In the vintage racecar collecting world, it is considered a sin by many to turn the race cars into pure museum pieces. Many vintage racecars are still raced in special events designed just for them. And yes, some are crashed, but not often. They are rebuilt and raced again. It brings a tear to my eye sometimes when I go to these vintage events and see 5-10 million dollar cars being driven close to the limits of tire grip. The sights and sounds are incredible. I visited one of the finest collection in the world this year, and the owner proudly told me that he has personally driven every car, but the most modern one, on the track. The most modern one was just too fast and twitchy for his skills.
"I am a 12 foot lizard." GCR Jan 31, 2006