Car Collecting - Future of Cars


About 40 years ago, Road & Track published a neat little piece of automotive fiction called “A Nice Morning Drive.” It was a dystopian look at the future of classic car ownership, told through the eyes of an MGB driver named “Buzz.” In this future, new cars had gotten ugly, slow and ponderous, but so safe, (able to withstand 75 mph head-on collisions) that there were few consequences of being careless or distracted behind the wheel. Some maliciously bored drivers even went looking for older cars, (like Buzz’s MGB) to harass. Unable to co-exist with these “Modern Safety Vehicles,” drivers of classics simply gave up and put them away for good.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/11/23/car-collecting-future