Will EVs ever have the same classic charm as these vintage beauties?
I wonder will the cars of the electric era ever hold their charm to anything like the extent those of bygone days have done.
The thought struck me as I picked my way around the exhibits at the Dalkey Vintage Festival on Monday.
At the invitation of the evergreen Larry Mooney, I was there to pick a winner.
I looked at, in and around every car several times.
It was a delight to savour the E-Types, the Minis, the Mercs, the Alfas . . . not to mention a few stunning Porsches.
The place was packed; everyone was in great form.
I think it's fair to say we were all lifted by the sight of some wonderful-looking models.
Yes, there was a hint of petrol fumes - in some cases thanks to the array of motorbikes arriving.
And yes there was the sheen and shine of classics.
What a feeling it was to see models from so many eras at their resplendent best.
I wonder will electric cars ever evoke such sentiment in 20 to 50 years time?
I doubt it.