TORONTO, ON // FEBRUARY 7, 2017 • Everyone wants to protect the things they love. And that can be especially true when it comes to classic car collectors. Unfortunately, no matter how cautious, careful or conscientious a car owner may be, things can go wrong.
It’s during those times when Jason Wilson and the staff of Vintage Auto Insurance step up to provide peace of mind during a stressful situation.
“There’s always some trepidation for the customers when they contact us to make a claim. They’d much rather have their car whole than be forced to deal with insurance,” explained Wilson. “Our concern at Vintage Auto Insurance is for the customer’s satisfaction. I want the same thing for them that I’d want for myself.”
Based in the town of Lindsay in the heart of Central Ontario’s Kawartha Lakes district, Vintage Auto Insurance gears its automotive coverage specifically towards antique, classic, hot rod and custom cars 25 years of age and older. One of only a small handful of companies catering to the collector car enthusiast, the people of Vintage Auto Insurance recognize the individuality of each vehicle they insure, and work to create a policy to suit every client’s specific requirements.
Returning to the 2017 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers, running in Toronto’s International Centre from March 10 to 12, Vintage Auto Insurance will take advantage of this annual gathering of like-minded car hobbyists to connect with potential customers in order to discuss policy options.
“The Motorama show is a great way for us to combine business with pleasure,” noted Wilson. “We will be able to raise the profile of our company and discuss insurance needs with potential customers. And then we can take a break and talk all manner of cars and hot rods with fellow enthusiasts.”
Another component of Vintage’s involvement at Motorama is that it will be crowning the Grand Champion of its 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series, at the show.
Drawing entrants from car shows throughout Ontario, the Championship Series’ grand finale will see the Sweet 16 narrowed down to the fan-voted four semi-finalists in the Antique, Classic, Custom and Hot Rod categories. The Grand Champion, to be announced on Sunday (March 12) afternoon, will receive a cheque for $5,000 with the runner-up rewarded with a $2,000 prize.
“When we created the Vintage Auto Championship Series, it was our way to give back to the hobby,” continued Wilson. “In on-line voting last year, we received almost 1.25 million hits. We have even loftier projections for this year’s championship.”
Visitors to Motorama will have the opportunity to view the majority of the vehicles that qualified for the 2016 Championship Series. In addition to the two vehicles still eligible for the $5,000 first prize being located in the Vintage booth, another eight to ten of the ‘qualifier’ vehicles that were part of the 2016 Championship Series ‘ladder’ will be on display in a large grouping, across the aisle from the Vintage Auto Insurance booth.
Last year’s tournament Grand Champion, Mike Livia, will be present for the crowning of the new champion, as will his beautiful 1936 Ford pickup known as ‘Copperhead.’
Concluded Wilson, “For Vintage Auto Insurance, the Motorama show is where one season ends and another begins. Crowning the Grand Champion will wrap up the 2016 competition, while, at the same time, the show will get people thinking about the upcoming year. Either way, it will be an exciting weekend for Vintage Auto Insurance.”
ABOUT VINTAGE AUTO INSURANCE: From its head office in Lindsay, ON, Vintage Auto Insurance has built a successful business catering to the needs of the Antique, Classis, Custom and Hot Rod enthusiast. With policies tailored to meet specific requirements, Vintage Auto Insurance can provide coverage to individual collectors, car clubs and organized events. For further information regarding insurance programmes, or to vote for your favourite entrant in the Championship Series, the V.A.I. website is located at www.vintageautoinsurance.ca. To speak with an insurance representative, you can call them directly (705) 324-6260 or (855) 653-7433.
ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The third annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers takes place March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The show features more than 300,000 square feet of custom cars, hot rods, racing vehicles of all kinds, tuners, displays and exhibitors. Motorama is Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including tickets, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, email info@MotoramaShow.com or visit www.MotoramaShow.com.
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