TDT Sponsors St Louis Gateway GTOs and 2018 GTO AA Nationals

Our Trip to Springfield, Illinois for the 2017 GTO AA Nationals This past June you might have heard that we made a trip to Springfield, Illinois to the 2017 GTO AA Nationals.  During the nationals week, we met some great car folks. We met Tom Oxler the President of GTA AA, Kerry Friedman the President of the Gateway GTO’s and Frank Chapman the VP Gateway GTOs in Illinois.  Even though we currently do not own a GTO we were welcomed with open arms to be a vendor at their event in Springfield and it was amazing! From the moment we arrived, we … Keep reading…

What Adds Value to a Classic Car or Collector Car?

Why I wrote this article about classic cars So, I get this question a lot from clients when they are about to purchase a classic car or collector car and we are going through their valuation. “What adds value to a classic or collector car?”  I figured it would be a great to share my wisdom and advice on the topic. Value adds value.  Yep, that’s right.  Value is taking in many forms. Monetary doesn’t always mean value.  Value can also be defined as craftsmanship, quality, and creativity. First impressions of a collector car A quality paint job goes a … Keep reading…

TDT is Headed North to Look at Goats at the 2017 GTOAA International Convention in Springfield, Illinois

Be on the lookout for our tent and truck at the 2017 GTOAA International Convention in Springfield, Illinois. We will be showcasing our past Pontiac inspections and appraisals as well as booking appraisal appointments while we are in Springfield.  We are offering a special discount on Stated Value Replacement Appraisals if you book with us while we are at the Convention.  Every car collector or enthusiast should have their vehicle appraised for insurance purposes to be sure you get an accurate settlement in case the unfortunate happens. We will be set up Tuesday – Saturday and are willing to talk … Keep reading…

TDT Revving Up For 2017 General Tire Du Quoin Street Machine Nationals

Test Drive Technologies will be making their rounds and checking out the awesome muscle cars, show cars and custom cars at the 2017 General Tire Du Quoin Street Machine Nationals this upcoming weekend.  If you have a vehicle in the show or have a vehicle that you would like appraised please be sure to stop Steven Paul our owner as he makes his way around the car show. TDT is a Veteran Owned Family Business based out of St Rose, Illinois just West of Carlyle Lake.  Steven Paul, our owner, has over 25 years of experience in the automobile inspection … Keep reading…