Classic Car Collecting
Are you on the hunt for a rare Pontiac Firebird, the Ford GT, a Saab Sonnet from the 70s, or a 1966 Dodge Challenger? Classic car collecting is bigger than ever, and it isn’t about the money or value of the cars themselves.
We’ll bet that the mention of these vintage cars evokes memories for you. Collecting and admiring classic cars is part of a traditional American ideal, like baseball. Perhaps it’s a hobby, or part of who you are. Maybe it’s your escape from the monotony of every day life or just the thrill of cruising down the road in a car that holds secrets and memories from years long ago. You anxiously wait for that particular model to become available, and spend hours each weekend driving to and attending classic auto shows. For classic car fanatics (you’re not offended because it’s true!) classic car collecting is a real community. The auto shows, the endless hunt for a part you need, and the time invested in caring for your car – you’re all in it together as if it’s where you always belonged.
What started your interest in vintage cars? For countless people it was something they worked on with a parent or grandparent that they now in turn do with their child or grandchildren. Hours spent in a garage together huddled over an engine fine-tuning and perfecting can produce an unbreakable bond unlike any other; and you have something to show for it that you can be proud of.
The DFW area is a thriving community for those who love classic cars. No matter what your favorite car is, you’ll find it here. There’s the North Texas Mustang Club, the Porsche Club of America with a local Dallas chapter, the Corvette Club of Texas, and Dallas Area Classic Chevys. That’s just the start! For a full list of classic car clubs in your area, visit classiccarcommunity.com. Spring months are popular for classic auto shows, here are just a few that are coming up:
CLASSIC AUTO SHOWS
|Yellow Rose Classic All Ford Cruise||July 9, 2016||yellowrosecarshow.com|
|1st Annual Car Show||May 21, 2016||roundtown.com|
|Spring Fling 2016 – Check website for your location||May 14 or May 21||gatewayclassiccars.com|
|Second Saturday Cruise Nights – Monthly||May 14, June 11||NTMC.org|
|26th Dallas Spring Nationals Classic Car Show||May 7, 2016||NTMC.org|
The host of Spring Fling 2016 is more than a local car club. Gateway Classic Cars has 11 showrooms around the United States, and we’re excited because the newest one is in Dallas! Their extensive website and indoor showrooms make purchasing the car of your dreams a breeze.
If you’re considering buying a classic car or transporting your very own to an auto show, consider using a professional auto transporter. We know classic cars are valuable and need extra care to be protected from the elements. With over 25 years of experience, trust Crestline to get your vehicle to the show and home safely.