Hagerty Is Expanding In Order To Preserve The Car Community

Jun 28, 2021 1 min read
Hagerty Is Expanding In Order To Preserve The Car Community

Over the last three years, Hagarty has announced that it has purchased three of the largest collector car events in the collector car world. Today it has added a fourth to that list - Amelia Island Concours.

As the founders and veteran attendees of collector car events age, so does their ability to keep their events fresh and interesting to the younger crowds. This leads to a diminished community and has been the demise of quite a few events. In an effort to preserve the collector car community, Hagarty has now bought the Amelia Island Concours.

Founded by Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours has been one of the biggest car events on the east coast since it started in 1996 and it has grown to be one of the biggest in the world. Every year the event draws more than 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to

The Golf Club of Amelia Island, The Ritz Carlton. Thousands upon thousands of people come to the event to enjoy four days of car shows, auctions, and much more. Additionally, the Amelia Island Concours and founder Warner has shown no signs of slowing down and, despite an ongoing pandemic, this year's event was still an incredibly large event.

Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty has been singing the event's praises for years, even going as far to say, “The fact that more auction companies and major sponsors such as the automakers continue to build a greater presence proves this has become a world-class classic car event.” Now the classic car insurance giant will be joining forces with the Concours, ensuring the preservation of the Amelia Island Event for generations to come.

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