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Hagerty plans to have 10 collector car garage and event facilities

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Hagerty has announced a partnership with Collectors’ Car Garage to create a national network of “car hubs” to provide collector car storage and to host events, experiences and various educational and social functions.

Hagerty Garage + Social is the name for the network that opens in the Collectors’ Car Garage facilities already operating in Chicago and Bedford Hills, New York, with a third facility scheduled to open in Miami, Florida, in 2021. 

“This is another big step forward in our mission to expand and preserve car culture for future generations,” McKeel Hagerty, chief executive of Hagerty, is quoted in the announcement. “We want each Hagerty Garage + Social location to become the center of the local car community, along with offering outstanding services for clients.” 

Collectors’ Car Garage was founded 15 years ago by Bob Machinist and is operated by his son, James Machinist, John Belniak and a team of car specialists who currently operate two climate-controlled storage facilities that offer detailing and concierge services. 

“To this mix, Hagerty will add its unique brand of social and experiential events, including bigger and better driving tours, track days, lectures, seminars and more,” according to the news release. 

“Hagerty Garage + Social will do what we’ve always done – make sure our members have the very best collector car experience,” said James Machinist, who becomes vice president of Hagerty Garage + Social. “For instance, in each of our locations we establish working relationships with select restoration shops where we can facilitate any needs our members vehicles need.

“Our goal is to make the ownership experience easy so our members can get the most enjoyment out of their cars and take advantage of events with other members.” 

For more information, visit the Hagerty Garage + Social website.

AACA moves 2020 Grand Nationals

The Antique Automobile Club of America already had postponed its Grand Nationals gathering from July to August 21-22 and now has moved the event location as well, about 2 2/1 hours distant from  Allentown and the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and a Wyndham Hotel venue.

The Wyndham Gettysburg was where the AACA Spring Meet was held in 2018 and, with the neighboring Marriott Courtyard, can accommodate the Grand Nationals and current social distancing requirements.

Meanwhile, a reminder that the AACA Eastern Fall Nationals, scheduled for October 9-10 at Hershey, Pennsylvania, will be a car show-only event with no flea market or car corral.

1939 Hayes-bodied coupes sought

A 1939 Hayes-bodied coupe

Also from the AACA comes a note that midway through the 1939 vehicle production run, Chrysler, DeSoto and Dodge installed 1,000 “semi-custom” club coupe bodies on what became known as the Hayes Body Coupes. 

“After years of searching,, we have only been able to located about a dozen surviving Hayes Body Coupes and their owners,” reports AACA member and Hayes coupe owner Harold Mermel. 

If you own such a car or know of someone who does, Mermel would like to add you to the list he and John Haydon are compiling. You can reach them at or

More winners from Concours Virtual

Concours Virtual has announced winners in three more classes. They are:

Class H: The Outlaws (Modified German Aircooleds) — 1952 Porsche Streamliner

Class I: Poster Cars of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s — 1973 Lamborghini Countach LP400

Class J: 70 Years of Formula 1 — 1962 BMR P578

Intergalactic Fords and MOPARty

Holley will stage its inaugural MOPARty on September 18-20 and, for the second year, its Intergalactic Ford Festival on October 1-4, both at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Events will include an autocross, drag racing, drifting, dyno challenge, “Australian-style” burnout contests, etc., the aftermarket supplier said. 

For details, visit the MOPARty or Ford Fest websites.

Indy Artmobilia postponed

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and officials of Artomobilia have announced the postponement of “Revolante: A Celebration of Revolutionary Automobiles,” which was scheduled for later this month in Carmel, Indiana, but has been postponed until August 29, 2021.

While the car show has been canceled for this year, a “Lemonade 10000” road rally will take place on August 20, 2020 and will travel a 77-mile route from the Clay Terrace mall to three Indiana counties.

Montecito Motor Classic also postponed

Best of Show at Montecito in 2019: Lamborghini Miura S

Also announcing a postponement is Dolores Morelli Johnson, founder of the Montecito Motor Classic, held annually since 2012 in the Santa Barbara, California, area. She added that dates for the event in 2021 will be announced at a later time.

Concorso Italiano supports Jacob’s Heart

Concorso Italiano is staging an auction to raise money for Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support System, offering a Bernard Richards Manufacturing limited-edition timepiece. 

Up for bidding until August 15 is the third of 10 BRM Model W441T watches. For details, visit the auction website.

Fall car-show calendar

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the fall car-show and concours calendar continues to evolve. Here’s the updated schedule, based on official announcements but subject to change, as of August 4, 2020: 

August 7-16 — Carlisle Truck Nationals (7-9) and Import & Performance Nationals (14-16), Street Rod Nationals Southeast (Kentucky), New Hope car show (Pennsylvania),

August 19-20 — London Concours

August 21-23 — Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance (Colorado), Geneva (Illinois) Concours d’Elegance, Street Rod Route 66 Nationals (New Mexico), AACA Grand Nationals (Pennsylvania), Arthritis Foundation car show (Dublin, Ohi0)

August 27-30 — Corvettes at Carlisle, Fountain Valley (California)

September 4-7 (Labor Day weekend) — Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance, Lime Rock Historic Festival, Groesbeck Grand Prix Festival of Motoring (Texas), Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance, Foothills Motoring Festival (Pinehurst, North Carolina), Royal Concours of Elegance (England)

September 11-13 — AAA Glidden Tour (Sarasota Springs, New York), Vail Classic, Wisconsin Dells Automotion

September 18-20 — New York City Concours, LaJolla Concours d’Elegance, Street Rod Nationals Northeast (Vermont), Arizona FuelFest, Balfour Car Show (Denver), Holley MOPARty (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

September 25-27 — Salon Prive (England), Telluride Festival, Ironstone Concours d’Elegance (California), St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance (Maryland), Goodguys Lone Star Nationals (Texas), Catskill Conquest Rally (New York)

October 2-4 — Fall Carlisle, Street Rod Nationals South (Knoxville, Tennessee), Goodguys Del Mar Nationals (California), Jagstravaganza Concours (California), Holley Ford Intergalactic Festival (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

October 9-11 — Zoute Grand Prix and Concours (Belgium), AACA Eastern Fall Nationals (car show only), Chico Concours d’Elegance (California)

October 16-18 — Goodwood Speed Week, Keels & Wheels, Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance (Florida), Mid-American Street Rod Nationals (Missouri)

October 19-23 — AACA Central Divisional Tour (Oklahoma)

October 23-25 — Japanese Classic (Long Beach, California), Charlotte Auto Fair

October 30-November 1 — Copperstate 1000 vintage rally car show, Western Street Rod Nationals (Bakersfield, California), Luftgekuhlt 7 (Durham, North Carolina)

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Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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