People are always fascinated with cars as a mode of transportation nowadays. Some are looking for new one while others want old and simple. Owning a classic car is not just a fad or vanity but treasuring and a remembrance of the history. Today, numbers of classic cars are admired by people.
According to The Classic Car Club of America, a car must be between 20 and 40 years old to be a classic, while cars over 45 years fall into the Antique Class. The club established standards of classic cars and capable of maintaining them. They defined that A CCCA Classic is a “fine” or “distinctive” automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1925 and 1948… Other factors, including engine displacement, custom coach work and luxury accessories, such as power brakes, power clutch, and “one-shot” or automatic lubrication systems, help determine whether a car is considered to be a Classic. Adie from being manufactured at least 20 years, a car must be maintained of restore in condition, which is in conformity with the manufacturer specifications and appearance.
Big car companies created classic up to antique vehicles from the beginning of their history. Classic car shows are being hosted around the world which includes classic car logos for exhibit. Examples of classic car logos and corresponding models at such shows include the Chevrolet Bel-Air, Ford T-Bucket, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Deuce Coupe, and 1949 Ford. Meanwhile, the Concours D’Elegance car shows feature prestigious automobiles such as the Cadillac V16 or pre-1940 Rolls-Royce models. “Classic” cars at these shows seldom go beyond 1972. Any cars from 1973, onward are defined as “modern customs,” “exotics,” or “collectibles” which includes AMC Gremlin or Ford Pinto.
Vehicles bearing classic car logos are still functional but limited to recreational purposes or restricted mileage. Most of them were considered collectible among car enthusiasts also because of expensive price.
Classic car logos can be seen on the road, but drivers must be really careful. Classic cars often lack what are now regarded as basic safety features, such as seat belts, crumple zones or rollover protection. Vehicle handling characteristics (particularly steering and suspension) and brake performance are likely to be poorer than current standards, hence requiring greater road-awareness on the part of the driver. In certain parts of the US, using a classic car as a daily vehicle is strongly discouraged and in some places even prohibited.
The remedy for this problem is to retrofit several parts of a classic car. However, it turns out to be costly and a careful study must be done to secure the performance of the car. Some classic car owners are reluctant to retrofit seat belts for the loss of originality this modification implies. There have also been instances of cars losing points at shows for being retrofitted with seat belts.
Classic car logos are more popular and admire nowadays in car shows. Evolution and history in car logos were also shown by comparing classic car logos and new car logos from different car companies.