Remembering Frank Hagerty
Life-long car guy and co-founder of Hagerty Insurance, Frank Hagerty passed away on March 18th surrounded by his family. He was 79.
He originally had plans to become a northern Michigan cherry farmer, but ended up transforming the specialty insurance market for vintage wooden boats and classic cars.
Together with his wife Louise, Frank Hagerty co-founded the company that bore his last name in 1984. Hagerty Insurance started in the couple’s basement in Traverse City, Michigan, and grew to become what is now the largest insurance agency for collector boats and cars in the United States.
Since the news of his passing, Road & Track, Hemmings and Old Cars Weekly are just a few of the media outlets having paid tribute to Hagerty’s amazing life, his passion for old boats and cars along with his incredible contributions to the world of collector cars. An unforgettable character and founding supporter of the HVA, Hagerty's love of and passion for the automobile will be greatly missed.