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

Prospects can decide on from 5 restored, vintage cars and trucks to lease and travel

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — If you’ve at any time needed to know what it was like to push your dad or granddad’s classic automobile, a new location enterprise is providing that practical experience, with a “trip into the earlier.”

Clayton Klaver, a lover of classic cars and owner of Clay’s Classics, has a collection of motor vehicles from the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Just about every one is deemed to be in mint condition and obtainable to the public for lease.

Currently, Klaver’s previous-time automobile selection involves 5 cars, with a lot more to added before long:

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

Klaver, an Air Pressure veteran, bought his very fist aged-time automobile in 2009: A 1959 Ford F-100 select-up truck which took above 10 a long time to rebuild.

Just after function on the truck was completed, Klaver decided to start off a assortment of the classics, with the idea of persons in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s reliving Route 66 in the most authentic way doable.

“I enjoy men and women taking pleasure in my motor vehicles. If you have one thing that is only materials, its implies nothing at all. So, I offer them all the time for individuals to rent and appreciate, particularly if it is awesome temperature. That is when I try to get them all out and just permit men and women enjoy them for as prolonged as they would like.”

Klaver claimed he would alternatively share his automobiles with the public, versus storing them in a garage to collect dust, or hauling them around to vehicle demonstrates.

SLIDESHOW: Perspective Photos of Clay’s Classic Autos

“When I commenced this enterprise, the whole strategy was to have folks from Europe come above and travel 1 of these bad boys, for the reason that classic cars and trucks are so pricey about there, so I preferred them to occur listed here, delight in them, visit Route 66 in the 64′ Ford Galaxie. It created their lives it’s just a fantastic encounter and some thing that they under no circumstances get to do.” said Klaver.

“There’s just nothing better than having 1 of these autos out on the open up street, where you have no distractions. It’s just you, the radio, the highway and the vehicle. It is so basic,” Klaver continued.

So considerably, his clientele features newlyweds, promenade attendees, high university seniors (seeking a typical car or truck in their senior portraits), couples looking for a distinctive “date night” and the older generation, who once owned and drove the type of automobiles that you’ll locate in Klaver’s collection all through a time when those vehicles weren’t thought of “classic.”


The value to rent one of Klaver’s Classics: Concerning $250 and $500 per working day, dependent on the automobile you pick out.

Klaver enables renters to journey up to 200 miles-for each-working day.

“Going more than the limit of 200 day-to-day miles will expense you an more $.75 for each mile. But, most renters never go around the 200 mile limit,” Klaver stated.

The only time Klaver does not lease out his assortment of classics, is all through the winter season months and when there is inclement weather.

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

For far more facts on renting one particular of the basic autos, stop by Clay’s Classics Facebook web page, In this article.

You can also get in touch with Klaver at (417) 208-7854, or by e mail, which you are going to discover Right here.