Boston, MA (May 29, 2007) Bob Long, host of AutoWorld Radio, is pleased to welcome Hagerty Insurance Agency ( as the show’s exclusive automotive insurance sponsor.

Hagerty is the largest and most proactive community of collector car enthusiasts in the country. 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.

Hagerty will have a monthly twenty-minute segment on AutoWorld showcasing relevant topics that will include an interview with McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. Topics will include everything from how to determine value of your collector car, how to buy and sell a car at auction as well tips for first time collectors and numerous discussions on the trends and state of the hobby.

“We are pleased to be working with AutoWorld as we have long respected Bob’s knowledge of the auto industry as well as his true love for collector cars,” said Hagerty CEO, McKeel Hagerty. “We have always strived to be a resource for car collectors and hope that listeners will not only find our segments entertaining but will also be able to gain valuable insight into the hobby for enjoyment of their vehicles.”

“I am thrilled with this alliance,” Long stated. “I have known McKeel for over a decade and his work in the enthusiast community is well documented and appreciated. Whether at car shows, auctions, working proactively on hobby legislation and support or providing scholarships, Hagerty is a leading presence in this industry.”

Long, who just recently celebrated his 16th anniversary on-air with AutoWorld, and who also hosts MotorTrend Radio, is well known for his opinions and commentary and is enormously respected throughout the automotive and broadcasting industries.

AutoWorld is a live, three-hour talk show on The National Radio Network (NRN) and the Cable Radio Network (CRN) on Sundays from 5:00 – 8:00 PM EST. From Classics to street rods to the latest out of Detroit, AutoWorld is devoted to America’s love affair with the automobile.

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