Hagerty Disinfection

How to disinfect your car without destroying its interior

Before you attack leather seats with Lysol wipes or start bleaching your dash, take 15 minutes and watch the following video. With minimal expense and some careful thought, you can make a difference in the spread of COVID-19. Click here to watch the guide from Hagerty’s Drivers Club.

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Hagerty’s Nigel Matthews presents automotive manufacturer Intermeccanica May 27, 2020

Hagerty’s own esteemed concours judge and Global Brand Ambassador, Nigel Matthews, invites you to an online presentation of the automobile manufacturer Intermeccanica. Founded in Torino, Italy, in 1959 by Frank Reisner Intermeccanica is still in business today located in New Westminster, British Columbia.  Nigel will take you on a tour of the company’s beginning andRead Full Story

Nike's Volkswagen ID. BUZZ CARGO. Photo courtesy Volkswagen.

Big brands that began with a small Volkswagen

Many successful companies trace their heritage to a small business that started as a passion project. Surprisingly, some of these now-famous companies credit a Volkswagen model as a key player in the early days of their business. Domino’s Delivery Beetle Brothers Tom and James Monaghan founded Domino’s Pizza in 1960 when they bought a smallRead Full Story

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Bugatti’s milestone in automotive history

Exactly 15 years ago, Bugatti was the first series manufacturer to achieve a record of 407 km/h (253 mph) with a series production car (the Veyron 16.4), which still stands today. The French luxury manufacturer of hyper sports cars had achieved one of the development goals that it had set for itself, something that theRead Full Story

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Ferrari Portofino: the grand tourer

By Steve Blake The Ferrari Portofino has at times been misaligned as an “entry-level” Ferrari. This term was coined simply because the car has the lowest price point in the Ferrari line. I would say the Portofino is so much more than an entry-level car and more of a Grand Tourer that would compliment anRead Full Story

Petersen Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum streams Vault tours during closure

For enthusiasts looking for digital entertainment while practicing social distancing, the Petersen Automotive Museum is streaming Vault tours during its temporary closure. Led by Collection Manager Dana Williamson, the hour-long digital tour provides rare access to never-before-seen race cars, movie cars and culturally significant vehicles from the Vault presented by Hagerty. Online Vault tours costRead Full Story

F1

Celebrating 70 years of F1 with the sport’s Champions

In Formula One: The Champions—70 Years of Legendary F1 Drivers author Maurice Hamilton and award-winning photographers Bernard and son Paul-Henri Cahier have produced a 240-page hard cover book that pays tribute to the great F1 champions of the modern era. To attain the title of F1 World Driver’s Champion is considered the pinnacle achievement inRead Full Story

Austin A40 Somerset

Austins overboard in Vancouver Harbour!

Beginning in 1932, Vancouver-based Fred Deeley Motors was the distributor for Austin cars in the province of British Columbia. In the late 1940s, when Austin was about to release its brand-new Devon A40 equipped with an economical 1200cc four-cylinder overhead valve engine coupled to a four-speed transmission, Deeley convinced the manufacturer to build a left-hand-driveRead Full Story

Alfa Romeo Logo

Alfa Romeo unveils it 110th anniversary logo

The Alfa Romeo brand is debuting a new logo to celebrate its 110th anniversary. Born on June 24 of 1910 in Milan, Italy, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish, powerful and exclusive cars in automotive history. To recognize this 110-year tradition, the new design keeps the classic “Biscione” or heraldicRead Full Story

Isle of Mann TT

New TT 2 Isle of Man Gameplay video

Bigben and KT Racing have released a new gameplay video for TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2. More immersive and realistic than ever, the motorcycle racing simulation TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 offers fans of motorcycle racing an unprecedented experience. Created in 1907, the TT isRead Full Story

Derek Bell standing beside the famed Coupe Napoleon at Pebble Beach in 1985.

Bugatti: a work of art

British car owner and Vancouver ABFM attendee Derek Bell stumbled upon a video about the history of the famed Bugatti Coupe Napoleon on YouTube. The video deals with the history of the Bugatti Family and the six massive Type 41’s that were made. In 1985, Bell and a friend attended the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.Read Full Story