It used to be terminal corrosion that would send an old car off to the great scrapyard in the sky. Nowadays, modern classics are finding themselves abandoned because of relatively minor things like switches and sensors failing. They tend to malfunction more often than ECUs, I’ve found. Vehicles themselves may be in lovely nick, but if the headlamps can’t be turned on or a dodgy sensor is telling lies, then it’s game over. At least until a suitable replacement can be located. I’m excited about the growth of 3D printing however. It’s still early days for this new technology, but if a company like 3Dealise can build a 1912 single-cylinder engine, then the future must be bright for remanufacturing plastic parts where original items are no longer available. However, big purchasing power always helps when ordering a run of components, so it would be nice to see clubs working together to finance remanufactured spares that are common to a number of vehicles. Co-operation among clubs instead of rivalry could bring big parts rewards.