From our friends at Hagerty collector car insurance
More than 90 oddball and lesser celebrated cars tour 17 Mile Drive during
famed Monterey Classic Car week
photos by Matt Stone and courtesy Hagerty
MONTEREY, Calif., (August 18, 2012) – In contrast to the traditional high end events that take place during the internationally celebrated classic car weekend, a tour for oddball and often underappreciated cars was created by Hagerty to celebrate the fact that all cars are beautiful and meant to be on the road. The free event attracted over 90 cars and more than 500 participants and spectators.
The tour started and ended at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside allowing spectators to get up close and admire the cars. Awards were voted by the participants and the “Most Sour” award went to a 1964 Sunbeam Tiger owned by Philip Cohen of Dana Point, CA.
“Many people assume that cars labeled as “Lemons” are not generally road worthy or deserving of recognition at car shows”, said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance. “Every single one of these cars completed the tour without a single mechanical issue which speaks to the fact that these owners love and take great car of their cars.”
At the end of the tour Hagerty announced plans to host another tour for 2013. For more information on the 2013 Hagerty Tour of LeMons when it becomes available, please contact email@example.com.
Hagerty Insurance Agency
Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty is the world’s leading insurance agency for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item 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 or visit www.hagerty.com.
Hagerty also provides online Valuation Tools and publishes Hagerty Price Guide, which are the premier price and value guides for post-war collectible automobiles. For more information please visit www.hagerty.com/valuationtools.