Hagerty Launches 'The Barn Find Hunter' Series, Presented By Shell And Quaker State

Barn finds continue to be one of the hottest trends in the classic car market

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –  March 23, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  “The Barn Find Hunter” is a 10-episode Web series airing on Hagerty’s YouTube Channel (Barn Find Hunter- Episode 1) featuring The Cobra in the Barn author Tom Cotter. The series will follow Cotter as he travels the country in his 1939 Ford Woodie, tracking down forgotten classic cars in barns and backyards. And Shell will be with Cotter for every mile providing fuels and Quaker State motor oil to power his Barn Find Hunter journey across America. In locations ranging from Savannah, Ga., to Napa, Calif., he finds everything from a shady, fenced yard full of vintage muscle to a British classic that traveled all the way from Australia.

“Shell is pleased to present the ‘The Barn Finder Hunter’ series featuring Shell fuels and Quaker State motor oil. We recognize the passion and dedication to classic cars within enthusiast communities,” said Shell Lubricants Don Moser. “This enthusiasm is prevalent throughout our organization as well and we are happy to support Tom Cotter’s search for those special cars across the country.”

Cotter has written 11 automotive books, including the award-winning In the Barn series, and has contributed to the New York Times, Road & Track, and Hagerty magazine. He spent 25 years in automotive and auto racing public relations, working with some of the best-known sponsors in NASCAR, Indycar, NHRA and sports car racing.

“In this series, I aim to show viewers that there are still plenty of desirable cars that are hiding around the country, just waiting to be found,” said Cotter. He has an eclectic car collection that includes several barn finds, including everything from the 1939 Ford Woodie he drives cross-country to an early Mini Cooper to a Cobra.

Hagerty The Barn Find Hunter

Tom Cotter hits the road in his 1939 Ford Woodie during his “The Barn Find Hunter” web series.
(Photo: Hagerty)

About Hagerty

Based in Traverse City, Mich., Hagerty is the world’s leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.

Hagerty also provides online Valuation Tools and publishes Hagerty Price Guide, which are the premier price and value guides for post-war collectible automobiles. For more information please visit www.hagerty.com/valuationtools.

About Shell

The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 12 percent of global lubricants volume. * The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.

*Kline & Company, “Global Lubricants Industry July 2015: Market Analysis and Assessment.”

Shell has the largest retail gasoline network in the country with more than 15,200 branded sites coast-to-coast and a presence in all 50 states in the US. As reported by Lundberg, Shell also is consistently No.1 in total gallons sold and premium gasoline preferred. Retail also sells unbranded gasoline to commercial customers.

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