Here is one you don’t see everyday.

>SOMERSET — Ernest Trent always has been fascinated by fast planes and trendy cars — 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.

>“I just like them. They’re a cute little thing,” 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!

>“When 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,” Brad Davis, MINI of Charleston general manager, said in a statement. “His driving skills are still sharp.”

[ Area centenarian nation’s oldest MINI Cooper buyer ] Tribune-Democrat