Owning a classic car means you fall into one of two categories; those who use a trailer or those that don’t. When I first bought my Charger way back when, I made a vow to myself that I would never, ever trailer it as I feel that cars were meant to be driven and enjoyed, not rubbed with diapers. Some owners however feel that the road is not a place for these machines. This generally happens after they’ve sunk thousands upon thousands of dollars into them. Back in the day I would’ve made a stink about trailering a car, but the older I get, the more I can relate to their thought process. If you’ve ever restored a car then you’re well aware that a paint job alone can cost upwards of $20,000. Combine that with a redone engine bay, suspension components and a new interior and it’s not hard to see how a good restoration can run well upwards of $100,000 depending on the car.
Spend that kind of money in one shot and it’s easy to see why you’d want to keep it off the road. However, at the end of the day, regardless of the dollar value attached to it, these are only cars and they were meant to be driven. I agree that sometimes it would be nice to throw them in a trailer and tow them behind a nice comfy pick-up truck. Then I think about all the adventures I’ve had, the miles I’ve traveled, and the people I’ve met and realize that if my car were in a box, none of that would have ever happened.