TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (August 3, 2011) – Hagerty, the world’s leading insurer of classic cars, recently held a contest to find America’s best off-the-wall car. Owners of unusual vehicles submitted photos of their car and a brief description of why it deserved to win Hagerty’s ‘Search For America’s Sweetest LeMon’ contest. The top ten candidates were posted for public vote on Hagerty.com with the winner receiving an all-expense-paid trip to the 2011 Concours d’LeMons. The 1975 AMC Pacer, owned by Harris Goodkind of Johns Creek, GA ended up the victor after receiving nearly 17,000 unique votes.
Mr. Goodkind and his Pacer will lead the Friday night tour and be featured prominently during Saturday’s Concours held at the Seaside City Hall in Seaside, CA on August 20.
“The classic car community is about fun and each person’s passion so we feel these cars and their owners deserve to be celebrated,” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance. “The Concours d’LeMons is a chance for us to celebrate the often overlooked cars that have their own cult-like following.”
Now in its third year, the LeMons event was created as a counterpoint to the popular, but more prestigious, automotive events that make up “Monterey Classic Car Week” in Northern California every August. The show highlights unusual and quirky cars and takes a whimsical approach to the selection of show vehicles and judging process.
Hagerty is the world’s leading insurance agency for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for classic cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.