Classic cars have timeless style. But restoring and maintaining a vintage or antique car is not the least bit timeless, in fact, it’s extremely timeful. Owning a classic car is a work of love, sweat, grease and sometimes money. Okay, lots of times, money.
If your ownership of a vintage car lives only in your daydreams, a visit to a classic car meet up will definitely give you a heaping enough helping of car envy to stock your nightly dreams as well. Not only can you touch and breathe in the aura of the chrome-infused past, you can enjoy the wonderful documentation some owners share of the whole restoration process. And you can bet they are more than happy to talk about their car.
The 2017 Northborough, MA Applefest included a Sunday morning classic car show. Father/daughter organizers Alan Archibald and Laura Zeiton rounded up more than 60 cars aged from the days when you needed goggles and a duster to current space age vehicles.
One of the most defining features of a car is the front end. For sure cars have lots of style points, but those front ends, they set the tone. Animators use the headlights and grill to give cars human features because the front of a car is all about personality. With that in mind, here’s a collection of classic car fronts…think of them as the equivalent of a performer’s portfolio headshot!
and because everyone likes a celebrity sighting…
Which of these classic cars most suits your personality?
I’m not sure what this reveals about me, but I have to confess that the friendly and marginally flirty front ends of the 1951 Studebaker, 1972 Vega and the 1988 Alpha are the ones the ones that make my knees weak. Perhaps the main thing it reveals is that I do not have a future in covering the car industry!