Hagerty was named as Industry Supporter Of The Year at the 2022 Historic Motoring Awards, the UKs most prestigious classic car awards ceremony, in recognition of its dedication to the classic car industry and global car community.
Known for its leading insurance products, Hagerty also presents a number of renowned events such as Festival of the Unexceptional and RADwood along with prestigious concours such as The Amelia and Motorlux. The brand also offers a multi-platform media offering, a number of notable industry partnerships, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation as well as a newly launched marketplace service.
The nomination for Hagerty commended the company on all aspects of its operation: It’s not just insurance, Hagerty runs the UK’s Festival of the Unexceptional, won this year by a 1994 Astra Merit 1.4. It relaunched RADwood in the UK, celebrating 80s and 90s cars, and holds a hillclimb at Shelsley Walsh. In its US homeland it has acquired and rebranded the Amelia and Motorlux events and retains its Drivers’ Club. And who hasn’t used its Valuation Tool?
James Elliott, Editor-in-chief of Octane magazine, said: “The expansion of Hagerty into new fields in the past couple of years has been quite extraordinary. It now underpins an astonishing array of events across the globe and has gone from being at the core of the classic car industry to also being at the core of the hobby.”
One of the esteemed Historic Motoring Awards judges commented: “As an insurance company, Hagerty could just sit back and collect premiums from its customers but, instead, it is a driving force in the classic car field, involved in almost every facet. The Festival of the Unexceptional and RADwood are the types of events that will broaden the group of car collectors. Kudos to Hagerty.”
Speaking after receiving the award, Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said: “It was a genuine honour to receive this prestigious award on behalf of Hagerty, especially against such esteemed company, Hagerty is committed to being at the heart of global car culture and the enthusiast industry, and to be recognised for our efforts is incredibly rewarding. 2023 will bring an enhanced event offering, new products and services and many exciting ways for enthusiasts to interact with Hagerty, and I look forward to supporting the classic car industry in new and innovative ways in the year ahead.”