Car restoration: It's not just a hobby, it's a lifestyle

Denny Milfs paints some exterior parts of his 1940 Ford Convertible.

Not many people can say they've stuck with their hobby for the majority of their lifetime.

Denny Milfs' interest in cars and repairing them has stuck with him since the young age of 15.

But he doesn't just like fixing up old cars, he loves it, and says he'll probably never stop doing it.

"I'll probably be found dead here. It's just something just grows on you. The more cars you see, the more you like them," Milfs said.

His love for cars has brought him to restore around 35 different models.

He especially loves older model cars like the one he is working on now, a 1940 Ford Convertible.

"I've been looking for a convertible my whole life, so it intrigued me. I've built Model As, I've built '40 Chevys, '36 Chevys ... I've worked on a couple of '59 T-Birds. Just about anything somebody needs some help with, I'll attempt it," Milfs said.

Denny says it takes him about three months from start to finish to get the vehicle in working order.

His shop provides him with a place to do what he loves, and share that passion with others in Quincy.

"I don't know what it is, I come here every day. And if it's just sanding, I just sand. It's just engrained in my character, I guess."

Milfs is part of the Early Tin Dusters in Quincy, and every year they host their Color Run, where car lovers converge on the Tri-States.

This year the color run will be held in the third weekend in October.