A Year’s Worth of Resolutions for the Classic Car Enthusiast [Infographic]
Every January we start off the New Year making resolutions that sometimes get left by the wayside. This year we put a classic spin on our list, with 12 easy intentions for the car enthusiast. See if you agree and share with your friends. How many will you keep this year?
On average around 42% of all Americans make resolutions for the new year, but only 8% actually achieve their goals. Close to 73% can maintain them for over a week but only 44% can make it to the six-month mark. Experts say the key to keeping your resolutions is to have straightforward, realistic goals.
Many of us are still reeling from the excitement of the holidays, which is why our list includes manageable objectives like creating a simple yearlong to-do list. Start 2017 off right by organizing what restoration projects are to be completed, what parts are needed and the status of your budget. It’s a great way to bring focus to your garage game plan.
You can’t be any more direct than “need to detail my car”. Make your resolutions into clear cut actionable tasks. Experts say to schedule them the same way you do doctor appointments, by putting them on your calendar. It gives you a deadline and helps to avoid conflicts. If you want to get your car Concours-ready, block out a weekend and do it.
This year resolve to have more fun with other car enthusiasts. Plan a 4th of July classic cruise with your car club or take to the road for a cross country adventure. If travel isn’t for you, involve your friends in working on new display ideas for your next car show. Whatever the resolution, you are more likely to succeed if you have like-minded people around you.
If attending more classic car shows is one of your goals, plan ahead and mark your calendar. Take in the Detroit Autorama in February to get ideas brewing while we wait on Spring. Plan a weekend of great entertainment at the Carmel Artomobilia in August. Local artists, live music and tons of classic cars will fill the streets of the Arts & Design District in downtown Carmel, Indiana.
Whether it is finishing your restoration, attending more shows or finally finding the perfect addition to your collection, set some classic car resolutions for yourself. It’s a new year and a clean slate. Make a vow to enjoy the hobby you love and to have tons of fun doing it. Life’s too short not to.
Classic Auto Insurance wants to wish you and your family a happy and a prosperous New Year. As always, if you have any questions about the best coverage for your classic car, visit our website at www.classicins.com and or contact our staff at 888-901-1338 to see how we can help safeguard your dream car.