I meant to post this video a long…long time ago, but better late than never!
I know from experience how a classic vehicle can take on a life of it’s own in a family. It becomes a character in it’s own right. If it runs it’s about the memories and experiences it builds but equally if it’s a basket case it can be about the dream it inspires. That thought that one day, one fine day, it’s time will come, that those cylinders will finally awake from their sleep and roar into life once more and you’l head out into the sunlight tearing calico as you go off on some unknown adventure. That might sound daft but it can be difficult to hold onto a dream, life has a habit of getting in the way, especially when that dream requires a garage, time and money to support it.
For me there’s something vaguely heroic about hanging onto an old car, boat or bike. It is not a defeat or a pipe dream but rather a promise and a hope and there’s a lot to be said for that.