Vintage cars and new generation

May 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

Last fall at the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance, one of the seminars addressed the issue of the future of car collecting.  One of the questions was if there is a future for car collecting, will the younger generation take up the mantle.  

I am not an expert, I don't do research into these matters, and definitely I am not a clairvoyant.  (I am lucky if I can find my keys and a cell phone on my better days!).  Based on my unscientific, hap-hazard and very illogical study, I think all is well for the future. 

Being a photographer who chases cars, let me tell you how I came about the conclusion I just gave you. Every summer I attend my four favourite multi day car shows, Fleetwood Country Cruize In, in London On #fleetwoodCountryCruize, Wheels on the Bay in Belleville, On #wheelsonthebay. Mopar fest in New Hamburg, On, #moparfest and Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Kemble, On.#CobbleBeachConcours.  During the shows, I talk to car owners, and people who come and see the show. The interest in cars is there, from young guys and girls, which is great in it self.  One day perhaps, they will fix grandpa's old car to a pristine condition.  Also when I talk to car owners', many of them are from a younger generation.

Did I mentioned that I chase cars? Yes of course I did.  In my scrounging through the internet, sometimes putting my ad on KIjiji, or checking other car sites I come across person who would like to photograph their car. By accident, last month alone, I have come across two young gentlemen from opposite ends of Ontario, who are proud owners of amazing vintage wheels.

If I can accidentally find several young vintage car owners, imagine what I could find if I used more scientific and larger search! This is why I said, that the future of vintage car collecting seems to alright.


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