Classic cars are special mechanical “creatures” with which we often have a hard time parting. These cars carry the nostalgia for the good old times when life was simpler. I can still remember our old Lada that was surely doing the job of moving us from one location to another, but compared to my new car today, to me the Lada does not imply a simpler life at all. Sure this is a matter of personal preference. So, let’s talk about the love of old cars (classics) and what makes us keep them and ship them whenever we relocate.
One family, one car! A classic!
When I was a child our Lada was a child too. We grew up together, and we changed together. The similarities followed almost simultaneously. I started taking more time to get ready to go out and the Lada started taking more time to start as well. I started drinking more liquids and she started as well. I started changing my hair colors and she … well started changing “hair” and “skin” colors and shades as well. At some point, I remember, I was not sure what was its original color – was it white or was it ‘champagne’ or something grayish. So, the point is life happened to both of us, and the changes were irreversible.
One thing though was different. At some point, I am pretty sure, I started caring for my safety and family’s well being while the Lada couldn’t really find a way to do it. The age matters I thought. Despite the care my father provided he couldn’t make the Lada the car it was 20 years ago. The whole family refused to believe it though and we kept moving. One summer, we were all packed and headed for the anticipated summer family trip. One hour away from home, while we were driving on the outer banks of a river, an unexpected cracking noise drove us off the road and into the river’s shallows. The rim had detached. Then and there we realized it was time to replace the old Lada with a more reliable new automobile.
Classic cars vs. Old cars
This is a story of an old car that has served its time. Today, if you love classic cars and you own one you do everything possible to preserve it. This includes not driving it on a highway; rather only use local roads drive it in the summer months, some specific number of miles a year and so on. Classic car owners usually get special insurance for these types of vehicles and use enclosed classic car shipping service to move them from one show to another. Oh yes, owners of such automobiles like to show them off and going to car shows is completely understandable. I would show off our family Lada now, only if I knew it would mean so much in the years to come. This leads me to the only possible thought – that we have to take care of the people and the things we love. We have to do our best to preserve the most important relationships in our life, whether it is with a person or a car.