How to transport classic cars in heavy weather

Following a clear, sunny and unseasonably warm few weeks in February, the spring of 2019 is looking decidedly less settled, with long-range forecasts showing heavy weather through much of April.

If you need to transport classic cars in heavy weather, it is even more important than usual to make sure they are protected against the elements, especially as classic car transporters may travel at faster speeds on the motorway than the vehicle itself is used to.

Covered car transporters are the obvious option to safely protect classic cars during transport, so that they are not exposed to heavy rain, strong winds or hailstones, or to the additional buffeting air turbulence of travelling at high speeds and the risk of gravel kicked up from the road surface.

This is all in addition to the obvious benefit of being able to transport classic cars to vintage rallies and auto shows without adding to their own mileage, ideal if your car is part of a static display and is not generally roadworthy, or you just don’t want to drive it the whole way there under its own power.

Does my vehicle need a classic car transporter?

Classic car transporters are not just for vintage vehicles – the general definition of ‘classic’ is not based solely on age, unlike other classifications such as ‘veteran’ and ‘vintage’.

Instead, ‘classic’ is a much looser definition, and truly iconic vehicles really can become instant classics regardless of their age, if enough collectors want to own one.

Generally speaking, it’s sensible to hire a classic car transporter if your vehicle is:

  • Considered iconic for its time (regardless of age).
  • Distinctive in its aesthetic appeal or historic importance.
  • Gaining (or stable) in value rather than depreciating.

If your vehicle falls into this general description then it’s quite possible that it’s a classic car even if it’s only a few years old – and if it’s stable or gaining in value, then it’s sensible to protect that investment when transporting classic cars to and from events.

Why do people transport classic cars?

There are all manner of reasons why you might need to transport a classic car from A to B, including the kinds of events already mentioned above, but also many more reasons:

  • To facilitate a sale (as buyer or as seller).
  • To move into long-term storage or to a second home/holiday home.
  • To recover for repair work following a breakdown in the UK.
  • To repatriate following a breakdown in Europe.

Your vehicle does not have to be a classic car in order to deliver it from A to B in a covered car transporter – it’s not a strict definition anyway, and almost any car can be transported in this way if you wish.

Our classic car transporters can carry up to six vehicles, so entire collections can be relocated at the same time, with insurance for up to £5 million per transporter.

With tail lifts to load vehicles with low ground clearance and winches that can load non-runners without damage, our covered car transporters are a versatile vehicle transport solution, whatever the weather brings this springtime.