"I've done 60,000 miles of long distance rallying so far," says Roger Carey, gazing over his well run in 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII, tucked away neatly in his garage. “Relatively speaking, the other 20,000 were spent just pootling about!” he adds.
Purchased as a project car in 2007, Carey spent eight years touring the world behind the wheel of this unlikely rally champion, entering into tours that took him from Cape Horn to Alaska, across the USA and around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Covering more than the average mileage of a modern UK car – and far more than the average classic - in eight years, Carey's approach to classic car ownership is as refreshing as it is rare. "I'm not precious about my cars. I use them and I drive them hard where I can. They're far better when they are used regularly," he insists.