There is a small but strong community of vintage car devotees in New Zealand. They spend large amounts of their spare time stripping, recycling, and re-inventing disused vehicles. They exhibit their works with pride at beach hops and car shows.
While visiting a small town in the South Island, a local man invited me to view a private workshop housed on his property. Inside the workshop was an array of salvaged classic cars and half-finished restoration projects. He was stripping some of these cars, he said, to build his own prototype vehicle.