As Hagerty's Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist, Matthew engages with clients online as well as keeping up with the ever changing climate of social media.
How did you get involved with collector cars?
I grew up with great automotive TV shows and movies, like Magnum PI, Knight Rider, Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. I began my auto career in automotive electronics and custom car audio, and I went to college for automotive mechanics. I really love how you can see the evolution of engineering while looking at different classic cars.
What's your dream car?
Shooting from the hip: the 1990 Mercedes Benz 190e Evolution II (street version).
If you were a car, what car would you be?
Jeep Wrangler. I'm fun but not too fun, a little unstable at high speeds, but still very reliable and versatile.
The most obvious problem is often the most likely. Start with the easiest potential solution and work your way down."
Why are cars important?
Cars give us freedom. Freedom to travel where we want, express ourselves the way we want, and the ability to push the boundaries. We can make them faster, handle better or just look cooler.