Top 5 Cities for Classic Car Owners and Enthusiasts (Part 1)

Posted by Steve White on Oct 01, 2012

The availability of certain amenities and events, such as classic car clubs, museums, restoration shops, judged shows, swap meets, auctions, and scenic roads, can make a big difference in your enjoyment of classic cars. If you live in a town or city where there is a shortage of these amenities and events, you may not be able to indulge in your passion to the fullest. Some places are more classic car-friendly than others, and here are the 5 best cities for classic car owners and enthusiasts in the United States:1)    Portland, Oregon

Portland is the best place in America to own and enjoy classic cars. It has a mild inland climate with minimal snowfall and road salt, meaning that old cars will not rust unless they are left outside with their tops down during the damp winter. There is also a good supply of reasonably-priced classic cars and an entire cottage industry of excellent mechanics in the city. Additionally, its killer roads that crisscross the Pacific Coast and Willamette Valley wine country provide the ideal settings for a pleasurable ride in a classic car.

2)    Monterey, California

Some of the most prestigious classic car events are held in the Monterey Peninsula, including The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, The Quail Motorsports Gathering, and others. The city is also located close to some of the most beautiful parts of US 1 and the 17-Mile Drive, providing lots of opportunities for scenic drives. Its fairly arid climate ensures that most cars will remain rust-free.

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