LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2007) — Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance president Ford Heacock III announced he has changed the name of his classic car insurance division to Heacock Classic.

“The reason for the change is to simplify our identity so that it is easier to read and remember” Heacock said. “Our silent partner, Bill Parish, is gone but continues to live in our hearts and inspire our passion for classic cars.”

Heacock Classic specializes in insurance coverage for classic, collectible and vintage automobiles. The company is a division of Heacock Insurance Group, Inc.; based in Sebring, Fla. Heacock Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency which has been in business since 1922. Parish Motorsports Insurance in Burns, Tenn., became part of the Heacock Insurance Group in March 2000, expanding their client list to over 20,000 collector car clients nationwide.

Ford Heacock is a consummate automobile enthusiast. It’s that “passion factor” which defines the spirit of the Heacock Classic team. As a native of Sebring, Fla., his family was intimately involved in the heyday of Sebring’s international sports car races. His grandfather (Ford Sr.) was the first local chairman of the Sebring 12 Hours of Endurance. After college, Ford III took an active interest in the burgeoning vintage sports car racing hobby. He founded both the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), a national organization for vintage racing, and Vintage Motorsport magazine. Today, in addition to his duties as president of the company, Heacock organizes the annual Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival in Lakeland, Florida.

For further information about Heacock Classic, please contact Howard Buck at 863-701-2575 Ext 3 or email: [email protected]

Heacock Classic, 100 East Main Street, Lakeland FL, 33801

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