Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Why Vintage?

There's an interesting article over on Petrolicious discussing why people still like vintage cars (or motorcycles). Over time I've grown to hating being asked this question by people that don't get. It's effectively impossible to explain in my case. Based on experience engaging the question is a completely fruitless proposition. The article however does a pretty good job.

I suppose this is the conversation going on in their head:

In most cases, classic cars are rubbish. As James May once said, if they were any good, they’d still be made. Modern cars are faster, better handling, more reliable, more comfortable, cleaner, safer, more economical, and mostly cheaper to purchase, too. Basically, they’re better in just about every way. Yet despite this, the clearly inferior classic car not only still exists, but is positively thriving these days. Why?

Perhaps the answers are here.

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