Or at least, that is how I feel whenever I see a vintage bedside lamp, turntable, household appliance, or musical instrument.\r\n\r\nAll things that are old spark my interest, especially when they are still in working order. My fascination is awakened whenever I come across something with history, something that shows decades of use. I still have all of my old cassette decks and CD players. My guitars are secondhand \u2018relics\u2019 from the \u201960s and early \u201980s. If I could get my hands on a Remington SL3 typewriter I would probably be clacking away on it right now. To hell if I can\u2019t upload the typewritten page on this blog. I love old tunes from the \u201970s and I wear flared jeans and retro-themed (threadbare) T-shirts). I don\u2019t own any sleek high-tech gadgets. The iPod? I never wanted one.\r\n\r\nCall it being romantic or having an obsessive repulsion to change. I guess am one of those overly sentimental people and I make no apologies for it. And when it comes to old cars, well, they are my absolute weakness.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s the \u2018patina\u2019 that attracts me, and the years of use that show on the paint and upholstery. I will never get enough of learning about a certain car\u2019s history, and especially the stories made behind the wheel. I like to approach retro car owners and ask them why they are holding on to their wheels, keeping them alive and for all those years. It doesn\u2019t matter if their cars are immaculately restored or are being held together with duct tape. I am after the relationships behind man (or woman) and their old machines.\r\n\r\nIf any of you are curious, I want to take you back to a time long gone with this blog. I suppose driving all-new, fresh-from-the-factory-floor test-drives is one of the reasons why I want to tackle a topic that is often overlooked. The world of motoring isn\u2019t just about things that are shiny and new. I miss the smell of exhaust and gasoline permeating into the cockpit and the sound of a carburetor-fed engine at full-open throttle.\r\n\r\nI also want to share some stories of my own, and offer some practical advice about reviving, restoring, and maintaining an old car. As you\u2019ve probably guessed, I have a project that I am currently working on\u2014 something that is very dear to me. Keeping this car \u2018alive\u2019 is no joke, and it seems that the battle against rust will never end. Finding the little pieces and parts to make it whole also poses its set of challenges. But, it is all worth it.\r\n\r\nWhy don\u2019t you all dust off your Espadrilles, put on your Wayfarers and come with me on a ride with a retro vibe. Let\u2019s bridge the generations, shall we?