Show cars are the babies of their owners. These are the vehicles that have been hunted down, scrimped and saved for, paid for, and then labored over to fix, repair, restore, and customize. If you have been through the process of restoring a classic car, then you know how satisfying it can be to finally show it off. The best show cars are the ones that have been so lovingly and carefully restored. No matter how long it takes to do it, a car that has been restored and treated with love by its owner is a gem that all car lovers can appreciate.
Once you have your pride and joy fixed up and ready to show off, where will you take it? Show cars have a place in a number of different events. On the higher end, you have the rare beauties of the Concours d’Elegans shows. Not many of us can boast of having show cars worthy of such an event. A Concours is only for the best of the best. You may find your classic car is priceless to you, but it may not be Concours-worthy to others.
A normal, laid-back, weekend classic car show is a speed that most of us are more comfortable with for our show cars. If you have just finished up restoring your collectible, it’s time to find a great local event for it. Contact your fellow car enthusiasts or the members of your car club to find a show that is appropriate for your historic vehicle. Maybe that means parking it at a local classic car show, or participating in a casual classic cruise. You need to register for many of these events, so be prepared ahead of time to pay up and get your space. Then, get ready to sit back, relax, and wait for admirers.