Eastwood people are family people who know the importance of spending quality time together. That's why Eastwood people like you know that sharing your appreciation for vintage or classic cars is a great way to nurture your kids' interest in a hobby that you can enjoy together for many years to come.
Back around Father's Day we had a little contest asking customers to send in pictures of a parent-child team working together on a vehicle restoration. That's the kind of family collaboration encouraged by a new web site called TakeAKidToACarShow.com.
That awareness program and web site was started by the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO), a council of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Assn.), to deliver a simple yet effective message to parents and car show organizers about getting youth involved in the collector car hobby.
The site includes lots of pictures of cool, old restored cars in the Photo Gallery. Younger children will love the coloring book pages they can download, giving them an early start on "customizing" their own cars! There's also a directory of car shows in your area. Got an iPhone or iPad? Download this free app and the kids can start customizing cars now!
Every time a youngster helps to apply a coat of wax, change a set of brake shoes, install a new tail lamp lens, or perform a simple tune-up, he or she will begin to experience a growing sense of pride and accomplishment.
Teaching a youngster to appreciate something as special as a classic car is a terrific way to communicate strong values of respect for all things, to help them understand the value of our history and our culture. And they will quickly learn positive ways to express themselves, perhaps even with a special car or truck that matches their own personal style.
As you restore the past, remember to ensure the future; Take a Kid to a Car Show.