Being an owner of a fully restored vintage car provides a distinct sense of pride. What you have is a slice of automotive history that most vintage car enthusiasts can only dream of owning. Aside from knowing that you have a priceless treasure in your garage, you may also have lots of anxieties about its safety.
Having a vintage race car that has been restored to its former glory means that you want to showcase it and maybe even race it with others who have vintage race cars too. If you keep your vintage race car locked up, it may very well just gather dust. A vintage race car should be seen to be admired. But relocating it to car shows or to vintage car races can be nerve wracking.
Like most restorers, you have probably spent countless hours, exerted so much effort and spent a lot of money to restore your vintage car. You don?t want its paint scratched or to get it into an accident when you transport it. This is where vintage race car haulers come in.
Vintage race car haulers are basically trailers or trucks where you can place your vintage race car in to protect them from the elements, damages or any other things that may destroy it. Available in different sizes, you can find a trailer that will be able to provide you the safety that your vehicle needs.
First off, you need a trailer that will perfectly suit your needs, depending on the size of your vintage race car, you will need a hauler that can securely fasten your vehicle inside and not let it move around as you move it to another location. Also, make sure that it is still sturdy enough to handle the weight and is sealed properly so that the elements, like water and dust, don?t get in.
Your trailer or your hauler will also serve as your vehicles garage. Here you will need a place inside your hauler where you will be able to store your spare parts and other equipment. Count these aspects in when measuring the proper size for your hauler.
If you don?t have the means to buy a hauler or a trailer for your vintage race car just yet, then there are specialized movers or haulers that can do the job for you for a certain fee. There are available vehicle movers nowadays but most of them are usually moving newer cars. Vintage cars need more care so ask first if they have provisions and procedures for hauling vintage race cars.
Check if the vintage race car hauler you are eyeing to rent is covered by insurance. Make sure that they have insurance for vintage race cars as they can be more expensive than the regular insurance provided for newer cars. Do this before signing over your vehicle and most especially when they hand back your car to you, check for any scratches, damages and such. You should immediately point this out and file for claims and compensation.
Whether you moved or hauled your car or you got someone to do it for you, it is important that you immediately check out the car after the move. With all the jarring and movement the travel incurred, there may be something wrong with the race car. Check out the engine, your breaking system, the front and rear axle and the wirings.