9 February 2016


Silverstone, UK, Feb 9, 2016. Hagerty International, the classic car insurance specialist, has announced the launch of their live classic car Valuation Arena on 24th April 2016 (Drive it Day) at Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble event. The Valuation Arena is supported by H&H Classic Auctions, Classic Cars magazine and the online classified site ClassicCarsForSale.co.uk.

Hagerty’s live Arena will provide owners of classic cars the chance to have their vehicle inspected and photographed by a small team of classic car valuation experts. Each owner will then be presented with a unique Valuation Certificate describing the car and providing a statement of the value of the car at that time.

Angus Forsyth, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said: "We acknowledge that classic car values are an ever-growing part of classic ownership. Many owners would like the chance to understand the true value of their classic and our team of experts from Hagerty, Classic Cars and H&H will provide consistent, knowledgeable and informative advice."

"We have seen that, in recent years, classic car values have increased dramatically, so it is crucial that cars are properly valued and, therefore, properly insured" continued Forsyth. "We are delighted to host our Valuation Arena at Bicester Heritage and will be returning with the Arena at all the Sunday Scrambles in 2016."

"Hagerty’s Valuation Arena team will look to complete individual vehicle valuations within 15 minutes" said John Mayhead, Hagerty’s Online Editor who is responsible for the Hagerty Price Guide. "We understand that history and provenance can make a huge difference to value, so we encourage all participants to bring as much information on their car as possible for the valuation team to review".

Phil Bell, editor of Classic Cars magazine said "we are delighted to be partnering with Hagerty in this exciting new venture. People often talk and read about classic car values, so we are hopeful that this live valuation event will prove a popular addition to Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble."

"Not only will this provide some good additional content for the event," adds Nick Delaney, business development manager at H&H Classic Auctions, "but we hope it will also assist people into achieving the right price if they are thinking of buying or selling their classic."

Entry into Hagerty’s Valuation Arena is only available to people attending Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble. The Valuation will cost £15, all of which will go charity, and will include a certificate and goody bag of classic extras from all participating partners. Go to http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/event/sunday-scramble-tickets to book your tickets for Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble and add your valuation as soon as possible as spaces are limited.