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Hagerty partners with Great Northern Classics

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at 9:30:00 UTC


Al Suttie

New classic hub teams up with Hagerty

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New classic car hub Great Northern Classics is partnering with Hagerty International.

Hagerty will become the preferred insurance partner of Great Northern Classics and have branded material onsite. There will also be a number of Hagerty Cars and Coffee events held at the Derbyshire site when it opens in the summer of 2023.

Shaun Matthews, founder of Great Northern Classics, said: ‘We are proud to welcome Hagerty as a partner as we work towards our official opening next Summer.'

Great Northern Classics aims to bring together 30 businesses in a classic vehicle hub based in the former Victoria Ironworks in Derby. It will provide a base for 120 jobs, including apprentices. Visitors will be able to see vehicles being restored from the mezzanine level, which will also have a café.

Secure storage will also be available on the premises, and a Phase 2 launch will follow in 2024.

Mark Roper, Managing Director for Hagerty International, said: ‘Hagerty is committed to the preservation of the global enthusiast vehicle industry, ensuring it can be enjoyed by generations to come.

‘The aim of Great Northern Classics, in creating new jobs and apprenticeships, is vital for the longevity of our industry, whilst also providing a brand-new destination for enthusiasts to gather. I am delighted to announce our partnership with this exciting new development for UK car culture and look forward to the official opening in the Summer of next year.’

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