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Getting ready to take your classic car to a car show, or simply transporting it from one place to another? Whether you’re working with professionals or are going to be transporting the vehicle yourself, it’s important you follow all proper safety protocols to prevent potential damage to the car. The last thing you want is for your pride and joy to sustain avoidable damage in transit!

When selecting your transportation, you can choose from open or closed methods of transportation.

Open Transportation
Closed Transportation
Two examples of transporting your car. Open method (Left). Closed method (Right) using a Race Ramps Trailer Ramp

Open transport involves trailers that are not closed to the elements. Loading tends to be simpler, but there is less protection afforded to the vehicle, which could be troublesome if you find yourself in a situation where there will be precipitation or potential airborne debris.

Closed transport is a more expensive transportation option, but it gives additional protections to the elements and potential road hazards. The additional expense is worth it when you consider how much you’ve likely invested in your vehicle to restore it and keep it looking good.

The preparation

Before you send your car away in the trailer, it’s important to take some steps to prevent potential damage and to ensure the vehicle arrives in prime condition. These steps include:

Finally, make sure you work with a company you can trust to deliver your vehicle safely. There are a variety of companies that provide this service, and you should make sure the one you choose specializes in working with classic cars. These professionals will understand the special care that must be afforded to these unique and fragile vehicles, and will employ methods designed to provide the utmost in safety throughout the entire journey.

Enjoy your next car show, and make sure you get your vehicle there safely and efficiently!