TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 2007) – As summer travel season quickly approaches many Americans are planning their travel schedule for that next great trip and car lovers are no different. Hagerty International Limited, a subsidiary of Hagerty Insurance, today announced several programs for car enthusiasts who seek the thrill and excitement of European car shows, tours and events with its Overseas Touring Package. The program is designed to offer short term policies for clients traveling from the United States to the United Kingdom or Europe.
“Our customers are true car enthusiasts, and their interests in participating in shows and rallies aren’t limited to just the U.S.” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance Agency. “Europe has some of the world’s best car shows as well as some of the most beautiful roads. We developed this program so our customers can enjoy these exciting events abroad while we handle the rest.”
Upcoming European events sponsored and supported by Hagerty International include:
Festival of Speed, Goodwood (June 22–June 24)
Hagerty International will support one of the best motorsport events in the world, the Festival of Speed. The theme for the hillclimb at the Goodwood House is “Spark of Genius” – Breaking Records, Pushing Boundaries. It is anticipated that cars from all eras will be represented by numerous figures from the world of motorsport.
Silverstone Classic (July 27–29)
Join us at this celebration of endurance racing, with a feature race (the Hagerty World Sports Masters Dusk Race) from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. That evening ace attendees will be treated to a special screening of the iconic film “Le Mans” starring Steve McQueen in a make shift open air theater.
The Revival, Goodwood (Aug. 30–Sept. 2)
Take a step back in time with the Hagerty Team as they embark on their second year of exhibiting at this prestigious and exciting event. With all entrants competing in their pre-1960 cars and bikes on the Goodwood Circuit, coupled with the attending public dressing in period costume, it should be another fabulous event on the British south coast. The team will again be in their Hagerty 1940s mechanic outfits and on hand to help wherever they can!
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, Hyde Park to Madiera Drive (Nov. 4)
The Hagerty Team will be at Hyde Park from 5 a.m. on November 5 in order to welcome the participants of the world’s longest running motor event. All entries have to be built before 1905 and this year the celebrated nation is the United States. We hope to see all of the Cadillacs, Fords, Oldsmobiles, Crestmobiles and Pierces at the start.
Underwritten by Allianz Cornhill Insurance plc (voted the best insurance company in the UK in 2005 and 2006), Hagerty International can provide fully comprehensive “agreed value” insurance for accidental damage and third-party liability. The service also offers competitive transit rates, underwritten in Lloyd’s of London, and, thus, provides an all-around service to Hagerty policyholders and their collector cars.
For more information on any of the above events, please visit www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk. In order to obtain a quote for the Overseas Package and / or Transit Insurance, please contact Hagerty International at + 44 (0) 8700 420 220 or [email protected].
Hagerty is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles and boats in the nation, and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers collector car insurance, financing and roadside assistance, as well as a variety of useful information resources. The company works proactively on hobby legislation and supports the Collectors Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preservation of the hobby.