I’m a Regional Territory Manager with Hagerty, helping to provide drivers with classic car insurance in Connecticut. From a young age I always wanted to work with automobiles. I was born into a family of enthusiasts who taught me that cars are a lot more than just steel, rubber, and oil. I had my first classic at 16, a 1971 Buick Skylark, which taught me patience and strengthened my work ethic. I already had a tremendous love for the automobile, but that car solidified it. Working in the insurance industry prior to my start at Hagerty, I would find myself daydreaming about cars all the time. I made the realization that my dreaming would not stop, and I might as well put it to good use. Hagerty has allowed me to work with cars as I had always wanted, but the real satisfaction comes from working with car people who share the same passion as I do.
The Northeast has a tremendous diversity of automobiles and owners, and has a rich history in the automobile as well. Hartford, CT, certainly did not invent the automobile, but was the birthplace of the automotive industry at the turn of the 20th century, with the likes of The Pope Manufacturing Company, and Locomobile. At almost any given event in the region you will see a wide array of cars and car owners, from Dearborn’s finest, to Stuttgart’s fastest.
Why haven’t you ever seen a Ferrari television commercial before? Because the people who drive Ferraris don’t have time to watch TV."Source unknown
While Hagerty provides some of the best coverage and service in the insurance industry, I feel that what we do outside of the insurance world is equally important. As a young car guy and pre-war car owner, I constantly think about the future of our hobby. Hagerty works tirelessly to support the car community by engaging and educating the next generation of car people about the significance of the automobile in history.
My favorite event of the year would be the Lime Rock Historics Festival. There is nothing quite like seeing a vintage race car being used as originally intended. Most car events I attend, the cars sit beautifully on display as visually-pleasing art. At a vintage race, you have the same beauty, but with smell, speed, and the glorious sound of race cars that refuse to retire.