The tradition continues on with Hagerty Dawn Patrol! We'll miss seeing you in person this year for coffee and donuts in Monterey, CA but that won't stop us from celebrating the joy of driving the cars we love. And earning a coveted hat in the process.
Set your alarm for Sunday, 16 August 2020 and take a drive between 6-9 a.m.
Whether this is your 7th hat or your first, with this time honored tradition you'll join the ranks of a magical club of car lovers - and hey, you can always nap later!
Learn more about the history of Hagerty Dawn Patrol here.
On my way to work at the Henry Ford's Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan where I am one of the Historic Vehicle drivers and presenters. Today I'll be driving a 1914 Model T Touring Car for ambiance since we aren't giving guests the experience of an actual Model T ride. My 1937 Ford Tudor Sedan is my usual transportation in nice weather.
Father & son... all different shades of blue!
Son - Neil VanBuren, 1968 Camaro & 1948 Continental
Father - Gary VanBuren, 1977 Corvette
Both are Hagerty customers, of course!
Took the wife for breakfast to local Powdersville SC eatery. I like the top down but it messes with her wavy hair. It's a 67 Royal Plum Corvair with factory power top, 110hp w/PG. Technically the sun wasn't quite up.
Wake at 4:30. Check.
Dress to make your mom proud. Check.
Hagerty sunglasses. Check.
Doughnuts and Coffee. Check.
2020 Virtual Concours d'Elegance Pass and lanyard. Check
Drive at Dawn to beach with someone you love! Check.
After over forty years of wanting to. We had for the first time the ability to attend car week and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2019 because are daughter was stationed at NPS Monterey. We were on the field at 6:00AM Sunday morning to see the cars roll in last year for the Dawn Patrol, but unfortunately didn’t score a sweet hat. Maybe this year we’ll get one and maybe even two?
Had a blast with the Drive at Dawn today in SWFL. Took my son out, who turns 5 next week, for donuts and coffee (or in his case, hot chocolate) while driving the beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, and Naples. Ended our drive with a cruise on Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41). Hope everyone else has a great morning!
Out for my early AM ride in Lusso-my Ferrari wannabe...of course he’s a three pedal car!...”jonesing” real bad for all things “car week” especially the dawn patrol for the Tour d’elegance and dawn patrol Sunday...really really miss all my friends...stay healthy...until next year...
This is the Daffodil, a 1913 Speedster that was built by members of the SoCal HCCA, in 1985. It was featured on the cover of the Horseless Carriage Gazette, Vol 47. No.4 July-August, 1985. Still running Strong up here in Rideau Ferry, Ont. Canada.