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Episode 61 - McKeel Hagerty, Hagerty Group,

and The Next Generation of Car Collectors

Robert Ross is joined (virtually) by McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Group, for a wide-ranging conversation discussing the initiatives being created by the company to spark a love of classic cars in the next generation, the future of car collecting, and the importance of preserving the stories behind cars.

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After some introductory banter, Robert dives into what Hagerty Insurance does (2:22). Then, McKeel shares a story of how he realized he should take his company to the next level by introducing initiatives for the next generation of car collectors (5:01). Then McKeel shares the different ways that children can interact with cars--ways no generation has been able to experience it before (12:49). Then Robert takes a moment to discuss the magazine produced by Hagerty and its unique approach car reporting (14:17).

Then, Robert asks McKeel to explain what he is firsthand witnessing with the next generation of car collectors (22:14), the purpose of vintage car-sharing (25:41), and Hagerty's involvement in larger-profile car events (28:28). Lastly, McKeel shares what cars are sparking enthusiasm in the current group of car collectors (37:59), predicts how electric vehicles will affect collectible cars (40:22), and shares some personal stories behind his most favorite vehicles that he's ever owned (43:26).

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