Exactly. They need to stop treating collector cars like daily drivers. They are a recreation all on their own. Look at all the replacement and restoration parts. Money spent on everything from upholstery to transmissions. Just look at the build pages on Binder Planet. Look at money and jobs the restoration of IH vehicles alone generates. An entire industry is built around old vehicles and we are just a small segment of the overall collector and restoration industry. Even more important, a lot of good times with family and friends has been spent rebuilding old rigs. That is something we need more of, not less of.it seems to me that most current owners of 1976-1982 vehicles use their old vehicle(s) for recreation/hobby, and have other (newer) vehicles for daily driving/work. I just don't see scads of those older vehicles being used as daily drivers.
As the years have gone by, it appears like most operational 40-45 year old vehicles are now in the realm of restorers and collectors. Virtually all of the "average" (econobox/sedan style) vehicles of that vintage, seem to have gone to the scrapyards and are not seen on the roads with 10,000-15,000 miles per year of operation.