There are a number of slightly different ways people describe or judge these terms. NZC will be using these for categorising pics, vids and other items. Below are the closest definitions I can work out. It's not perfect but if unsure I may put cars in multiple categories. I'll be treating these fairly loosely with categorizing.
- Vintage Cars
vintage cars are built between 1919 and 1930. The term is often used to describe any car made before World War II. There can also be an overlap between vintage and antique cars.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vintage_car
- Antique Cars
Antique cars are vehicles over 45 years old. Usually these cars are kept or restored to an original state.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antique_car
- Classic Cars
These are cars and trucks over 25 years old and less than 50 years old. In general it is typically a car that is no longer in production and still popular.
- Hot Rods
This is defined as a classic, vintage or antique car or truck that's been modified for looks and performance, usually repowered.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_rod
- Pickups / Trucks
My favourite category, pickups and trucks! Good old workhorses! Simple!
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_truck
I'll use this for true and replica t-buckets and similar styled vehicles.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-bucket
- Rat Rods
Rusty, bare metal, hanging together, build with scrap and old mismatched parts. Mostly not street legal, home builds and high performance dodgy rods.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod
- Old Racers
This will be beach and track race cars and trucks, mostly dedicated racers and older vehicles.
- Custom / Concept Cars
This is more for highly customized cars and trucks, not just hotrods. I want to save this category for really unusual and impressive vehicles.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custom_car
Otherwise known as ‘donkeys’, these are the power plants we’ve come to love!
- Kitset Cars
As it says, this will be hobby cars, kitsets, homebuilds etc.
- Anything Else...
This is defined as anything we can’t categorize above or odd and unusual vehicles.