Although Smith has had long-term relationships with vehicles, he's seldom practices, uh, monogamy. Smith admits to affairs with vehicles that he sees on the streets and in dealer showrooms. "There are moments way out in the middle of nowhere when I see a little car parked and I swear it needs loving." Too real to be funny, really. Smith's biggest sexual thrill was a tryst with the helicopter from the 1980s show Airwolf.
Smith insists that he's not hurting anyone, and that he is not attracted to men or women. You may think that Smith is unique in his physical love of the automobile, but evidently, he's not. There are reportedly over 500 "car lovers" that have been brought together by enthusiast forums. Smith is telling his story as part of a documentary about mechaphilia called My Car Is My Lover. The documentary airs tomorrow (May 28) on UK Channel Five.