If you still subscribe to the idea that “young people today don’t care about cars,” then you need to get yourself over to the Future Collector Car Show so you can see for yourself what is really going on.
Founded in 2016, the Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) was established as a way to showcase the next generation of collector cars, covering model years from approximately 1975 to 2005. Though traditional car collectors do not bat an eye at anything from the Malaise Era and newer, cars produced since 1975 are starting to gain recognition from a wider audience.
Vehicles such as the GM F-body and G-body platforms, Squarebody and OBS trucks, and Ford’s Fox body platform have had have a dedicated and loyal fan base for many years, but were largely overlooked by the collector car community. Now, they are starting to take notice.
To give one example, at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, there was an incredible collection of Mustangs from every year of production between 1982 and 1993. This drew a lot of interest from Fox body enthusiasts who were keen to snap up low mileage examples of these cars which had not been modified.
Within the collector car community is a growing group of enthusiasts of Japanese cars. This is a change from previous generations that focused exclusively on American cars. But, it is a welcome change for those who grew up in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s and drove these cars.
The Datsun/Nissan Z cars, the 210, and the 200 and 240SX, the Toyota Supra and Celica, the Honda NSX, and models from Subaru and other manufacturers are now regulars at enthusiast car meets like Future Collector Car Show.
Another example is the rise in popularity of Radwood, which held its first event in 2017 and has since expanded to multiple events throughout the U.S. Radwood focuses on cars of the “Rad” era of the 1980s and 1990s.
Finally, the rise of enthusiast auction sites like BringATrailer and Cars & Bids is a sign that demand for late model collector cars has staying power, and is not just a flash in the pan.
This year, the FCCS show has a new home at Westworld of Scottsdale, alongside the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction.
Come out on Sunday, January 23, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to check out a variety of vehicles from the 1980s, 90s, and today that represent the future interests of the collector car hobby.
There will be 10 categories for vehicles, which include:
- Best of Show
- Best Preserved
- Best Restored
- Best Period-Correct Modifications
- Best Purpose-Built Performance
- Elegance of Heritage
- Best Electro-Mod
- Rookie of the Year
- People’s Choice
The show will be held on the Polo Field at Westworld.