Around 40 car and truck enthusiasts turned out for the Hagerty Collector Car’s Drive Club ride from Orangeville to Innisfil on Wednesday, August 7.
Starting out at MacMaster Buick GMC on Highway 9, just east of Orangeville, the drivers met up for a briefing and a meet and greet in the parking lot before heading out on the open road.
The route took participants up Highway 10, to Hockley Valley Road and to their eventual destination at
Radical Rod’s car restoration in Innisfil for a barbecue.
Hagerty is an insurance company that specialize in insuring cars that are not your typical daily driver.
Vintage, classic, and specialty cars that aren’t on the road every day can take advantage of their special rates.
“We insure all enthusiast automobiles,” explained Andrew Count, who represented Hagerty at the event. “ It doesn’t have to be an antique or classic, it can be anything enthusiasts deem to be collectible. Today is just a cruise. All these people here today are Hagerty members, so they are clients. Today we are thanking them for being members and we’re getting out there and hitting the open road. We emailed all of our members within about a 100 kilometre radius of Orangeville and invited them out. We opened it up to about 40 cars.”
There was a variety of classic and vintage cars and a few newer but rare models in the parking lot as Club members arrived for the ride.
Tony Kuczynski brought his vintage 1963 Corvette Stingray. He bought in in Kelowna B.C. and brought it back to Ontario. The car was mostly restored when he purchased it.
“This was the first year for the Stingray,” he said of his red Corvette. “European sports cars were just starting to come to North America. GM decided to build a sports car. They spent five years developing this car. They created a race car called the Stingray. They used a lot of what they had in the Stingray in this car. Everything works in this car. It’s 300 horsepower V8 with a 4-speed, and it’s all original.”
The previous owner had kept the car in pristine condition driving only 400 miles in they five years he owned it.
After spending a while in the parking lot getting to know each other, the drivers lined up and headed out onto the open road for the drive to Innisfil.
Written by Brian Lockhart