Vintage Cars and Rallies
Have you ever been driving home from a long day of work, minding your own business and taking in the same boring view that you take in during every commute, only to suddenly drive past a string of cars that strike remarkable resemblances to the one your grandmother first learned to drive?
If so, you've probably just passed the stars of a vintage car rally.
Simply put, vintage cars are old cars. More specifically defined, a vintage car is any car built between 1919 and 1930.
Some Americans tend to shorten the time period by only including cars built between 1919 and 1925 because this is the time period in which cars considered to be pre-classic cars by the Classic Car Club of America were built; others feel that the vintage car era ran completely through 1929 and The Great Depression.
Many new features were introduced in the cars we refer to as vintage, including:
- Heating systems
- Power steering
- Four-wheel braking
These features made the cars of the vintage era much more comfortable than those of previous eras, and the best-selling car of the era? The 1927 Ford Model A.
Car rallies are events organized in order to provide a day or two of fun for car enthusiasts, car collectors, and people who are just interested in seeing the cars.
Vintage car rallies focus on showcasing vintage cars, and are of special interest to those car enthusiasts who are fascinated with vintage cars. During a vintage car rally, a group of vintage car owners and/or drivers will drive their vintage cars from one point to another, and will drive on roads open to the public. So, even people who have no idea the vintage car rally is going on may be in for a treat if they happen to pass the vintage cars on their way home.
Just like any other kind of car rally, a vintage car rally may take place in any part of the country, during any time of the year, and through any weather conditions.
As you may have already guessed, owners of vintage cars need auto insurance, too. Who wouldn't want the assurance of having an insurance policy for these valuable relics?
You may be able to get vintage car insurance through your current car insurance company; however, you may want to look into purchasing an insurance policy through an insurance company that specializes in auto insurance for older cars, such as vintage cars.
If you're interested in vintage cars, or old cars from any other era, you should consider joining a car club. You may have a local one, or a branch of a nationwide club, right in your area.
Joining a car club gives you the chance to mingle with other car enthusiasts, as well as check out the cars in their collections. It also allows you to participate in car runs, shows, and competitions.
Participating in a car club can be a family event, as many car clubs encourage junior memberships and host special car activities for junior members.
Some of the most well-known car clubs include the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) and the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). Check out their websites for more information about car clubs, car classifications, and car rallies.
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