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Hagerty Sidedrafts brings you the greatest automotive stories from past and present from classic car insights and collector market news to interviews with leading experts and profiles of the most interesting icons. Does Cuba hold hidden Ferraris? Who is the Father of the Corvette? And Is the Corvair a death machine? Automotive journalists, Larry Webster and Aaron Robinson, explore theses and other compelling car stories. For more deep dives, visit https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos.
 
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Can the collector car market survive the pandemic? Many traditional auction houses are pivoting to online sales in an effort to do just that and with mixed results. Hagerty Insider’s Manager Editor, David Zenlea, sits down with Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions at RM Sotheby's, to discuss their move to digital, the lessons learned, and what to exp…
 
Bob Boniface is the Global Director of Buick Exterior Design and a designer with grease under his fingernails. After a quick stint in finance, he packed up his Alfa Romeo headed to Detroit's College for Creative Studies. Since then, his talent and eye have shaped many of the sharpest cars from the Motor City. Boniface will tell us about the challen…
 
In this episode, we speak with automotive artist, Kelly Telfer, who has spent a lifetime capturing the cars that bring our imaginations to life. As the official artist for the Werks Reunion Monterey and Amelia Island events, he creates motorsports original paintings, fine art prints, and more.
 
Jens Sverdrup joins us to talk about the engineering, performance, and commercial strategy of the new state-of-the-art 21C hypercar from Czinger Vehicles, built in Los Angeles, California. We’ll get the details on the in-house developed 1,250 horsepower hybrid powertrain, the insane performance numbers - think 0-248-0 mph in less than 30 seconds, a…
 
Unique, one-of-a-kind, different, and just plain weird. Whatever your choice of adjective, there are some cars out there that are well…out there. Join Oddball car collector and Great Racer, Jerome Reinan, and Brad Phillips, as we take you down the topsy-turvy path of our favorite oddball cars. Who knows? You might leave with some newly acquired tas…
 
We can all recall a moment when we fell in love with a car on the big screen. Maybe it was the iconic chase scene in Bullitt or the Ferris Bueller Ferrari, whatever the inspiration, we will attempt to capture some of our favorites. Contributing Editors, Colin Comer and, Brad Phillips, go to the movies and revisit the cars that stole the scenes.…
 
Wayne Carini, the host of Chasing Classic Cars and Hagerty Columnist, has spent a lifetime buying, selling, driving, and restoring some of the most valuable cars in the world. He's also a frequent judge and is a major player in the Greenwich Concours. In this discussion, we'll hear Wayne explain why the role of judging is so vital to historical pre…
 
Dan Sandberg is President and CEO of Brembo North America, Inc., a global firm specializing in the design, development, and manufacture of high performance and luxury brakes and other performance products. Since 2019, Sandberg has also produced and hosted “Brembo Red,” a high-performance podcast featuring interviews with automotive executives, cele…
 
A true gearhead, Art Cervantes, is the CEO and Co-Founder of RADwood plus the Director of Partnerships for Driving While Awesome. He has owned over 60 cars through the years, can throw down during a JDM discussion, and knows a thing or two about wrenching. We sit down with Cervantes to discuss how he has kept the car passion alive during quarantine…
 
Before taking the reins at the International Motorsports Association, John Doonan built Mazda's motorsports program from the grassroots level to racing at Le Mans. No one understands the relationship between car manufacturers and racing better, making Doonan the ideal individual to discuss why racing still matters.…
 
How many of us know someone with a long-dormant project car sitting under the garage flotsam? Rob Siegel and host, Larry Webster, are both well versed in the fun, learning, and challenges of a project car. In this episode, we'll share war stories and tips for making sure those projects get back on the road.…
 
For 10 years, a boutique design house from Southern California has defined its own relentless pursuit of excellence through the enhancement and optimization of the air-cooled Porsche 911. In this livestream, we’ll speak with Singer Vehicle Design Founder and Executive Chairman, Rob Dickinson, on why everything is important to the Singer brand and t…
 
With over 100,000 driving miles logged, Brad Phillips is our resident expert in tours, rallies, and other shenanigans using your vintage car. Join Brad and Ramsey Potts, Automotive Specialist at RM Sotheby's, as they discuss the joys, trials, and tribulations that they have experienced on the road, plus get tips on how you can get in on the fun.…
 
Ahead of the spring release of our Hagerty Price Guide, we sit down with the experts to see what’s in store for summer. Join Dave Kinney, publisher of the Hagerty Price Guide and Associate Editor of the Hagerty Price Guide, Greg Ingold as they discuss the current state of the collector car market and what it means for you.…
 
The Ford GT40 was the car that beat Ferrari in the1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Four decades after that win, the company resurrected the storied machine with an all new Ford GT to commemorate Ford's 100th anniversary. Chris Theodore was Ford’s VP of Product Engineering during this time and the man in charge of designing an all-new car that captured the…
 
"Literally, he opened this trunk and saw his life set before him," says Hagerty West Coast Editor at Large, Aaron Robinson, in this fascinating episode about Brian Blain of the Blain Motorsports Foundation--home to a remarkable collection of pre-World War One racing cars in Visalia, California. The trunk that Aaron tells us about was full of mement…
 
