Some days it's the light, others it's the roads, most of the time it's a combination of the two. Winding canyon roads early in the morning when the fog is still burning off, and long stretches of desert highway after the sun has dipped behind the mountains are a few examples of essential elements that form the boundless enthusiasm for the automobile in Southern California. With diverse landscapes in close proximity and favorable weather year-round, there's no better place to be if you're a driving enthusiast. The best way to maximize that experience is to get behind the wheel of a classic car, and if you ask car preservation specialist J.G. Francis, founder of Mercedes Motoring, the vehicle best suited for the task is a classic Mercedes-Benz.