As Hagerty's PR manager, Jonathan approaches everything from a "car guy" standpoint. Whether it's researching cars for a project or making sure the company's decisions resonate with other car enthusiasts, he relies heavily on his background and passion in classic cars.
What's your dream car?
If I had to choose one, it would be a mid 1930s Packard Roadster with a V12. I love the elegant lines and the V12 is one of the smoothest and quietest engines you'll ever experience. It's a real testament to American engineering.
How have cars affected your relationships?
Cars come first, relationships second. All joking aside, some of the greatest people I know are in the automotive industry. I truly believe that cars are the greatest equalizer. Wealth, status, popularity and background mean very little to car enthusiasts; the only thing that matters is the shared passion for interesting cars.
When it comes to old cars, there's a direct correlation between how much you take care of them and how they perform."
What have cars taught you about life?
If you take care of it, it will take care of you. When it comes to old cars, there's a direct correlation between how much you take care of them and how they perform. If you neglect them, they'll let you know.
Don't over think it. ALWAYS start with the simplest solution first. Period. It's easy to read into an issue and convince yourself the problem is more severe that it really is.
It's OK to slow down and enjoy the ride. The world is a much bigger place at 50 MPH than 75MPH on the freeway. Many people jump to the conclusion that slower speeds are a waste of time. I argue that getting off the interstate and onto back country roads that take you to random small towns with locally owned businesses make for a much more enjoyable trip.