ClassicCars.com and Escrow.com partner to protect buyers and sellers from fraud

Orange County, CA (September, 2014)–Escrow.com, the pioneer of online escrow services, and ClassicCars.com,  the leading digital marketplace for collector cars, today announced a partnership to provide the safest and most secure way of purchasing classic motor vehicles on the Internet.

Under the agreement, Escrow.com and ClassicCars.com will be working together to offer an enhanced, secure and seamless transaction for buyers and sellers utilizing an easy to use platform designed to meet their needs.

Per the most recent annual report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), auto fraud accounts for 12 percent of all online purchase scams, totaling $64 million in consumer losses.

ClassicCars.com is a vibrant marketplace for buyers and sellers, attracting more than 2.5 million visitors a month, with an inventory of more than 30,000 cars for sale.

”The growth of ClassicCars.com over the years has been impressive and their desire to provide an environment that focuses on safety has truly been remarkable,” said Brandon Abbey, Escrow.com President and Managing Director.  “We are excited to offer our safe transactional platform to ClassicCars.com and their enthusiasts around the world.”

As the leading online escrow service, Escrow.com reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions.  Escrow.com is a government licensed and regulated online escrow company compliant with Escrow Law.

“We are constantly developing new and unique programs that will help serve the needs of not only our current audience, but also to help attract and engage future enthusiasts to help grow the collector car hobby for years to come,” said Roger Falcione, President and CEO ClassicCars.com.  “Partnering with Escrow.com to provide safe and secure transactions is key to that success.”

About Escrow.com – Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Escrow.com, a privately held company, has pioneered the process of online escrow services. The Company, founded in 1999 by Fidelity National Financial, has established itself as the leading provider of secure business and consumer transaction management on the Internet.  Escrow.com is a government licensed and regulated online escrow company compliant with Escrow Law.

About ClassicCars.com – ClassicCars.com is transforming the collector car buying and selling experience through strategic technology development, superior customer service and innovative products and services.  ClassicCars.com is the world’s largest provider of classic car marketing services bringing buyers, sellers, and enthusiasts together. Our car community reaches more than 2.5 million car enthusiasts a month and focuses on supporting their interest in the collector car hobby/industry.

For more information about the Escrow.com and ClassicCars.com partnership, please go to http://classiccars.com/resource-guide/167CC-services-safe-n-secure-transactions.html.

ClassicCars.com breaks site traffic record, and builds collector car enthusiast community

Phoenix, July 31st, 2014 – ClassicCars.com surpasses 2.5 million visitors a month and continues to build community with a content rich blog and newsletter, driven by leading collector car journalists.  The ClassicCars.com technology platform makes it easy for car enthusiasts to share and expand their passion and knowledge from generation to generation.

In less than a year site traffic has more than doubled to 2.5 million visits.  ClassicCars.com remains at the cutting edge of marketplace design and functionality with a high touch, high quality customer service program that makes buying and selling collector cars easier, faster, and more efficient.  The popularity of the site is reflected in excellent Alexa rankings (7,104 July 31, 2014), placing ClassicCars.com well ahead of their competitors.

In addition to continually increasing site traffic, while providing a superior experience for buyers, sellers, owners and operators of collector cars, ClassicCars.com is successfully establishing itself as a provider of high quality content for the collector car community.  The ClassicCars.com blog is driven by a highly experienced team of well-known and widely respected automotive journalists, authors, and photographers.  The blog offers up news, collector car event coverage, and commentary pieces, daily.

“We see that the needs of the collector car enthusiast are changing and vary more now than ever.  Some buy for investment, some for nostalgia and some for the love of the automobile. By providing an inventory of more than 25,000 cars daily combined with industry and hobby content we bring multiple generations together” said Roger Falcione, President & CEO of ClassicCars.com.  “Our audience comes searching for cars to buy and sell but need additional services such as valuation, inspection, transport, insurance and other resources to own and operate and enjoy their car. We provide a single point of entry where all of their needs are met.”

