Here is one you don’t see everyday.
>SOMERSET ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬” Ernest Trent always has been fascinated by fast planes and trendy cars ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬” even when the hot wheels were Model Ts.
>The 100-year-old Somerset man has owned 51 cars and 13 airplanes. He trained B-17 and B-25 pilots during World War II.
Today he will take possession of his new MINI. It’s his second.
>ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI just like them. TheyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re a cute little thing,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Trent said Wednesday from his home along North Rosina Avenue.
We should all be so lucky to still be driving at 100. Even luckier still if we were driving a standard transmission!
>ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWhen Mr. Trent took delivery of his first MINI, I rode with him to make sure he was OK with the operation of the standard transmission,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Brad Davis, MINI of Charleston general manager, said in a statement. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHis driving skills are still sharp.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
[ Area centenarian nation’s oldest MINI Cooper buyer ] Tribune-Democrat