Study say that classic car owners are happiest when out amongst the public
Image: Roberto Verzo, 2010
While this probably doesn’t come as absolutely groundbreaking news to too terribly many people, the truth of the matter is that classic and vintage automobile owners and enthusiasts find that they are happiest with their hobby when sharing it with others here
While the research has yet to be fully published, a number of academics from all over the United States – each and every one of them classic car enthusiasts themselves – have been studying the impact that classic automobile shows have on how people perceive that their hobby. Not surprisingly, most people are least happy when they are dealing with a stubborn restoration project (big shocker there, I’m sure), with the highest return on happiness being when they are able to show off all of their hard work and struggle in a public forum.
While this certainly cannot account for the incredible growth in classic car cruises all over the United States (in the world), it certainly helps to explain why people will move mountains and go to all ends of the globe to pull off a classic car restoration. So the next time that you see someone beaming from year to year while leaning on the hood of their classic car, give them an extra pat on the back – you’re a big part of the reason that they are able to have so much fun with this stuff anyways.