While remaining focused on meeting the needs of collector car buyers, sellers, dealers, owners and operators, ClassicCars.com is also looking to the future, developing unique programs that will educate and engage with future enthusiasts and collectors and maintain the collector car hobby for years to come.  The advancement of technology allows for an easy way to capture the stories, history and data on the cars, their owners and the companies that made them great and to share and spread the passion faster and easier.

About ClassicCars.com

ClassicCars.com is the world’s largest provider of classic car marketing services bringing buyers and sellers, dealers and owner operators together. Our car community reaches more than 2.3. million car enthusiasts a month and focuses on all of the needs to support their interest in the collector car hobby/industry.

ClassicCars.com is transforming the collector car buying and selling experience through strategic technology development, superior personal customer service and innovative products and services.  We are setting the pace for the online marketplace, for connecting people and establishing the largest community of collectors and enthusiasts.  At ClassicCars.com you can Drive your dream ® .

For more information:

Call: (480) 285-1600

Email: press@classiccars.com

An all-new ClassicCars.com newsletter experience

There’s so much happening at ClassicCars.com that we’re moving to a daily newsletter just to keep everyone up to speed.

Starting today, subscribers will begin receiving an all-new ClassicCars.com Newsletter every weekday morning. Each beautiful, mobile-friendly issue updates you on the latest classic cars up for sale and recaps the latest news and feature stories we’ve posted on our blog.

Each day features a different aspect of the ClassicCars.com experience: spotlights of classic car dealerships, photo galleries, upcoming events and more. Plus, the new newsletter makes it easy for the ClassicCars.com community to provide feedback and tell us how we’re doing.

In short, the all-new ClassicCars.com Newsletter is your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul.

If you’re not already a subscriber, use any of the subscription forms on the blog or in the footer of any page on ClassicCars.com.  Existing blog subscribers will automatically have their subscriptions converted to the new newsletter in the coming days.

Acquisition enhances ClassicCars.com growth

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ClassicCars.com, the world’s largest online marketplace devoted to classic and collector cars, has announced the acquisition of similarly named competitor ClassicCar.com and its associated websites serving Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. The acquisition is part of ClassicCars.com’s growth strategy to expand its customer base and content offerings while strengthening its leadership position in online classic car sales.

“Our U.S. growth has been tremendous at 129 percent year over year, and this acquisition puts us in an even better position to grow an already substantial international presence,” said Roger Falcione, president and chief executive of ClassicCars.com. “We believe 2014 is a breakout year for us and we see the ClassicCar family of properties as an important strategic asset.”

That family includes the new blog you’re reading.

ClassicCars.com attracts more than 1.6 million visitors each month (1.2 million uniques) and encompasses online listings of more than 30,000 classic and collector cars for sale with an aggregate value well in excess of $1 billion. Alexa Internet, Inc., an Amazon subsidiary that measures websites based on traffic and engagement, ranks ClassicCars.com higher than any other classic car website, including Hemmings and AutoTrader Classics.

Management and operations of the acquired website will be based out of the ClassicCars.com corporate offices in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

ClassicCars.com Acquires Key Competitor, Continues Major Expansion in 2014

Phoenix, Arizona, Jan. 13, 2014 — ClassicCars.com, the world’s largest online marketplace devoted to classic and collector cars, today announced the acquisition of similarly named competitor ClassicCar.com and associated websites serving Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. The acquisition is part of ClassicCars.com’s aggressive growth strategy to expand its customer base and content offerings while strengthening its leadership position in online classic car sales.

Word of the acquisition comes on the heels of the company’s announcement of its new high-profile blog, among other strategic moves.

“Our U.S. growth has been tremendous at 129% year over year, and this acquisition puts us in an even better position to grow an already substantial international presence,” said Roger Falcione, President and CEO of ClassicCars.com.  “2014 is a breakout year for ClassicCars.com, and we see the ClassicCar family of properties as an important strategic asset.”

