Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/index.php on line 38

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/safehtml.php on line 608

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 161

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 163

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 164

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 165

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 167

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 168

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 169

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 244

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 251

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 260

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 267

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 274

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 281

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 289

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 486

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 488

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/lib/safehtml/HTMLSax3.php on line 490

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/core.php on line 281

Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/core.php on line 179

Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/core.php on line 180

Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/code/articlems.php(102) : eval()'d code on line 3

Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/code/articlems.php(102) : eval()'d code on line 4

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/core.php on line 1434

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/articles/public_html/core.php on line 1434
What Makes A Car An Antique? - ArticleSanbox.com
ArticleSandBox.com The best Article database for website content


Welcome to ArticleSandbox.com - The ultimate content search engine & article directory
Submit your quality articles to our directory for free and get your writing published across the web
Signup for a Free ArticleSandbox.com account. Creating an account is fast, easy and free!
Browse the latest articles submitted to ArticleSandbox.com for reprint on your website, blog or ezine
First time here? Take a look at our editorial guidelines for submitting your articles to ensure they get approved!
Questions, Comments or Suggestions? Contact us for fast assistance
Browse our links, resources and articles for authors and publishers
 

        RSS: Subscribe to our Latest Articles

What Makes A Car An Antique?

  Posted By: ArticleMistress   |   Views: 1630  |   Words: 510  |   PDF View   |   Print View   |  HTML Version
  
 
There is a lot of debate over what makes a car an antique and what just happens to be an old car. There are few hard and fast rules as to what makes the difference, but there are certainly various groupings who will swear blind that a car cannot qualify as an antique unless it meets certain requirements. This leads to accusations of elitism – some of which are perfectly justified to be entirely honest – and also of specious reasoning, with some people feeling that there are many people to whom an antique car’s definition is any definition that describes their own car. Being able to define your car as an antique is seen as something of a claim to fame, and therefore there are many people who may seek to describe their car in such terms with little justification.

However, the main body for recognition and appreciation of antique cars, the Antique Automobile Club of America define an antique car as any car over 25 years of age. The reason for this is that the average design age of a modern automobile is roughly half of that – about twelve and a half years – and at such an age, any car that is still operational is quite a rarity. If a car reaches the age of 25, the likelihood is that it will be uneconomical to run and will find it hard to stand up to every day use. The main use of an antique car is in car shows which demonstrate the quality of the design and build of the vehicle. Among these car shows you will often find that the most popular are the Concours d’Elegance that take place throughout the USA.

There is another school of thought that terms antique cars as any developed between the years of 1880 and 1916. Motorized travel began as a realistic concept in 1880 and by the latter of the two dates much of the world’s car production had all but stopped, allowing for the production of military vehicles such as jeeps and tanks in the same factories. As with many other industries, the attentions of the automotive industry were directed towards winning a war, and frivolity was discouraged at most levels. Cars from between 1880 and 1916, therefore, will be markedly different from those which were developed post-war. As we all know, despite the horrors of war, it still teaches us a great deal beyond the subject of diplomacy – chances are we still wouldn’t have been to the Moon without what we learned from the World Wars.

In the end, as there is no overall body to prevent you from calling your car an antique, your own definition will really suffice for a final definition of what makes an antique car. If you have a car from 25 years back or older, then you may very well have an antique. But if it is held together with string and has an old clothes-hanger in place of a radio antenna, don’t expect it to win any contests.


About the Author

Find the best deal on the auto insurance coverage you need. Visit us today for money-saving tips and receive free auto insurance quotes for the cheapest insurance rates from respected insurance companies./classics-articles/what-makes-a-car-an-antique-1038422.html" title="What Makes A Car An Antique?">What Makes A Car An Antique?

Comments

No comments posted.

Add Your Comment

Sorry! You do not have permission to comment. If you login, you will be able to post your comments.

Link To This Article

Link to this article page using the code below. Prefer a HTML Version of this article for use on your site? Just remember that the article body, title, author bio and links may not be changed or removed. By publishing this article, you agree to all the terms in our Terms of Service.



Related Articles







 
article sand box - free website content
Main Menu Home Login Register Submit Article Latest Articles Search
Article Categories Art & EntertainmentAutomotive  • Audio & Video  • Cars  • Classics  • Gasoline  • Hybrids  • Maintenance  • Motorcycles  • RV's  • SUV's  • Trucks  • Used Vehicles  • VansBusinessCareersComputersEducationFamilyFinanceFood & BeverageHealthHobbiesHome & GardenInsuranceInternetInvestementLawMarketingNews & EventsReal EstateRelationshipsSelf ImprovementShoppingSocietySpiritualitySports & RecreationTechnologyTravelWeb DevelopmentWeddingWriting
 
15 people browsing




article sand box - free articles for your website
   ©  ArticleSandBox.com - Free Article & Content Search Engine - All Rights Reserved