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American Collectors Insurance -January 2013 Newsletter

American Collectors Insurance

January 2013 | Issue #13


The keys are in your hand.

You decide 2012's Coolest Ride.

Each year, American Collectors pits 52 "My Cool Ride" winners against each other in an end-of-year showdown to select the year's Coolest Ride. We’d like you to take control of the wheel and pick this season’s winner of winners.

52 vehicles are a lot of cool to handle, so we understand that it might be hard to pick just one. Fortunately, you have the option of voting for more than one car — you can support the ones that fit your own unique definition of what “cool” is. Maybe that’s the car you’d most like to own. Or perhaps a car you feel represents the apex of automotive design for a given era. Or maybe you just love a particular color combo. However you define cool is cool with us. Just be sure to vote and get the word out to your friends about the contest.

Last year’s winner was the vintage '65 VW Beetle pictured above, and the year before was a '66 Sting Ray. What style of car will be this year’s winner? Your vote will decide.

Here’s all you have to do to vote for your favorite:

1. Simply log in to Facebook and “Like” the American Collectors Facebook Page

2. Click on the “Photos” button under our cover image

3. Look for the “Vote for My-Cool-Ride's Coolest Ride of 2012” Gallery

4. “Like” the photo of the car or cars you think are the coolest of them all

5. Get your family, friends and club members involved to add votes to your favorite picks to help ensure your choice wins. Especially if you have been a winner during one of the 2012 weekly contests and your car is featured here! Be sure to get votes for your car!

The owner of the vehicle that gets the most “likes” by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 will win prizes, bragging rights to 2012’s Coolest Ride of the Year, plus the option of having the car featured in American Collectors Insurance marketing materials.

Voting starts today, January 17 and ends February 12.
Click here or the photo below to get started.

If you think voting on 52 cars is a tough task, with so many great submissions from our policyholders for our “My Cool Ride” showcase, each week it gets harder and harder to choose just one great car for our “Cool Ride of the Week.” That’s why we’ve added other areas to feature submissions. You can find them on our Facebook timeline and Pinterest page. For easy viewing, we’ve even sorted them by decade, from the 1930s to the 1960s with submissions from the 1970s on the way. The pages are updated regularly, so check back often.

Do you think your ride is as cool as any of the 2012 finalists? Submit it for consideration in the 2013 edition of "My Cool Ride."


Feel free to send your comments, questions or ideas for future articles to [email protected]. To make changes or updates to your policy, click here to log in to manage your policy or create an account.


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Think your ride deserves some digital ink?

At American Collectors, we know that our policyholders own a lot of amazing vehicles.

So we’re putting a call out for submissions — not just for the “My Cool Ride” series, but also for your stories. Here are just some of the types of stories we’d love to hear:

• “How you bought it”
Over the years, we’ve heard some great stories of how customers’ cars changed hands. From barn finds to owners tracking down the car they had in high school, the quest for the right collector car often makes for great reading.

• “Restoration nation”
Got a restoration story worth sharing? Whether it’s the hunt for an elusive part or a multi-year labor of love, we’re all ears.

• “When did it start for you”
The collector bug has to start somewhere, and we want to know when, where, and how it started for you. Maybe you inherited the gene from a parent or grandparent. Or perhaps it was a specific car that simply took your breath away the first time you saw it…and you knew you’d own one someday.

If you’ve got a story you’d like to share, simply visit this link and complete the short online form. Be sure to select “Tell Us Your Story” from the Contest Choices menu.

If your story is selected and featured in future editions of this newsletter or other American Collectors materials — you’ll get a special gift and our eternal thanks. Not to mention bragging rights at your next club or car meet!

The Man, The Myth, The Legend of Henry Ford.

Join us as American Collectors celebrates the 150th birthday of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting the achievements and contributions Henry Ford has had on the auto industry as well as the legacy he has left behind. Make sure to check out our Facebook and Pinterest pages for interesting photos and Ford facts.