Canadian Man Longs to Introduce Youngsters to His Classic Car Collection

Posted by Steve White on Apr 23, 2015

A love of classic cars doesn’t have to be a hobby that’s only enjoyed by seniors. One eighty-eight-year-old Vancouver man named Barney Vinegar has made it his life’s ambition to introduce young people to classic cars in an effort to keep these important traditions alive. According to the Driving.ca article, his is a growing collection of sixty classics that are taking up residence in a warehouse right now.

Vinegar is currently concentrating on restoring a row of Studebakers, and he takes great care to restore them to perfection. He also tries hard to keep them as true to their original forms as he possibly can. He says that quite a few of the Studebakers came from the junkyard, and because they were only manufactured for two years, he took great pride in restoring the ones he added to his collection. Some of them were stripped to bare bones and rebuilt into things of beauty.

On any given day, several different seniors will venture to the warehouse in hopes of working on the cars alongside Vinegar, but those aren’t the folks he’s hoping to attract. He hopes that younger people will take an interest in his growing collection and keep the love of classic cars alive and strong for years to come.

This was an incredible article! It’s so much fun to see restoration projects in process. Stay tuned for more news right here at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Studies Show That the Demand for Classic Cars Might Have Emotional Roots

Posted by Steve White on Apr 16, 2015

Think back to when you purchased your first classic car. Was there a reason you choose that particular car? Perhaps you were taken back to a time in your childhood that you remember with great fondness. Maybe your father owned that car, or you have another happy memory associated with it. No matter what immediately came to your mind, you had an emotional attachment.

There has been an increase in the demand for classic cars in recent years, and all of the experts say that this demand is because of those types of emotional attachments. According to a recent news article, demand is rising, and it’s not about to drop off anytime soon. Last year alone, classic car sales at auctions totaled $1.3 billion. The average classic car goes for more than $60,000, with some bringing in less and others costing much more.

Still, is there really a price tag you can place on your happy memories? Most classic car owners would say that there is not. During the years to come, we’re sure to see even more classic cars up for sale or auction. It’s always fun to enjoy the ride as more and more people discover their love for some of these incredible automobiles.

If you want to stay up to date on everything that’s happening in the world of classic cars, you’re in the right place! Check back here often at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Classic Car Requirements May See Some Changes in the Near Future

Posted by Steve White on Apr 09, 2015

One of the benefits of having a classic car in the state of Nevada, other than being able to enjoy a car you love, is not having to have your car checked for smog when you have an inspection done. This has been a law since 2011, and if you have a classic car, then you probably have a special license plate that gives you this exemption.

The funny thing is that after that law was put into place, experts say that classic car ownership skyrocketed by about 300%. They found that many people who owned beater cars were claiming that they were classics and exempting themselves. Now, lawmakers in Nevada are finding it necessary to revisit this law and make some adjustments.

One of the main reasons for this is to preserve classic car collecting as the great hobby it is. They plan on achieving these changes by requiring a few different things:

1. Classic cars should only be driven about 5,000 miles every year, and the DMV will be checking.

2. Classic car owners should have at least one other vehicle registered as a primary means of transportation.

3. Commercial vehicles would not be permitted to have classic plates.

What do you think of these new regulations? Do they affect you in any way? We’d love to hear your thoughts, and as always check back for more great news right here at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Are You Planning to Attend this Year’s All Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA?

Posted by Steve White on Apr 02, 2015

There are your run-of-the-mill car shows that happen all year long, and then there are the big ones, like the All Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA. This year proves to be a big one for the AFN, and if you’re a Ford enthusiast, we hope you’re planning to attend!

This year, the All Ford Nationals takes place from June 5-7, 2015, and this event is one that’s great for the entire family. You’ll enjoy an incredible showcase of almost 3,000 Fords, and you’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to shop for all of the parts you need for your classic cars. Camilo Pardo, who is one of the men who helped to design the Ford GT will be in attendance, as will many other great people who spend most of their time behind the scenes to produce the cars you love.

This year is a really special one for the Ford Thunderbird as well. They’re celebrating their 60th anniversary, and they’ll have a special area set up that’s strictly for Thunderbird fans. Many different clubs will be on hand to celebrate, including the International Thunderbird Club and the North American Turbocoupe Organization.

This is a great time to make plans to visit the All Ford Nationals this year. You can even get your tickets early and save on admission!

If you want to stay updated on upcoming classic car shows, check back here at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Classic Car Insurance: Do You Have Additional Coverage?

Posted by Steve White on Mar 26, 2015

We’ve talked about the importance of insuring your classic cars, but did you know there are other types of insurance you can get in addition to your basic policy? Hagerty, which is a trusted name in classic car insurance, offers some incredible insight on a few additions you might want to consider for your car.

Towing – Even if your car is concours perfect, it’s still an older car that might break down eventually. For that reason, you should consider getting a towing coverage.

Car Parts – Have you ever noticed that classic car parts are difficult to find when you need them? Some insurers offer coverage for spare classic car parts, which makes it easier for you to have what you may eventually need on hand.

Restoration – No, your classic car isn’t ready for the road yet, but many companies offer “under construction” coverage that can protect your car while it’s still being restored. The good news is that this type of coverage increases regularly.

Tools – If you work on your car yourself, you may eventually find out that you need special tools to do certain jobs. Many insurers cover these types of tools, so you should ask if adding this coverage is possible.

Having the right insurance coverage is important, and hopefully you’ve learned a little about the extras that might be available to you. Don’t forget to check back for more tips at www.oldcaronline.com.

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