Restoring a classic car is extremely addictive and should be viewed as an "art form in itself", it was suggested today (April 20th).
Writing for di-ve.com, Mark Attard explained that petrolheads gain immeasurable joy from bringing a vintage car that looked ready for the scrap heap back to life.
Furthermore, he noted that the degree of skill involved in successfully achieving each part of the process to remove signs of ageing cannot be underestimated.
"If you are bitten by the ''love for restoration'' bug, then you do not want to see vintage vehicles put to rest in a junk yard," he wrote on the website.
"And if you do want to do it yourself, once you have successfully completed one project, you may find that you want to have another go at it again and again."
Mr Attard added that classic car fans who are confused about where to begin with a restoration would be well served to perform a "careful and orderly" disassembly of the vehicle.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason recently claimed in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that historic cars should be raced, rather than kept locked up in garages.
Written by Steven James