Hagerty Canada

Hagerty began offering collector car insurance in 1991. In the 1980s, owners Frank and Louise Hagerty had noticed there was no insurance coverage for collector and antique boats. They started selling policies for these unique watercraft and within a couple of years they would come to insure 50% of the vintage boats in Canada. Today they still offer classic boat insurance but their other big seller is their classic car insurance.

Classic Auto Insurance From Hagerty

The types of vehicles that qualify for Hagerty’s classic car insurance include limited production vehicles, exotics, street rods, most replicas, low riders, retired commercial vehicles, trucks, trailers, military vehicles, and (in some provinces) antique farm equipment. You can even insure vehicles that are under restoration.

Vehicles That Don’t Qualify

There are a number of vehicles that won’t qualify as collector cars. For example, daily drivers, off-road, campers, commercial-use, racing, motor homes and dune buggies cannot be insured with Hagerty. Some replicas cannot be insured as well, such as the Shelby Cobra Roadster (1963-1967). They also don’t provide insurance for scooters or motorcycles. If you have nitrous components, wheelie casters, parachutes, roll cages, or other street modifications that are typically used for racing, then you will have to try to find insurance elsewhere.

Roadside Assistance

Hagerty Plus Roadside Assistance is available in Canada and the United States. It is the only roadside assistance and flatbed-towing program designed specifically for classic cars. Enrollment in Hagerty Plus also includes free membership to the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA). As one would expect, Hagerty’s Roadside Assistance is available 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. The operators of this roadside assistance program know collector cars, which means you’re vehicle should make it home, safe and sound.

International Insurance

Hagerty offers insurance in a number of countries. They have an auto insurance website in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. They also have a website focused solely on marine insurance in the United States. You can visit their Historic Vehicle Association: http://www.historicvehicle.org.


Over the years, Hagerty has picked up a number of awards including the Better Business Bureau “Best in Business” Award (2003) and the Wall Street Journal “Best Places to Work” Award. The Traverse City Chamber of Commerce even named an award after Hagerty, because the company is known for its positive impact on its employees and community. The award is called the Hagerty Small Business Award.

Hagerty Magazine

Hagerty Insurance also publishes Hagerty Magazine. The quarterly publication has been around since 2006 and it features news, market trends, car show event coverage, advice on vehicle valuation, and a lot more. You can download the magazine for free by visiting the Hagerty Insurance website. A one-year subscription to Hagerty Magazine currently costs $12.00 and can be purchased on the Hagerty website. They have a number of other books for sale including the Hagerty Price Guide, Motoring Journal, and Hagerty’s Classic Car Auction.