Vintage cars are an acquired taste. You either love them or you don't. I have never been interested in them .... except for once. That was back in 1977, when the largest parade of Rolls Royces assembled on Ascot Racecourse in a celebratory event for the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
They started at Windsor Castle, drove up the Long Walk and snaked their way through Windsor Great Park. It was a magical sight.
Why did I like it? Simply because it was like a history lesson in some of the finest engineering. And I suppose it was still a British invention and British made, making enthusiasts have a warm inner glow of pride.