Hagerty Insurance joins LeMay - AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM® as national Club Auto Sponsor
Innovative Agreement Builds Club Auto Brand Nationally
TACOMA, WA (December 18, 2009)– Building on their successful involvement with LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM, Hagerty Insurance has assumed the role of the Museum’s Official Collector Car Insurance Provider. As part of this move Hagerty has committed to a multiple year deal to become the national sponsor of LeMay’s Club Auto museum satellites. In this capacity Hagerty will bring their finely-tuned understanding of the collector car community and their valuable services to enhance the Club Auto experience.
Club Auto helps extend the reach of LeMay to venues far beyond the main Museum campus. The support provided by Hagerty will promote the expansion in the number of established clubs from the current two locations to include select locations nationwide.
Both the Kirkland, Washington and Colorado Club Auto facilities provide members with collector car storage, as well as a great place to relax, meet and socialize with like-minded enthusiasts, forge friendships and share adventures—at the club and on the road behind the wheel.
“This is a natural evolution in our relationship with the LeMay Museum,” stated McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance. “We are a big believer in the Club Auto concept and feel Hagerty is well positioned to enrich the membership experience.”
David L. Madeira LeMay’s President/CEO characterized the importance of the relationship stating, “Our Club Auto enterprise is an important part of our effort to build a community of like-minded enthusiasts nation wide. McKeel Hagerty and his team share the same vision of service to the collector community. Hagerty’s excellent reputation, expertise, enthusiast network and passion for the automobile, make Hagerty a perfect partner for us”.
Target markets for future expansion of the Club Auto currently include, Tacoma WA, Scottsdale AZ, Las Vegas NV, Kansas City, metropolitan New York and the San Francisco Bay area.
About Hagerty Insurance Agency Inc.: Hagerty Insurance Agency Inc. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (historic or collectible items linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call (800) 922-4050.
About LeMay – AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM: AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the LeMay Collection of automobiles and memorabilia, along with vehicles and artifacts it may acquire. The LeMay Collection was recognized in the Guinness Book of World records as the largest privately held car collection in the world. At its peak, the collection was in excess of 3,000 automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles, plus more than 30,000 pieces of related 20th century Americana. Plans are under way to build a brand-new museum campus in Tacoma, WA to feature 1,000 cars and memorabilia. More information is available online at www.lemaymuseum.org.