One of the first areas to address when you're modernizing a classic car is the brakes. Thanks to a strong aftermarket, this has become fairly straightforward. “Big Brake” kits are available for nearly any common production car, and for the less-common cars, several companies will build you a custom kit. But before handing over your well-earned cash for an upgrade, it's worth spending a little time understanding what a good setup offers so you can make the right choice.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2011/03/01/The-Basics-of-Brake-Upgrades