Perfecting the Modern Day Classic
TO MOST OF US, OUR FIRST “OLD” VEHICLE IS MORE MEANINGFUL THAN OUR FIRST-EVER CAR OR TRUCK, UNLESS THAT ONE JUST HAPPENED TO BE OLD, TOO. Bringing a vintage vehicle home means having something to tinker with and maintain so that it remains roadworthy. With so many people clambering to own the latest models with all of the technological upgrades (that come at a premium), it can be refreshing to appreciate the simpler, more streamlined approach that defined vehicle designs of the past.
Let me be clear: This isn’t a propaganda piece praising everything vintage while tearing down trucks currently rolling out of automotive factories. Some of the package offerings, however, have some of the most unnecessary bells and whistles imaginable. Onboard Wi-fi? Self-parking and lane-keeping assist?
❚❚Perfecting The Modern Classic TEXT BY JOHN MATA JR. PHOTOS BY KEVIN AGUILAR