Thursday, April 29, 2010

All Italian Car Show 2010

Just over 105 cars attended the annual All Italian car show on April 25 at Triple X Root Beer. Whether you're a Fiat, Pantera, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini or Alfa Romeo fan (to name a few), this was the place to be! Many raffle prizes were given out as well as People's Choice Awards for crowd favorites. With the amazingly sunny weather and hundreds of spectators from all around the NW, it turned out to be quite the perfect Sunday afternoon car show. Hagerty insured Dino!
Mr. Anthony Ray, aka Sir Mix-A-Lot himself! The local celeb nicely posed next to his eye- catching '08 Lamborghini.
Last but not least, two breathtaking Hagerty insureds:

Visit for their 2010 car show schedule.

Vintage Military Vehicles Show

A little sunshine, combined with a lot of rain and wind didn't stop the Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club from having a fun weekend! The club held their Annual Spring Convoy and Vehicle Show at Triple X Root Beer Drive-In in Issaquah, WA on Sat. Apr 24. The club gathered in downtown Redmond to start the day, cruised to Lk Sammamish State Park, then arrived at the Drive-In just before lunchtime. Spectators from around the area came to view the incredible vintage vehicles. After some fun in the...rain, the PSMVCC departed later in the afternoon to head back up to Clearview for a night of camping complete with a bonfire.
For more details on the Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club, visit their website at Get the XXX 2010 Car Show schedule at

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

VCRA Ruffneck Rally

Ponca City, Oklahoma?? Ok, I've never heard of it either until last weekend.

About 29 vintage cars decended on Ponca City last Thursday to take part in the Vintage Car Rally Association's (VCRA) first rally of the year, the Ruffneck Rally. It was an awesome 3 days of spirited competition. For those who aren't familiar with rallies, check out the VCRA's website: . You can also see what futures rallies are coming up in your area!

Here's a piece from their website on why the association was formed:
"The VINTAGE CAR RALLY ASSOCIATION, INC (VCRA) was formed in 2006 with two distinct purposes...
1.To provide a unique forum for antique, vintage and classic car enthusiasts to compete in timed / controlled speed / distance rally competitions, while also testing the endurance levels of both man and machine. This is perhaps the most challenging motor sports event still available to the average “Car Guy”, regardless of level of experience.

2.VCRA founders agreed to enter into this venture on one key condition, it would be a non-profit entity, and all proceeds would be donated to charity. Our charity of choice has been the Autism Society of America and/or Autism Awareness programs in need."

So you get to have fun, compete with other enthusiasts, and know your money's going towards a great cause? Sounds pretty AWESOME to me!

Consider taking part in one of these rallies. It's a blast and best of all.........your insurance covers it......well, at least Hagerty does!

Yes, you can run newer vehicles in this rally. But it's more fun to drive the classics!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The 54th Annual Portland Roadster Show

The 2010 Portland Roadster Show attracted thousands of visitors and did not disappoint! With over 100 entries never before viewed by the public until this weekend, there was quite the vast array of over 300 Customs, Street Rods, Roadsters, Bikes, Trucks, you name it. Whether you came to drool over the beautiful vehicles including the world famous "Roswell Rod", get an autograph from legendary Chip Foose, or meet American Graffiti star Candy Clark in person, there was fun to be had all around at the Oregon Convention Center!

Buffalo Restoration was present with owners Steve and Irene Warren's beautifully restored pickup truck on display! Hagerty insured of course. Visit their website to view the amazing work the shop does:

Another happy Hagerty customer, Dave Stickland (shown above) took home 3rd place in Mild Sport for his gorgeous '64 Corvette Sting Ray!

The lovely Candy Clark to the right of me!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the one and only...Roswell Rod!

As busy as they kept Chip Foose all weekend, he was nice enough to pause at my booth for a quick picture on his lunch break. Thanks Chip!

Check out more photos from the show below:

Do you know youths who are interested in the classic car hobby? Operation Ignite is hosting a Young Designers Contest for youths who would enjoy combining their art skills, personality and creativity into their very own masterpiece - the futuristic design of their favorite collector automobile as it would look if built 50 years from now in 2060! Click on for more information!