27 11 2019

Hagerty’s Christmas Video

It happens to us all: you own a car and fall in love. There are the memories of family trips, the days blasting through country lanes, the hours standing by the side of the road waiting for recovery. The dents and dings – each one has a story. Finally, real life intervenes and you have to sell it, an act you always regret.

Very occasionally, a car will find its way back to its owner. In this video, a car dealer stumbles across the MGA that his father used to own and love. He decides to buy it back, but what happens next is entirely unexpected.

Please enjoy Hagerty’s Christmas video, and we wish you and your cars a safe and happy festive season.

Oh, and keep the tissues handy!

(We’d love to hear the stories of the cars you regret selling in the comments below).

With huge thanks to Petroleum & Co for making the film for Hagerty, plus David Cox from Robert Glover Ltd for starring and providing invaluable support with cars and locations.

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53 reader comments

  • 1
    James Birmingham November 27, 2019 at 4:41pm
    Wow, a true tear jerker! Lovely story. A different route and path for me - having randomly found my Dads UK RHD MGA Twin Cam on eBay, reimported from the US having journeyed from the UK to Barbados to Canada over 53 years of his ownership. He didn’t know my name due to Alzheimers, he passed in August. Cars are SUCH an emotional link to family and childhood. Keep sharing these amazing stories! @MGAlzheimers
  • 2
    Keith Ryall Cardiff December 04, 2019 at 12:36pm
    This video has brought so many memories back to me. In 1965 I bought a new Triumph TR4a as a present to myself after a bitter divorce. I enjoyed the TR for three years then part exchanged it for a TR5 which was a terrible car with so many things wrong with it. I always missed my TR4a and couldn't believe it when in 2014 my son discovered that my old 4a was insured. A long story but my beloved TR4a is now in my classic collection insured by Hagerty!!
  • 3
    Robert Mason Tampa December 04, 2019 at 1:22pm
    So, my first car - in 1986 - was a '61 MGA brought home for Christmas in boxes for me to restore at 15 years old. I restored it and daily drove it until I had to get a reliable car for work and school. I sold it and it went to Germany. Now, for my 50th Birthday a few days ago, my Dad gave me his '57 that is in need of finishing. He can no longer get down and crawl around a car like he used to. It has come full circle from helping him with tools at 5 years old, to restoring my own, to now, and this time it will not be sold.
  • 4
    Burger beard Burger land December 04, 2019 at 3:17pm
    Hey MumboJumbo helped make this! He’s a youtuber and that guy who helped make it.
  • 5
    Emil Ireland December 04, 2019 at 3:33pm
    :P
  • 6
    Elias_G Greece December 04, 2019 at 4:03pm
    The filming director has done an incredable job (mumbo jumbo fanboy)
  • 7
    Mumbo Jumbo England December 04, 2019 at 4:05pm
    Mumbo helped making this. Im fan
  • 8
    Mumbo jumbo fan Aka Filming director Basement? December 04, 2019 at 4:29pm
    Haha this is gonna be packed with Mumbo jumbo sent me he is the filming director and then some Who truly just wanted to feel a bit nostalgic for a moment
  • 9
    Ken F OR December 04, 2019 at 4:45pm
    I'm here cause one of my favorite Youtubers was the camera guy.
  • 10
    Jeff The colonies December 04, 2019 at 4:48pm
    Awesome job Mumbo. Looks great!
  • 11
    Ryan Brown Durban December 04, 2019 at 4:52pm
    Good Job Oli! Great work behind the camera.
  • 12
    Andy Davis December 04, 2019 at 4:58pm
    Greetings from California, Mumbo is the best!
  • 13
    Songdrop Moval December 04, 2019 at 5:24pm
    Oli did such a great job at this as well as everybody else involved!
  • 14
    Coltrane NY USA December 04, 2019 at 5:33pm
    Mumbo sent me
  • 15
    Joshua Wray Derby December 04, 2019 at 5:38pm
    How can this be "a true story" if it ends with "Christmas Eve 2019", which is in the future of when the ad was released? It was a good ad Nonetheless, nice camera work, Mumbo!
  • 16
    Luke Colorado December 04, 2019 at 5:52pm
    Amazing camera work. Mumbo did amazing
  • 17
    Evan Gunderson Atlanta December 04, 2019 at 6:28pm
    For once, mumbo wasnt a spoon.
  • 18
    Herold Vance Tennessee, United States December 04, 2019 at 7:01pm
    Man... the filming director of this must be incredible!
  • 19
    Not saying Unknown December 04, 2019 at 7:56pm
    I like how there are a few comments genuinely nostalgic, and the rest are like OMG THE CAMERA WORK IS SO GOOD!! GOOD JOB MUMBO!!
  • 20
    May London December 04, 2019 at 8:03pm
    That’s a great ad! Well shot and directed with a sweet plot line. Nice job Mumbo Jumbo!
  • 21
    Stim1111 Kathmandu December 04, 2019 at 8:09pm
    Nice
  • 22
    Joseph Hunter Utah, USA December 04, 2019 at 8:14pm
