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When it comes to vintage weddings, standard limos are out, and vintage transportation is so in!

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After months of stressing about transportation, I lucked out and managed to secure a 1929 Model A Ford as my getaway car, but it wasn’t easy. I figured I’d share a few tips for those of you who want to drive off into the sunset in style!

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First, think about the style of your wedding. If you are planning your wedding around a very specific era, and you want to stay true to your theme, then you might be a bit limited when it comes to your automotive options. But, if you are incorporating a vintage style that spans a decade or so, then you may have an easier time finding the right vehicle.  For example, if you wedding is 30’s, 40’s or 50’s themed, any of the cars below might be a good choice for you.

1951 Ford

1948 Chevrolet

1957 Ford Skyliner

39 Chevrolet

Once you have an idea of what style/age of car you’re looking for, do some research online. I googled “vintage car rental” and “classic car rental” in my area until I was blue in the face and got nowhere! I finally gave up and started looking at car clubs.

Every Friday an old fashioned burger joint in my area hosts a classic car night, so I went down to check it out and talked with some car club members. The photos above are from their website http://www.downshiftersofbrooklyn.com/.

If you know of a classic car night in your area, you should start there. Most classic car owners are pleased to show off their car at special events, especially if you offer them a fair price for their time!

You can also Google local car clubs online and email the president. The contact info is usually on their website. Just tell them what you are looking for and ask if they’d pass along the message to their members. That’s exactly how I ended up with my vintage car!

There are lots of car clubs out there, but some focus on specific makes, models or time periods. So, be sure to know what your looking for so that you can weed out the dead end leads. Here are a couple links that may help with leads to car clubs in your area: Antique Automobile Club of America. You can search for chapters in your area on their home page.

This website has a directory of car clubs throughout the country.

Vintage cars are out there, but they aren’t always easy to find. It just takes few leads, a little patience, a bit of luck and a pretty please with a cherry on top! If you can pull it off, it’s well worth it. Just imagine the photo opps…

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