Classic car obsessed? Find inspiration and information (and vintage cars for sale!) on these sites, recommended by BookAclassic founder Claus Stig Christensen.

Claus Stig Christensen was inspired to set up the ‘Airbnb for classic cars’, BookAclassic, when he made money as a student renting out his Vespa to shops, for them to use for their window displays.

Fast forward to 2019 and BookAclassic is the largest ‘sharing economy’ classic car platform out there.

“If you're thinking of buying a classic car, you can test drive several models – or just enjoy the experience without ownership”, says Claus, a classic car enthusiast himself, and the proud owner of Jaguar MKII. “And if you’re an owner, you can turn your own classic into a cash cow and rent it out for weddings, film jobs, fashion photography or just a drive in the countryside with another classic car enthusiast”.

Here are Claus’s top picks.

BookAclassic


Rent out your classic car or choose online from the world's most extensive collection, then get instant quotes for an unforgettable experience. The process for booking and payment is simple and secure, and as soon as your booking is confirmed, the vehicle owner will contact you directly to agree all the details. Then you'll be all set to live out a lifelong fantasy.

Car & Classic


If you’re looking to buy or sell, Car & Classic is a great marketplace for classic cars. It’s one of the busiest in the world and what I like about it is the control; you can edit, renew or delete your advert any time. It’s free to advertise too, and the buyers are really knowledgeable. There’s also an anti-fraud system to keep your mind at ease.

Classic & Sports Car


This site is the online version of the world's best-selling classic car magazine, founded in 1982. If you’re into social media, they’ve got great channels with beautiful classic car imagery updated daily. I like the way the site is organised with an A to Z of cars, plus information on events, auctions, and the site even has its own classified section. Good luck concentrating at work with this site open.

Jay Leno's Garage


One for the classic car geeks amongst us. This YouTube channel hosts the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews “and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise”. It’s updated every Sunday so start the week with your head full of classic cars, sports cars, cafe racers, vintage cars, and more.

CarFest


CarFest is the website of an amazing event happening in the UK this summer. Click on this link at your peril as you will not be able to resist a weekend of music, cars and family fun – maybe even both as there’s one in the north and one in the south. And what’s brilliant about the event (the brainchild of TV and radio celebrity Chris Evans) is that all profits from CarFest will be donated to UK Children’s Charities.

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