-based car club â€“ where I participated as an â€˜enthusiastâ€™ â€“ and archival research of the last 34 years of enthusiast magazines and other texts. It offers a new critical investigation of enthusiasm in popular culture that has not to date been investigated in this way. This research examines the way enthusiasm is an event of affective relations that exists on transversal scales from the personal to the scene and beyond. I shall argue that the dominant charismatic relation of enthusiasm is a reduction that enables the enthusiasm of a given scene to become a resource for the enthusiast cultural industry servicing that scene.