Hagerty Insurance coverage acquires Amelia Island Concours common car or truck celebration

Hagerty Insurance coverage acquires Amelia Island Concours common car or truck celebration

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, just one of the nation’s top rated traditional car or truck activities, has been acquired by The Hagerty Group.

Founded by regional businessman Bill Warner, the occasion will remain managed out of its Southside Jacksonville office environment on Mercury Highway with a modest workers, officials explained.

Warner, who has led the occasion for the previous 26 years, stays on as chairman emeritus.

“When I founded the concourse, I wanted to infuse the quiet, classic concours atmosphere with the electrical power of motorsports,” Warner stated. “We attained that and raised more than $4 million for charity alongside the way. In Hagerty we have a passionate and really qualified staff that will carry these themes to a larger sized audience.”

Hagerty will perform with the concours team to develop the once-a-year event, which noticed an estimated 13,000 fans perspective 240 traditional autos and a lot more on May 25.

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance founder/chairman Bill Warner (right) with veteran race car driver and 2021 honoree Lyn St. James at this year's event.

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“Our objective is to knit the fanatic group alongside one another in a way that supports and safeguards the potential of automobile culture,” Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty reported. “Amelia Island is synonymous with concours and motorsports heritage owing to the steadfast attempts of Bill Warner and his crew. We are unbelievably happy to have the possibility to create upon and scale Bill’s eyesight.”