A few years ago you might have struggled to name one, now they’re everywhere. They call them ‘restomods’ and are essentially cars that look old but are not. They are to the originals what Justin Hawkins claimed his band, The Darkness, was to his genre of music: ‘rock, with the benefit of hindsight.’
They come in many different categories, but before we look a little more closely at them, we need to consider why they exist at all. What is powering this wave of nostalgia, is it just a passing fad or is it here to stay?