Great story. I loved it. The story resonated with me as I have read it has resonated with the other car owners who have replied to this story. Yes! It is not a hobby or sport for the weak of heart. Old cars cost money to maintain and repair, are dangerous to drive and at times, are a pain in the neck.
I write this reply as I sit and wait with my two dogs for my wife to pick us up tomorrow morning. My 68 Dodge Dart Convertible needs to be towed home. One of the three carbureators decided to start leaking.
I am 160 Miles from home and it is my wife’s birthday tomorrow.
Happy birthday Honey, we need a ride.
Thank goodness for Hagerty Plus Road Side Assistance. They have taken the pain and anxiety out what could have been a “time to sell the car” moment.
Why do I keep coming back for more?
Same reason as Catherine and probable the rest of you, because when everything is working, the feeling of joy, the high, is unbeatable.
Besides, it beats fishing!