At the end of the day they are still cars, they are a utility device..
I take care of mine to keep them running. If I can keep them looking good its a bonus.
Probably an age thing, in my 20's it was about how the car looked, by the time I hit 30
got into road racing and street cars just didn't matter.
Now I like tuning cars, don't car much about actually racing others..
life goes on...