According to Rick, Appreciation of cool cars of all types goes back to my beginning I guess. While my folks thought it amusing that, as a very young kid, I could name the make and model of nearly every car we met, in later years mom complained "Don't you ever think of anything other than old cars". Well NO!
I certainly can appreciate a good restoration but my interest have always been to improve what I consider any oversight on the engineers part. Whether it be appearance or speed, an old car should be fun. That is what I try to get from our cars.