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Jeff
Hagerty Employee

How to score a sweet Dawn Patrol hat without flying to Monterey

“I can sleep when I’m dead.” It’s the humorous battle cry coined by those who rise and shine before the sun and get stuff done. It’s also the mentality required to set your alarm for 4 a.m., brave the cool morning breeze at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and watch some of the world’s greatest automobiles arrive at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance each year. It isn’t as crazy as cutting a hole through the ice of a frozen lake and joining the slightly odd dunkers in the Polar Bear Club, but it’s a stretch for many car enthusiasts. So, beyond the awesome cars, what is your reward for becoming a hearty member of the Hagerty Dawn Patrol? Donuts. Coffee. And, as anyone who has ever participated can attest, the cerise sur le sundae is an exclusive Dawn Patrol hat, which proclaims to the world that you’re no ordinary car lover.

 

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https://www.hagerty.com/media/events/how-to-score-a-sweet-dawn-patrol-hat-without-flying-to-monterey...

51 REPLIES 51
Grace
Hagerty Employee

finally, my sun-faded volvo's first chance to interact with concours culture! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

200mph
Passenger

A great idea!  Make mine blue, please!

Mike Joy

GAG53
Passenger

Great coverage for your Antique, classic, vintage cars including race day coverage.  Call us for a quote.

Andyreid3
Passenger

I'm in. Look for an Isolation Island Concours sticker on the car. 🙂

EastBayJay
Pit Crew

Alright @Andyreid3 Where's your dawn Patrol picture? 🙂

Jthomas
Passenger

I'm in. Look for a American Tri Five Association sticker on my ride.

MINT2000
Passenger

Are Canadians allowed to enter ? 

lionheartt37
Passenger

Bob...  here  motorcycle OK ??  Black for me...

wjb44
Passenger

We do a car  show every Sunday (C&C) so it will be more.

wjb44
Passenger

Thanks, if you live in the Oak Park, IL area your Welcome to come visit ao join us any Sunday, weather permitting. We meet from 0830 til 1030 (or so) on North BLVD between Marion and Forest.
jtf
Passenger

We are in,see you at 7 AM on the east coast.

Jfingbond007
Pit Crew

My alarm is set for the 16th. Planning a trip thru the Starbucks drive thru on historic Route 66 in St.Louis.

BillMcG
Passenger

Spot-on! Porsche 4S Roadster!

EGregg
Passenger

I will waking the neighbors with my 69 Chevelle convertible that morning

EGregg

Tinkerah
Technician

My neighbors are used to mine (69 Camaro convertible with 3" exhaust and gear drive so I can never say it wasn't me) but I'll try to get out of the driveway and up the street without warming it up 🙂

Gmodica123
Passenger

I would love a hat!!!

srdvette
New Driver

What a great idea. I will be up at dawn with my all original unrestored 1968 L79 Corvette cruising the empty streets and waking the neighbors. Would love a hat! This should be an annual event. Could you please send a blue hat to coordinate with the original Lemans blue paint on the car?

rcasey56
New Driver

Its not like I need a reason to get out early for a Sunday morning ride with the T tops out in my 86 300ZX but this will certainly add to it!
Rons350R
New Driver

I’ll be waking the neighbors at 6am with my 2020 Shelby GT350R HERITAGE EDITION. It’s louder than h#*l when first started in the morning.

Mchilese
Pit Crew

My Jaguar XF-R will be prowling and growling near there this weekend!

Miatamanic
Passenger

A great piece of SWAG. I’ll be on the early 8/16

MidgetMG
New Driver

I'm looking forward to an early morning drive to Krispy Kreme. also in my 65 MG Midget.

 

68AMX
New Driver

I would wear my Krispy Kreme hat until I get a Drive at Dawn hat.

MidgetMG
New Driver

I'm looking forward to an early morning drive to Krispy Kreme, in my 65 MG Midget.

 

 

Andys-doghouse
Passenger

Sure, I'm in. I can't think of a better way to start my day. Even though my Fargo is not complete, I can still take it for a run. Yea, Jump in my Fargo and go for a cruise. 

stew5Y
Pit Crew

im in, lets go guys and be safe. 

wpennington2
New Driver

Beautiful morning to drive my 1962 Porsche 356S Coupe, 70 degrees and sunny. Owned for 30yrs. and love a good morning drive on the backroads here in Indiana.

BDalt
New Driver

Come on Sunday!  Lookin' forward to joining the Dawn Patrol. Not sure what country road I'll travel or how far I'll drive but getting on the road and out of the house is going to be worth every mile.🕕🚘🕘

slckiwi
New Driver

Jaguar XK8. Destination: Big Mountain Pass in Utah
Mark98
New Driver

I will be up and have my 1998 Black, Convertible Corvette, buffed and ready to tour the beautiful back highways of Vermont. You would not believe how much new blacktop is in northern Vermont. Makes for some awesome cruising! Everybody enjoy, have a great day and stay safe!!

joebetsy6
Intermediate Driver

I am with my 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk  

Pethoward
New Driver

I’m in

Denny
Passenger

Was unable to post pictures. 

Davek1946
Passenger

My 1965 Corvair Monza Convertable

Blkparker32
New Driver

Wish I could get a hat went out and took a picture no way of putting it on here big joke

DaytonaRick
New Driver

Like Pebble Beach this year, I had to cancel my Dawn Patrol cruise , due to new sidewalks being ripped up in front of my property. But, I will return next year (my 30th).

 

Daytona Rick

Dombird1372
Passenger

Trying to submit a photo of my car after drive at dawn. Took a in country at about 8:00am.

OPX
Passenger

Raining here this am - drove down the parkway to Mt. Vernon - 993 in fine shape.  Great view, but couldn't get my images to load.... Thanks!

 

70Pontiac
New Driver

I’m a first timer, I love I can share in the event from where I am. In PA its scheduled to rain but I’ve precautious. I have a 70 Pontiac lemans sport that I absolutely love to drive it gets so much attention. People ask about the color and age old question what’s under the hood.

Bmurphy866
New Driver

Fun activity! It sparked me to get out of the house early, meet fam and friends (social distancing of course) and have coffee. Can’t wait to see what response I get wearing the hat! Thanks

jtr
New Driver

Was out cruising in my 1978 FJ40. Send me a hat!!!

wayne-brown
Navigator

I Could Not Get My 76 Nova SS picture on your Ride At Dawn Sunday Morning site.

Wayne Brown

Sajeev
Community Manager

Hello Wayne, thank you for bringing your issue to my attention, I will be adding you to our list and someone will be emailing you soon!  You will receive an email from someone at Hagerty and we will get you a hat shortly afterwards!

markathy2
Passenger

We launched the Elise from our apple orchard for a early drive including church before back to the farm.  I'm more vintage than most of our cars and haven't figured out how to attach photos! 

bblhed
Advanced Driver

I more than enjoyed this event and so did my daughter. Perhaps in years to come this could happen again as a virtual event for those that can't make it is California with mini gatherings all over America. Those that are on the Green get regular hats, and those not on the green get hats that are marked and Virtual Dawn Patrol.

 

Lets get more of these cars out and into the public eye.

96c4corvette
Pit Crew

has anyone got there hat yet just wondering

Sajeev
Community Manager

Several people have reached out to thank us, so I know they are coming.  Hang tight, we are mailing them out as fast as we can! 

Impala1966ss
Passenger

i sent a photo of my 1966 impala ss conv that moring and never heard from anyone at hagerty but i did get alot of likes from other members thank you for concern

swm12
New Driver

Here it is 12-28-20 and I haven't heard anything on my Drive hat. It was a nice drive at 7 am.