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2022
2021
2020

April
3

Hagerty Funded Modern Classic Raises Over £3000 For StarterMotor Charity At Auction

April
23

By George! Classic Car Owners Name The Jaguar E-Type The Best British Car For St George’s Day

May
22

Hagerty Launches New UK Website Strengthening User Experience, Editorial Content And Valuations

June
8

UK Hagerty Price Guide: May 2020 Classic Car Market Overview

June
17

Why New E10 Eco-Fuel Could Damage Your Classic Car

November
19

Hagerty Investigates The Impact EV2030 Will Have On Low Volume Specialist Car Manufacturing

November
23

Hagerty Asks What Road Pricing Could Mean For The Classic Vehicle Community

December
7

Hagerty Publishes Inaugural UK Bull Market List Of Classic And Modern Classic Cars Poised To Rise In Value

January
19

10 Sales That Smashed The Hagerty Price Guide In 2020

January
25

Hagerty Launches A New Season Of Exciting Automotive Shows On YouTube

Hagerty’s content division receives increased investment for 2021, forging its position as one of the world’s largest automotive lifestyle brands. Here is an overview of what shows are featuring.
February
3

Hagerty Media Team Expands With Investment In Content

Hagerty Media receives increased investment for 2021, forging its position as one of the world’s largest automotive lifestyle brands.
February
10

What Brexit means for the classic car market

Hagerty monitors the global classic car market providing insight to the car community and media alike. Hagerty discusses the impact Brexit has had on the classic car market.
March
8

FEMALE DRIVING FORCE: 11 WOMEN WHO MADE AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

Hagerty celebrates 11 automotive heroes on International Women’s Day.
March
24

HAGERTY CONFIRMS DATE FOR 2021 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL: SATURDAY 31 JULY

Hagerty is delighted to announce that the world-famous Festival of the Unexceptional will return in 2021. The Concours de l’Ordinaire – quite literally, a show dedicated to sharing some of the greatest everyday classic cars on our roads –is confirmed for Saturday, 31 July.
April
9

HAGERTY INVITES DRIVERS TO REGISTER THEIR CAR FOR DISPLAY AT 2021 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL

Hagerty invites owners of deliciously dull vehicles to nominate them for a space on the concours lawn at the 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional.
April
12

Hagerty examines the rising values of 80s and 90s Homologation Specials

Hagerty looks at homologation specials from the 1980s and ‘90s, from BMW E30 M3 to Clio Williams, as all achieve significant increases in value in the latest update to UK Hagerty Price Guide.
April
27

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 2021 HAGERTY FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL

Regarded as one of the automotive highlights of the year, the Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional has enjoyed sell-out success since its launch. Today ticket availability for the 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional, the seventh event of its kind, goes live.
May
12

Hagerty partners with Markel for UK insurance business

Hagerty announces a new UK insurance partnership with Markel International Insurance Company Limited, a long-standing, family-founded business which has been an underwriting partner for the Hagerty classic and collector vehicle program in the United States since 2011.
May
13

Hagerty explores what the Ultra Low Emission Zone means for London’s classic car owners

Hagerty looks at the impact of the ULEZ extension, the vehicles affected and the impact it will have on London Car Culture.
May
19

Hagerty compares the depreciation of modern supercars

Hagerty studies the depreciation curve of modern supercars from Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Porsche.
May
25

Hagerty partners with legendary Ace Cafe, London

Hagerty partners with renowned Ace Cafe, London as its exclusive insurance partner.
May
28

Hagerty partners with motorcycle racer, truck racer and motorsport commentator Steve Parrish

Hagerty UK has partnered with motorsport legend Steve Parrish. Steve will produce exciting content with the Hagerty media team, attend selected automotive events, and will take part in Hagerty’s successful online panel and seminar discussions.
June
16

11 cars to get you excited for the 2021 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional

11 cars previewed from the expected Austin Allegro to the surprising Daewoo Espero.
June
23

Hagerty Welcomes Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance to Growing Event Portfolio

Hagerty aquires Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance which joins Concours of America, California Mille and Greenwich Concours as Hagerty continues to expand its experiential lifestyle offerings.
June
29

Hagerty names 13 British cars floored by flaws

Hagerty names 13 British cars destined to fail by design
July
5

Hagerty partners with Bicester Heritage as launch partner of the Scramblers members club

Hagerty, one of the world’s largest automotive lifestyle brands, partners with Bicester Heritage, the UK’s centre of excellence for classic vehicles
July
15

Hagerty Price Guide UK Auction Analysis: The first six months of 2021

The latest update to the guide provides a headline market overview of the first 6-months of 2021 and the trends and fluctuations recorded over that time.
August
2

1989 Proton 1.6 GL Black Night Crowned winner of 2021 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional

An immaculate and true survivor 1989 Proton 1.6 GL Black Knight is crowned the winner of the 2021 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional
August
18

Hagerty and Aldel Financial Announce Merger Agreement for Hagerty to Become a Publicly Traded Company

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., AUGUST 18, 2021 – Hagerty, an automotive enthusiast brand offering a specialty automotive insurance platform built upon a membership organization for car lovers, and Aldel Financial Inc. (NYSE: ADF) (“Aldel”), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. Upon the closing of the transaction, Aldel will be renamed Hagerty, Inc., and become publicly traded, with its common stock expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker HGTY.  
September
2

Hagerty survey reveals confusion over E10 fuel as Government’s car compatibility checker misleads drivers

Hagerty research suggests half of Britain’s drivers don’t know how to check whether their car is compatible with E10 fuel – despite more than three quarters of them being worried that the new unleaded petrol could harm their car or motorcycle.
September
8

Hagerty highlights 10 of the most interesting classics available at auction this month

