Vintage Car Clubs
Joining vintage car clubs is fun for anyone who enjoys owning, preserving, and driving classic pieces of automotive history. There are many terms that can be used for describing older cars. You might call yours a classic, while someone else might term it an antique or a vintage vehicle. Most people today use all these terms interchangeably, and many vintage car clubs are not particular about identifying and labeling historic cars.
There are distinctions, though, so before you choose to join up with vintage car clubs, antique associations, or classic car groups, make sure you know the difference. Antique cars are usually designated as those that were manufactured before about 1919, while vintage cars are from the Vintage Era, approximately 1919 to 1930. What makes the era so special and why some clubs truly are vintage car clubs, is that it was a time of automotive innovation. The First World War had just ended and the focus was back on things that were fun, like automobiles. They became more prevalent, better engineered, and safer during this time.
Another distinction when labeling older cars is the term classic. This generally refers to any car that was made more than 45 years ago. Of course, to confuse everything even more, different states have different rules when it comes to registering older vehicles and defining what makes an antique or a classic car.
Regardless of how you define older cars, joining vintage car clubs is a fun way to get together with people who enjoy these historic vehicles as much as you do. Whether you have an old sports car that you want to race, you have a broken down, rusted out shell that you hope to restore, or if you are still looking for the perfect vintage car to buy, finding vintage car clubs is a great way to get help with your hobby. Not only can you enjoy your pastime with others who get it, your fellow members may be able to help you find parts and get through those tricky repairs you can’t figure out on your own. You should be able to find a club in your area with no problem.