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

Buyers can decide on from 5 restored, classic cars and trucks to rent and generate

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — If you’ve ever needed to know what it was like to travel your dad or granddad’s basic auto, a new place small business is supplying that working experience, with a “trip into the previous.”

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

Each individual one particular is thought of to be in mint situation and readily available to the public for hire.

At this time, Klaver’s aged-time auto collection consists of five autos, with far more to included 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, purchased his quite fist aged-time automobile in 2009: A 1959 Ford F-100 decide on-up truck which took about 10 years to rebuild.

Following operate on the truck was completed, Klaver decided to begin a assortment of the classics, with the plan of people in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s reliving Route 66 in the most authentic way possible.

“I take pleasure in persons making the most of my autos. If you have a little something that is only material, its suggests very little. So, I offer you them all the time for people to hire and enjoy, specially if it is wonderful climate. That’s when I consider to get them all out and just let men and women appreciate them for as prolonged as they would like.”

Klaver claimed he would instead share his cars and trucks with the public, compared to storing them in a garage to obtain dust, or hauling them close to to vehicle displays.

SLIDESHOW: See Images of Clay’s Vintage Cars

“When I begun this organization, the whole concept was to have individuals from Europe arrive in excess of and travel 1 of these negative boys, because common cars are so high priced more than there, so I preferred them to arrive here, appreciate them, check out Route 66 in the 64′ Ford Galaxie. It built their life it’s just a good expertise and a thing that they never ever get to do.” explained Klaver.

“There’s just nothing at all improved than taking just one of these autos out on the open highway, wherever you have no distractions. It is just you, the radio, the road and the car or truck. It is so uncomplicated,” Klaver ongoing.

So far, his clientele consists of newlyweds, prom attendees, substantial school seniors (wanting a classic car or truck in their senior portraits), couples on the lookout for a one of a kind “date night” and the more mature era, who at the time owned and drove the type of vehicles that you will obtain in Klaver’s assortment throughout a time when these cars weren’t regarded as “classic.”


The charge to hire a single of Klaver’s Classics: Between $250 and $500 for every day, relying on the car you choose.

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

“Going over the limit of 200 everyday miles will cost you an excess $.75 per mile. But, most renters really do not go above the 200 mile restrict,” Klaver mentioned.

The only time Klaver does not rent out his collection of classics, is during the wintertime months and when there is inclement weather conditions.

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

For additional info on leasing just one of the vintage autos, take a look at Clay’s Classics Fb web page, Right here.

You can also contact Klaver at (417) 208-7854, or by email, which you are going to discover Below.