Battered classic on tour
While some people who love classic cars will spend thousands of dollars restoring their vehicles to showroom condition, only to never use them again, others are more interested in getting the most out of a vintage vehicle, regardless of the impacts of wear, tear and the elements.
One such owner is Bruce Miles, whose 1929 Ford Tourer has spent the last 83 years in and out of use, resulting in a look that is worn and jaded, but full of spirit.
Mr Miles is a resident of New Zealand and he explained that this model of US origin had actually been sitting in a hedge for almost half of its life.
Certain enthusiasts might want to resurrect such a find with extensive restoration, but Mr Miles simply got it up and running and has since pushed the counter around to 90,307.
He pointed out that the usage of vehicles has changed significantly over the past century, with cars only used on special occasions and longer distances travelled by rail, because this would have been the faster option at the time of the Ford Tourer's creation.
Mr Miles said that he would not enter this vehicle into any competitions, but does take part in rallies, while his collection is rounded out by Jeeps, Minis and Austins.