Everyone has a variety of reasons for driving old steel. And here at Rust 'N' Pieces, we love hearing those stories. After all, it's the people behind the wheel that make these cars special.
ROUGH RIDER: Pete Daza
RIDE: A beautiful Mitsubishi Lancer (two-door)
WHAT'S THE STORY?
"My first old school car was a 1976 Galant back in 1989. I've had 14 Galants since then but not all at the same time. I buy, fix and sell all kinds of Galants. I only recently got into the L-Types," says Pete. He also supplies a lot of rare parts to enthusiasts. "It became a hobby that grew into something bigger. Now I am sending parts abroad."
This car is zippy, quiet and efficient. Pete also does plenty of his own DIY repairs.
DREAM OLD-SCHOOL CAR
A garage of old Galants, Lancers and 123 body Mercedes-Benzes.
WHY OLD SCHOOL?
"They've got a whole different personality."
"Do it for the enjoyment. It is about driving the cars and using them, getting out on the road. I am not into making show-quality cars because I will be afraid to use them!"
Photography by Enrico Subido