In DSJ’s article “A Prolific Industry” (Motor Sport, January 1989) he makes a point that to me represents rather muddled thinking: that if an old car is rebuilt completely in a process that is “gradual and continuous” it is still “original”, while if it is rebuilt completely all at one time (and, by inference, with dishonorable motives) it is a fake.
In either case the result is the same in real terms; ! don’t see how posterity can thank us for merely doing something slowly.
Uncomfortable as it may be to consider, perhaps some thought should be given to curtailing the use and wear on some kinds of autos. I hope you are able to publish all the articles on this subject you had planned — it would be a great service to all.
Joseph K Ott, Rhode Island, USA