November 30, 2022

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Classic car rental business offers a “trip into the past”

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Shoppers can select from 5 restored, common autos to hire and drive

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — If you have at any time required to know what it was like to push your dad or granddad’s typical automobile, a new spot enterprise is featuring that expertise, with a “trip into the previous.”

Clayton Klaver, a lover of traditional automobiles and owner of Clay’s Classics, has a selection of vehicles from the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Each one particular is regarded as to be in mint condition and obtainable to the community for lease.

At this time, Klaver’s old-time automobile selection includes five cars, with much more to added soon:

  • 1959 Ford F-100
  • 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang
  • 1964 Buick Skylark
  • 1964 Ford Galaxie 500
  • 1966 Ford Mustang

Klaver, an Air Power veteran, bought his quite fist aged-time car or truck in 2009: A 1959 Ford F-100 decide on-up truck which took in excess of 10 a long time to rebuild.

Right after operate on the truck was concluded, Klaver determined to start a assortment of the classics, with the notion of men and women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s reliving Route 66 in the most reliable way doable.

“I enjoy people today having fun with my cars. If you have something which is only product, its means very little. So, I offer you them all the time for folks to hire and take pleasure in, particularly if it’s pleasant climate. That is when I try to get them all out and just enable people appreciate them for as extensive as they would like.”

Klaver explained he would rather share his autos with the general public, as opposed to storing them in a garage to gather dust, or hauling them close to to car or truck exhibits.

SLIDESHOW: Check out Photographs of Clay’s Common Vehicles

“When I started off this enterprise, the total plan was to have people from Europe occur more than and push a person of these negative boys, due to the fact traditional cars are so expensive over there, so I preferred them to come right here, take pleasure in them, stop by Route 66 in the 64′ Ford Galaxie. It designed their life it’s just a wonderful working experience and something that they hardly ever get to do.” explained Klaver.

“There’s just almost nothing superior than having a single of these autos out on the open up road, wherever you have no interruptions. It’s just you, the radio, the highway and the motor vehicle. It’s so basic,” Klaver ongoing.

So considerably, his clientele incorporates newlyweds, promenade attendees, large college seniors (wanting a classic automobile in their senior portraits), couples seeking for a distinctive “date night” and the more mature generation, who as soon as owned and drove the sort of automobiles that you are going to locate in Klaver’s collection throughout a time when these vehicles weren’t thought of “classic.”

“CLAY’S CLASSICS”

The price to lease a single of Klaver’s Classics: Amongst $250 and $500 for each working day, relying on the automobile you pick.

Klaver lets renters to journey up to 200 miles-for every-day.

“Going around the limit of 200 every day miles will price tag you an extra $.75 for each mile. But, most renters really do not go about the 200 mile restrict,” Klaver mentioned.

The only time Klaver does not lease out his selection of classics, is in the course of the wintertime months and when there’s inclement temperature.

“There’s a limit to how significantly I’ll allow my autos go (laughs).”

For additional details on renting a person of the common cars, visit Clay’s Classics Fb website page, Below.

You can also make contact with Klaver at (417) 208-7854, or by e-mail, which you will obtain In this article.

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