The average retiree in the UK will live for 30 more years after retirement, depending on when they retire and how long they live, according to data from the Office of National Statistics. A 65 year old man has a 50 percent chance of living to 87, and a 65 year old woman has a 50 percent chance of living to 90. That is enough time to rediscover old interests, take up new ones, and experience all sorts of changes. Unlike hobbies such as stamp collecting or painting, a hobby like collecting classic BMWs will get you out of the house, and present you with many opportunities to start new friendships or even relationships.
Starting Relationships At BMW Classic Car Events
More retirees are choosing to separate, despite the fact that people in that age group may find it harder to start new relationships. In fact, the number of women over 60 years getting divorced rose by 20% in a recent year, and by 8% for men, according to the Office of National Statistics. Going to events like the National BMW Festival allows you to interact with people that share your passion for classic BMWs,which makes them the ideal places to meet a new love interest if you are divorced after retirement. Divorce is not as common among retirees compared to divorce among young couples.
The Je Ne Sais Quoi Of Classic Cars
Apart from meeting new people, you also get to own a car that has unique styling that is rarely seen in modern times. These cars often stop people in their tracks, and can help start conversations everywhere you go. Just take a look at the BMW Z3 M 3.2 M Roadster, BMW M1, BMW 503 and BMW E9. No wonder these cars are celebrated, not just during car shows, but also in movies and on television. They have become a status symbol because classic car collecting is perceived as a pastime for distinguished members of society, or for people that have money. You can also choose to use them to travel, or hire them out on special occasions such as weddings and other events.
Classic Car Modification And Restoration
Using these cars for transport or business is realistic because there is no shortage of aftermarket restoration and modification support for classic cars. What this indicates is that you really don’t need to be concerned about how you can restore them if they cannot work. Moreover, classic BMW cars are actually easier to maintain and restore because of their simple design and basic engineering. In fact, you can use the cars to teach car repair novices how cars work. Modern cars have so many new engineering aspects that make them complicated to repair. If you are running out of your classic car storage, you can sell one or two for a pretty penny. In fact that is how you will start your collection: by buying cars from other collectors.
Collecting classic cars is more than just an enjoyable hobby that will keep away the boredom. It will help you relax, learn new skills and meet people that share your classic BMW car passion.