|Image courtesy of Autoblog/Zach Bowman|
Speaking of keeping vintage machinery running, here's a chap who took that to heart and then some! A true enthusiast, Mr Jonathan Klinger has been running his Model A Ford for a whole year; proof, if proof were needed, that these cars can and should be used on a regular basis. And aside from a few mechanical hiccoughs that were perhaps to be expected in an 81-year-old car it has performed well in all weathers, taking whatever was thrown at it in its stride - be that a 270-mile journey to Detroit or driving to a friend's in a snowstorm.
Mr Klinger has also discovered the joys of a more relaxed, simple motoring attitude, avoiding major roads and visiting small independent roadside eateries instead of garish chains - much like the first owner of the car would have done.
All-in-all a jolly good episode of the kind of thing I favour. Well done to Mr Klinger, and I hope he continues to enjoy motoring in his durable Model A.