A collector and dealer in antique cameras, he displayed two of his classic Mercedes-Benz saloons at the recent S-Class launch at the Convention Centre. What was your first car? In 1966 my boss was really into cars. His wife wouldn't let their children drive because she thought it was too dangerous - so he secretly gave me a Renault 850 so I could drive him to Repulse Bay for his morning swim. How many cars do you have now? Nearly enough, thank you. What's your favourite car in the collection? My 1973 Porsche 911E Targa. Its lines, engineering and craftsmanship are still way above modern standards. Your most embarrassing moment in a car? I bought a 1967 Mini 850, which I tricked out with my first aftermarket accessory: a Motolita racing steering wheel, with drilled spokes. As I was cruising around town, I absentmindedly slipped my finger into the hole - where it got stuck. I panicked and hurried home. It took ages to get my finger out. Have you ever been stopped by the police? Never. I drive so slowly it wouldn't be worth their while to hassle me. Any surprises on the road? I was overtaken by my own hubcap when it fell off my split-screen Morris Minor as I was cornering a bit too eagerly. What's your favourite drive? From my home in Tai Wai, past Ma On Shan towards Sai Kung. It's a relaxing stretch with beautiful mountains and no traffic lights. I park at the strip of restaurants at Sai Sha for a cup of tea and just take in the beauty of my car. It's so therapeutic, admiring it's gracious lines in a cool sea breeze. What car would you get if money was no object? Probably a Mercedes-Benz gullwing. I'm not an engineer or designer but I'm sure the doors could've been inspired by the mechanisms in antique cameras. Why are you a man of yesteryear? It must be the way things were designed and built to last - rarely relying on glamorous advertising, but on their reliability and honest workmanship. What car do you have your eyes on at the moment? I'm toying with the idea of a Mercedes-Benz sportscar - an SL would be nice. I'd prefer an earlier R107s from the mid-70s. Any tips for Hong Kong drivers? I'd suggest everyone relax , mellow and drive with less aggression.