EPIC Expands into Vintage Auto, Racing Industry

September 25, 2012

EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has formed a new division, EPIC Motorsports. Operated by EPIC’s own collectors and racers, this division provides customers with insurance assistance for collector cars, racing, and associated industry vendors.

The initial concept for EPIC Motorsports came from the Historic Motor Sports Association’s (HMSA) President, Cris Vandagriff and David Alvarado, a commercial insurance broker with EPIC. A vintage racer and fellow auto enthusiast, Alvarado discussed the specific insurance needs of the motorsports industry with Vandagriff, and the shortage of necessary insurance products.

This conversation prompted Alvarado to develop HMSA Insurance Services and ultimately EPIC Motorsports. With this addition, EPIC, which specializes in insuring high net-worth customers, now offers coverage for the true stated value of a vintage vehicle along with other specific and manuscript coverages for collector and race cars.

EPIC Motorsports will provide auto collectors and vintage comprehensive insurance through the HMSA program. Offerings such as earthquake coverage, no mileage restrictions, “on track” protection, and higher policy limits are available.

In addition to collector and race car coverage, the HMSA program extends insurance to homes, regular use vehicles, art, jewelry, and personal umbrella/excess liability coverage.

Alvarado’s team includes Stan Sanchez and Beth Ward. Sanchez has spent six years focused on creating insurance products for luxury car collections as well as collecting and restoring cars himself.

Beth Ward brings twenty years of insurance experience and knowledge on the subject of all motorsports.

EPIC is an California-based retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage firm with eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon).

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