Vintage race cars should be shown and driven

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Our recent weekly poll asked this question: “Why buy a valuable vintage race car?”

Of those responding, 43.48 percent selected “To show and drive” as their answer. Only 17.39 percent selected “To go vintage racing” as the reason for such a purchase.

This week, our poll points to the vintage but electric-powered Jaguar E-type driven over the weekend to their wedding reception by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and whether such “electro-mods” will become as accepted by the collector car community as have resto-mods.  

To respond to the poll, see the right-hand column of the ClassicCars.com Journal home page.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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