Do You Daily Drive Your Classic Car?
There was a period for a few months when I’d cycle about 10 minutes to where my Citroën 2CV was parked in Toronto, Canada, hop in, and commute for all of another 3.5 km (~2 miles)…happily paying the more-than-$10 parking near work for the chance to exercise my tin snail.
The weather was nice, it was a joy to wake up early, and the route wasn’t too taxing on either me or the car—what a great way to start the day. Leaving work, on the other hand, was neither as pleasurable or as fast as cycling home, so I often left Bertrand until later in the evening when it was less busy.
Though by no means the most extreme example—you’ve seen our I Drive New York film, right?—it makes me envious of those of you who live in warmer climates and can daily drive your classic without real inconvenience or sacrifice. If I’d tried that during winter, the salt would have eaten the car before I had a chance to pay for parking.
As far as the rest of the Petrolicious team goes, yeah, they really do drive their classics all the time in sunny California. Do you daily drive yours?
Photography by Afshin Behnia, Sean Lorentzen, & David Marvier