Our guest is former championship driver, successful track owner, and philanthropist, Skip Barber— a well-known personality in the sports car world. For this edition of “Sidedrafts”, host Larry Webster traveled to Lime Rock Park, the challenging track in Northwest Connecticut that Skip has owned for 35 years. “Every time I come here, I’m blown away …
 
Mike Joy is the lead race announcer for FOX NASCAR along with expert analysts and former champions Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon. Mike brings 48 years of motor sports experience to the booth. Prior to joining Fox in 2001, he anchored CBS sports coverage of the Daytona 500 and was previously a TV pit reporter and radio race announcer. In this epis…
 
Do you love hot rods, vintage cars and going really fast? In this episode, Larry Webster, Editor-in-Chief at Hagerty Magazine, talks about all three with Mark Stielow. An engineer and manager at General Motors, Mark has been called the "Godfather" of the Pro-Touring movement, and he still builds cars out of his garage. "To me, a pro-touring car is …
 
"For me, French automobiles of the 1920's and 1930's represent the pinnacle of 20th century art and design," says businessman, philanthropist and avid car collector Peter Mullin. They have "beautiful, sculptural bodies designed to cheat the wind and be aerodynamic." Hagerty Magazine's Aaron Robinson, spoke with Peter at the Mullin Automotive Museum…
 
One day as a teenager in 1957, John Morton's dad took him to see his first sports car race at Road America in Wisconsin. It was a life-changing event. He knew that he was going to be a racing driver. "It made such an impression on me on that day I remember thinking this is what I'm doing," John told Hagerty Sidedrafts. "I didn't have a plan. I just…
 
In the early eighties, the Audi 5000 was the must-have German sedan. Then some owners reported that the car had a mind of its own, accelerating wildly out of control with the driver powerless to stop it. Then 60 Minutes ran a segment that featured a rigged Audi accelerating without the driver pressing the gas. Our guest is Tom McDonald, who was Aud…
 
For over 50 years, rumors of an exotic mid-engine Corvette have swirled among enthusiasts—only to be proven false time and time again. Those hopes, however, will finally be realized in 2019 when the next Corvette debuts with the engine behind the driver instead of in front. At least that’s what automotive journalist and industry sleuth Don Sherman …
 
Autonomous cars are coming, but what does that mean for those who love driving? And what do we know about the upcoming transportation revolution? To discuss the topic, Hagerty held a forum at the Penske museum in Scottsdale Arizona. The panelists included auto-industry veteran Bob Lutz, aficionado Wayne Carini, and entrepreneur McKeel Hagerty who a…
 
Northern California classic car dealer, restorer, and racer Bruce Canepa has a rep for trading in the big guns. Visit his shop and museum in Scotts Valley, California on any given day and you’ll likely find a few Porsche 917s and 959s, plus a real Ford GT40, several 427 Cobras, and exotics from all the historic brands. Canepa tells us his philosoph…
 
In late 1959, Chevrolet debuted the Corvair, a family of cars with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. It was the most unconventional car to ever come out of Detroit. It was also, according to Ralph Nadar, the most dangerous. The ensuing battle between Nadar and GM is now firmly in the rearview mirror and on this episode, we discuss the controversy w…
 
The Ford GT40 looms massively in Ford’s psyche. It was, after all, the Ford that beat Ferrari in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Four decades after that win, the company resurrected the storied machine with an all new Ford GT to commemorated Ford's 100th anniversary. Chris Theodore was Ford’s VP of Product Engineering during this time and the man tas…
 
Sam Posey raced with the greats—Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, and Mario Andretti to name a few—and had a front-row seat during racing’s golden era. Along the way he notched his own triumphs before applying his creativity to writing, painting, and the broadcast booth. A man of many passions, we talked with Posey at his beautiful painting studio in Sha…
 
History has largely forgotten one of America's most influential motorcars, the 1932 Graham Blue Streak. Designed by Amos Northup, the Blue Streak pioneered numerous features including a low-slung frame and aerodynamic body. The Graham was one of the most copied cars of the 1930s, but is largely a footnote today. The President of the Historic Vehicl…
 
In their new book, Cuba’s Car Culture, vintage-car hunters Tom Cotter and Bill Warner traveled to the island nation to find out what decades of Castro rule have done to that country’s cars. The pair returned with fascinating tales of fifties-era American cars still roaming the streets, ever resourceful home mechanics, and rumors of hidden Grand-Pri…
 
If it wasn’t for Zora Duntov, the Chevrolet Corvette would probably have been just a footnote in GM’s history. But immediately after joining GM in 1953, Duntov bulldogged a series of changes through the GM bureaucracy that made the Corvette a legitimate sports car. Jerry Burton, author of Zora Arkus-Duntov—The Man Behind Corvette, joins us to expla…
 
Writer and artist Ben Hamper spent nearly a decade in a General Motors auto factory before publishing his brilliant memoir Rivethead in 1991. Hamper’s depiction of the assembly line drudgery and the endless fight with the clock is entertaining, maddening, and at times tragic. It’s a must read for any gearhead and in this episode Hamper reveals the …
 
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