Former American president Lyndon B. Johnson reckoned we could take lessons from the past, but we couldn't live it.
He was probably right. But what if he wasn't? What if we could live in the past and what if we could make the past the present? Talk to anybody in the World Rally Championship about the sport's good times and, almost inevitably, the history books come out.
How, then, should we turn that around? Granted, the sport's not in the best of health right now, but it's not in bad shape. The cars are going as quick - if not quicker - than ever, despite the introduction of a control tyre this year. The right rallies are, largely, still there.