Gearheads are passionate about rebuilding older vehicles.
“Gearhead” is a slang term and refers to a person a who is extremely interested in fixing, modifying and rebuilding cars. A gearhead can also be knowledgeable about computers, electronics, technology and gadgets.
Referring to someone as a “gearhead” most often describes that person’s prowess and dedication to fixing, modifying and rebuilding cars. A gearhead would proudly wear the term, and display a welding burn as a badge of honor. Gearheads usually are not as concerned with driving their vehicles as they are with fixing and rebuilding them.
The term “gearhead” can be used to describe someone who has a passion for fixing and modifying computers, although this is used far less often than in reference to cars. A computer gearhead enjoys building computers from scratch. They are constantly upgrading their hardware with the newest parts and technology.
“Gearhead” can also be used to describe someone who has a passion for building, fixing and modifying gadgets. These gadgets can be time-honored pieces such as compasses, watches, and old camera or sound equipment, as well as newer technology such as cell phones and video game systems.