Kudos to them!
In May '02 I was fortunate to attend the Historic Races in Monaco, sitting in a hospitality room with some well-heeled collectors. Timed 20-minute sessions by year groupings. Favorite was the late '10s thru early '30s segment - a few Alfas, a Mercedes that was 1/3 larger in scale than all others in class, and two Bugattis - one blue, one black. I was fixated on those two. The blue one finished in good shape, but then the black one came - on a flatbed, with its nose crunched at a 45 degree angle. I was sick to see this. But the fellow sitting with me casually commented that “These were built to run like this. They’ll take it back to the shop, rebuild it, and run it again.”
Driving our old cars is what it’s all about. I drive my '60 300-F 5,000-10,000 miles annually, and it’s in its element on the open road!