New E-Book Helps Auto Enthusiasts Enter The Collector Car Market for the First Time

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The collector car hobby has seen explosive growth in the United States in the last few years. The latest e-book from Gearhead Media provides expert tips on how car enthusiasts can enter the hobby for the first time on a budget.

The Collector Car Hobby by Richard Reina cover.

The Collector Car Hobby by Richard Reina

The collector car hobby is more than just six-figure hot rods and flashy, high-dollar car shows. While having a budget and knowing what to look for is essential, it's not necessary to win the lottery.

Gearhead Media LLC., the parent company of automotive publication Automoblog.net, has just released a free new e-book for enthusiasts looking to enter the collector car hobby for the first time. The Collector Car Hobby: It's Affordable, and it's Accessible by Richard Reina walks readers through the process of how to find their dream collector car on a budget. The e-book covers how to search for a classic car, what to look for and what to ask a potential seller, and how to care for older vehicles properly.

"As someone who has been immersed in the collector car hobby for the past 40 years, I'm continually educating myself by reading everything I can about the hobby," Reina said. "I've also met hundreds of people who are either in the old car hobby or want to know how they can get into it."

A Quick but Essential Guide

The Collector Car Hobby is broken down into four parts, or chapters: how to get started and plan a budget, where to look and what to ask a seller, how to transport a collector car, and how to maintain it after purchase. The free e-book, available as a PDF, can be downloaded to any smartphone so readers can have it handy as they go through the process of searching for their ideal collector car.    

"We believe this free e-book will be especially helpful for Millennials and members of Generation X who are entering the collector car hobby for the first time," said Carl Anthony, Managing Editor of Automoblog. "These generational cohorts are beginning to seek out the cars that are the most meaningful to them, some of which appeared in popular movies and video games from their youth."

Addressing Popular Misconceptions

In The Collector Car Hobby, Reina also addresses one of the biggest misconceptions about the hobby: that you have to be independently wealthy. The collector car hobby is more than just six-figure hot rods and flashy, high-dollar car shows. While having a budget and knowing what to look for is essential, it's not necessary to win the lottery.

"As I have for years, I counter that argument with real-world examples of the affordable cars I see at car shows and auctions," Reina explained. "Sure, muscle cars and rare exotics continue to bring the big bucks. However, if you seriously want to enter the hobby and are willing to consider something different, there are plenty of choices that will open up your world to all the fun that the hobby brings."

How To Download The Collector Car Hobby

The Collector Car Hobby is available via a free download. "The fact is, there are plenty of people who may like old cars but don't know how to take that first step into the hobby," Reina added. "This group is the primary audience for this e-book."

About The Author

Richard Reina has been an auto enthusiast since the age of two when his dad taught him the difference between a Chevy and a Ford. During his 23-year career at Volvo Cars North America, he held various service and technical roles and often traveled to Sweden. Although busy with work, Reina still found time to embrace his love of collecting automobiles. He bought his first collectible, a 1957 Ford Skyliner retractable hardtop, just two months after graduating college.

He currently owns a 1967 Alfa Romeo and keeps a personal blog of all of his car-related adventures. Although he considers himself retired from music, he does still know his way around a drum set.

Reina is the Product Training Director for CARiD.com, an aftermarket parts retailer. For the last six years, he has served as Automoblog's resident expert on the classic and collector car market.

Read more about the Collector Car Hobby e-book on Automoblog.

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