To car collectors it is akin to Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. It is rare and hard to come by and the competition for it can often be fierce. It is an invitation to show an automobile at a Concours d’Elegance. Going to a Concours d’Elegance is a great way to see rare and pristine vehicles from an earlier era of motoring, but for the average enthusiast, it’s hard to fathom what it takes for a car to just to show up to a concours — not to mention driving off with the best in show award. When talking about a classic car it is not always clear what is meant. Usually the word "classic" refers to interesting vehicles which are no longer being built. An "older automobile" is the definition for a "classic"; various meanings, however, do transpire from different parts of the world. The common connotation is "an older car with historical interest worth preserving". Vehicles 20 years and older pertain to a classic, or vintage class which are vehicles produced between 1915 and 1998. The owning of...

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