    Who ever the filming director for this was did an amazing job! Absolutely phenomenal. Mumbo Jumbo is the best!
  • 23
    Billy Hsnajaka December 04, 2019 at 8:20pm
    Who ever the film director was for this did a really good job
  • 24
    John Washington, DC December 04, 2019 at 9:37pm
    Man, that's some nice camera work ^_^
  • 25
    L H USA December 04, 2019 at 9:38pm
    Here from Mumbo! Way to go oli!
  • 26
    Lys Hawaii December 04, 2019 at 9:55pm
    Mumbo Jumbo did a really good job with this!
  • 27
    Lachlan Melbourne, Australia December 04, 2019 at 10:19pm
    Very nice work
  • 28
    Nah Tx December 04, 2019 at 10:39pm
    Well hello from Tx Mumbo! Great job, I love the lighting!
  • 29
    Phil Phil December 04, 2019 at 11:20pm
    My buddy Phil likes it
  • 30
    Jack US December 04, 2019 at 11:43pm
    Love all of the different camera angles and lighting!
  • 31
    Zach Lemmon Fayetteville, AR December 04, 2019 at 11:58pm
    Genuinely a beautiful commercial, so well shot. Mumbai sent me over here but honestly everyone who worked on this did a wonderful job! If only I lived in the UK/ owned a classic car. Sadly I currently only own my Toyota Corolla but when I get a classic car this is the sort of love I’d have for it.
  • 32
    SBOYG US December 05, 2019 at 12:36am
    Dang can't believe mumbo made this, this is amazing and really pulls the heart strings
  • 33
    Jock Australia December 05, 2019 at 1:22am
    wow Oliver Brotherhood just wanna say you really have done an amazing job keep it up
  • 34
    Jeffrey South Carolina December 05, 2019 at 2:04am
    MumboJumbo fan here, as the DoP on this, he did a wonderful job, seeing this ad is mostly camera work, I love it. He is amazing at his craft, and he does what he truly loves.
  • 35
    Ranger Minnesota December 05, 2019 at 2:32am
    Great job to the Director off Photography, love what you do Mumbo. Had a great story to, overall a great video.
  • 36
    FE Alaska, USA December 05, 2019 at 2:37am
    Great job Oli! You’re killing the camera game! We are all so proud and happy to support your endeavors! Hopefully this opens more doors for you!
  • 37
    Feyne Fairbanks, Alaska, USA December 05, 2019 at 2:41am
    Great job to Oli (Mumbo Jumbo) and Frederick Jewson on the Camera Work! You guys did amazing! As for Oli, hopefully this opportunity opens more doors for you in 2020. Your fans love and support you!
  • 38
    Charlie N/A December 05, 2019 at 3:22am
    Good job mumbo!
  • 39
    Ur mom Your mom December 05, 2019 at 4:54am
    Sorry but I couldnt help but notice the great filming director, cheers mumbonius jumbonius
  • 40
    steven mars December 05, 2019 at 5:44am
    I love the camera angles and lighting
  • 41
    Cenderbot WizardMC Lol December 05, 2019 at 7:49am
    Great job mumbo
  • 42
    Cedric U.S. December 05, 2019 at 9:46am
    Sent by the man himself Great commercial. Interesting product.
  • 43
    Imbecile Netherlands December 05, 2019 at 12:15pm
    This is what happens when a youtuber with almost 5 million subs says he was part of a commercial xD. Well done though, amazing work!
  • 44
    Vigus Widdicombe-Gasson London December 05, 2019 at 12:54pm
    MumboJumbo sent me. Glad to see him doing stuff like this.
  • 45
    MumboJumboFan Mumboverse December 05, 2019 at 4:03pm
    MumboJumbo, you're amazing!
  • 46
    JT VanDyne Michigan,US December 05, 2019 at 4:47pm
    Love the message, and the car. Also want to congratulate Mumbo Jumbo on a job well done.
  • 47
    Bumbo Sahara Street December 05, 2019 at 6:28pm
    CAMERA WORK WAS AMAZING! GREAT JOB MUMBO JUMBO!!!
  • 48
    Mumbo is the greatest youtuber ever nowhere December 05, 2019 at 9:04pm
    Mumbo, you did an awesome job.
  • 49
    Zakaria The Netherlands December 06, 2019 at 2:56am
    Nice work mumbo as the foto director your good
  • 50
    Emi Mars December 06, 2019 at 5:37am
    Wow, now that's a good ad. My family own a very beautiful cj8, one that is older then me. All of my best childhood memories include this Jeep, all of the trips my family went on. We tried selling it a few years ago, because we were in a pretty bad financial situation, and I was so sad to realize I won't get to drive it myself. Fortunately we didn't find a buyer and I'm about to start learning for my driver's license. I just can't let go of this car. It's a part of my family's history. All of my childhood is in this car.
  • 51
    Wesley Sausage Land! December 06, 2019 at 2:10pm
    Wow Mumbo, you did a really good job. I've only seen two of your films before, Grian: The Cat Whisperer and The Silver Surfer, and your filming skills have improved by an alarming amout since then. Keep up the good work! - mosschopsful, known on Scratch as MossW
  • 52
    Chav Birmingham December 06, 2019 at 3:09pm
    Great work on this piece. Beautiful filming work
  • 53
    Anders Sweden December 07, 2019 at 1:10am
    Got all teary eyes! Absolutely perfect video:D