Hagerty chooses 10 of the most interesting classics for sale in September.
September
20

Hagerty at the 2021 Goodwood Revival

Hagerty enjoyed a hugely successful Goodwood Revival with a stand situated in the popular ‘over the road’ section of the event. Star of the stand was a stunningly restored, original right-hand drive Lamborghini Miura S originally owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
September
20

Hagerty Report: 2021 Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale

Hagerty UK Price Guide Editor John Mayhead reports from the Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, which made a welcome return to the UK calendar at the sell-out 2021 event.
October
28

9 modern classic cars to beat the ULEZ charge

Hagerty selects 9 ULEZ exempt cars that will still please the driving enthusiast. London’s ULEZ now covers all areas within the North and South Circular road networks. Non-exempt vehicles are subject to a daily charge of £12.50, on top of the £17.50 required for the Congestion Charge.
November
1

Hagerty Appoints Mark Roper as Managing Director of UK Operations

Hagerty announced the latest addition to its executive leadership team to further drive the company's growth as a global automotive lifestyle brand. Mark Roper joins as Managing Director of Hagerty International Limited taking charge of the brand’s fast-paced growth in enthusiast vehicle insurance, automotive media, leading industry partnerships, engaging events and the promotion of UK car culture.
November
24

Hagerty sponsors Racing with Autism founder Austin Riley

Hagerty sponsors Canadian racing phenomenon Austin Riley, an autistic racing driver who has taken the world of motorsport by storm.
November
29

Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional wins Motoring Spectacle category at 2021 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards

Hagerty’s Festival of the Unexceptional took the honours for Motoring Spectacle of the year at the 2021 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.
December
3

Hagerty Debuts Today as a Publicly Traded Company on the New York Stock Exchange After Completing Business Combination with Aldel Financial

Hagerty, Inc. (NYSE: HGTY) (“Hagerty” or the “Company”), an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialist insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market, announced that shares of its common stock and warrants will begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols HGTY and HGTY.WS, respectively. This follows the completion of the Company’s previously announced business combination with Aldel Financial Inc. (“Aldel”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. Aldel shareholders approved the business combination at a special meeting held on December 1st. Hagerty executives will ring the bell to open the trading day at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, December 6th. 
December
7

Hagerty Rings the Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

Hagerty, Inc., (NYSE: HGTY) an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate its recently completed public listing under the ticker symbols HGTY and HGTY.WS, respectively. New York Stock Exchange visitors and live social media audiences enjoyed a unique “Cars & Caffeine Wall Street” featuring a special 1967 Porsche 911S, the first-ever production Duesenberg and the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 1966 Ford GT40 racecar.
December
20

Hagerty looks back at the 2021 UK Bull Market: Did it call it right?

A year on from the 2021 UK Bull market list, the same Hagerty experts reviewed the Hagerty Price Guide condition 2 ‘Excellent’ value of all 10 cars and are pleased to report five have increased in value. Two have remained unchanged and three have lost value.
January
7

Hagerty reviews the most influential auction sales of 2021

Throughout this year of increased sales, it is inevitable that certain vehicles stand out. These are sometimes the most valuable, the rarest or those that indicate an emerging trend in the market, but others are notable just because they are really interesting cars. Here is Hagerty’s selection of 2021’s most influential global classic vehicle sales.
February
1

HAGERTY TO PRODUCE CONCOURS D’LEMONS; FIRST EVENT HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH NEW CARS & COMMUNITY AT THE AMELIA

Building on its purpose to save driving and its focus of preserving and expanding inspiring experiences for automotive enthusiasts, Hagerty, Inc., (NYSE: HGTY) announced a licensing agreement to produce Concours d’Lemons, a motoring festival designed to celebrate the oddball, mundane and unexceptional of the automotive world.
March
4

Hagerty and Gran Turismo 7 Partner to Offer Exciting In-Game Benefits for Car Enthusiasts, Game Players and Hagerty Drivers Club Members

Hagerty announces a global gaming partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Gran Turismo™ 7 available on PS4™ and PS5™ consoles from today.
March
8

Mike Brewer to join Hagerty for Drive it Day run to Bicester Heritage April Scramble

The 2022 Hagerty event season starts with a special 100-car Drive It Day run to the Hagerty sponsored Bicester Heritage Scramble event, taking place on Sunday 24th April, with TV Wheeler Dealer, Mike Brewer.
March
23

Hagerty partners with StarterMotor Charity

Throughout 2022, Hagerty International will be a Principle Sponsor of StarterMotor, a Bicester Heritage based charity, dedicated to enhancing the education experience of students in the maintenance and use of historic, classic, and modern classic vehicles.
March
25

Hagerty launches specialist UK motorsport insurance products

Hagerty International launches its first dedicated UK motorsport insurance products, working in partnership with Gullwing Racing Insurance.
April
13

Hagerty Reports: Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale

The Bonhams Members’ Meeting sale offered a mix of good, solid mid-range classics interspersed with veteran and vintage cars and competition vehicles. This was the first live Members’ Meeting sale for three years and the room was packed with potential buyers holding bidding paddles and bid they did.
April
26

Historic racers line up for the Hagerty Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

On 28th May, Hagerty will bring together an eclectic mix of cars to tackle the historic hillclimb course at Shelsley Walsh. Since 1905 Shelsley Walsh has played host to heroes of motorsport, making it the oldest motor sport event still held on its original course.
May
12

Hagerty partners with 2022 Concours on Savile Row

Hagerty, the automotive lifestyle brand famous for its leading specialist insurance products and multi-platform automotive content, is a proud partner of the 2022 Concours on Savile Row. Taking place on 15th and 16th June, along the central London street famed for bespoke tailoring, entry is free to visitors who wish to view the cars between 10am and 8pm.

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