NY Times | "How Car Collecting Powered Through the Pandemic"

February 18, 2021

The New York TImes's Wheels section took a closer look at the recent growth of the collector car hobby and how it has been on a strong growth trajectory. When we speak with our contacts in the parts supplier side they are all busier than ever. Here are a few data points that backs that up:

  • 14% increase in collector vehicle transactions from 2019 to 2020 (Hagerty)
  • 60% increase in total sales on Bring A Trailer to $398M from 2019 to 2020 (BaT)
  • 53% of new insurance quotes were for Gen X and Millennials, signaling the arrival of the next generation of owners

Read Robert Yeager's complete article here: How Car Collecting Powered Through the Pandemic.

latest articles

Diminishing Returns: The History of 16-Cylinder Engines
Typically in automobiles, more is better but 16-cylinders shows that is not always true.
read more
Brooklands — The Lost Birthplace of Motorsports
Brooklands was the first banked track and was the forefather of Indianapolis and Monza, but now has been lost to time.
read more
The Fiat 1100 Engine and the Rise of the 'Etceterinis'
Were it not for the Fiat 1100 engine, an entire generation of handmade Italian race cars known as 'Etceterinis' may never have come to be.
read more