people will find it easy to buy a half-decent motor and join us, just because we’re classic owners.
What we definitely don’t need is a ‘Pull Up The Ladder, Jack’ attitude: if that sets in, the movement’s future isn’t so rosy. This week I’ve reviewed ACA’s blockbuster of a sale, and it seems that punters were hardy enough to stay right to the end if there was a car they wanted. But, as ACA’s Rob George says in this week’s market story (right), what made this a stand-out sale was the number of registered bidders.
Clearly there’s a healthy appetite for cars at the moment, but what’s become clear is that even those cars needing work will find a buyer more easily than they did a couple of years ago.
I’ll be honest – seeing more than £1000 paid for a quite clearly down-at-heel Austin A60 was something of a shock, but as I commented last year, Cambridges and Oxfords aren’t a common sight at auctions. Where we have to be careful is in ensuring that new enthusiasts aren’t being priced out of the hobby. It’s all too easy to think that other
‘We don’t need a “Pull Up The Ladder, Jack” attitude’