ClassicCars.com attracts more than 1.6 million visitors each month (1.2 million uniques) and encompasses a catalog of more than 30,000 classic and collector cars for sale with an aggregate value well in excess of $1 billion. Alexa Internet, Inc. an Amazon subsidiary that ranks websites based on traffic and engagement, ranks ClassicCars.com higher than any other classic car website, including Hemmings and AutoTrader Classics.

Management and operations of the acquired websites will be based out of ClassicCars.com corporate offices in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

About ClassicCars.com

Phoenix-based ClassicCars.com is the world’s most comprehensive online resource for buyers and sellers of classic and collector vehicles. ClassicCars.com receives in excess of 1.6 million visitors per month and its catalog features more than $1 billion worth of classic cars, muscle cars, antique cars and specialty cars for sale by dealerships, auction houses, and private sellers. ClassicCars.com is focused on expanding and supporting the collector car marketplace for casual enthusiasts and serious collectors alike, while delivering significant value to companies who provide products and services to this market.  For additional information, visit http://classiccars.com.

 

For more information:

Call: (480) 285-1600

Email: press@classiccars.com

Congratulations to our pre-launch grand prize winner!

Congratulations to Gary Loar from Cresson, Pa., on being the grand prize winner in our pre-launch drawing! Gary has won a great prize package for a classic car fan:

  • An autographed copy of Larry Edsall’s Masters of Car Design
  • A handsome ClassicCars.com stainless steel travel tumber with velour bag
  • A ClassicCars.com mouse pad
  • A set of ClassicCars.com ball-point pens

Gary was kind enough to share his story about his beautiful 1954 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe, which we posted earlier today.

Gary, we hope you’ll enjoy all of the above every day as you visit the ClassicCars.com Blog!

ClassicCars.com launches industry-leading blog

Phoenix, Dec. 16, 2013 – ClassicCars.com, the world’s largest online marketplace devoted to classic and collector cars, today announced the launch of its high-profile industry blog at https://news.classiccars.com.  The ClassicCars.com Blog complements the world’s largest selection of classic and collector vehicles with industry news, feature articles, and insightful commentary from respected automotive journalists.  The blog represents the company’s first major expansion into the realm of feature content.

Heading up the editorial team is Senior Editor Larry Edsall.  Edsall is a veteran author, having written or co-written fifteen books on automobiles and the automotive industry.  Edsall is a former Managing Editor of AutoWeek Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Detroit News and The New York Times.

Also on the editorial team is Bob Golfen, a name familiar to fans of SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel.  Golfen is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic.

“The ClassicCars.com Blog doesn’t just complement our tremendous online catalog of vehicles for sale with news and entertainment,” said Roger FAlcione, President and CEO of ClassicCars.com.  “Rather, it’s a powerful expression of our commitment to all aspects of the collector car hobby.  I can’t think of a better team than Larry and Bob to foster a real sense of community among our readers.”

By focusing on the human side of the industry, the editorial team fully embraces the blog’s tagline: “Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul.  The blog’s content combines deep insights, long experience, often pointed commentary, and a touch of humor to provide a unique perspective.”

About ClassicCars.com

ClassicCars.com is the world’s largest provider of classic car marketing services bringing buyers and sellers, dealers and owner operators together. Our car community reaches more than 2.3. million car enthusiasts a month and focuses on all of the needs to support their interest in the collector car hobby/industry.

ClassicCars.com is transforming the collector car buying and selling experience through strategic technology development, superior personal customer service and innovative products and services.  We are setting the pace for the online marketplace, for connecting people and establishing the largest community of collectors and enthusiasts.  At ClassicCars.com you can Drive your dream ® .

For more information:

Call: (480) 285-1600

Email: press@classiccars.com

 

ClassicCars.com Breaks Site Traffic Record in September

Phoenix, October 3, 2013 – ClassicCars.com, the leading online classic car marketplace, announced an all-time high in website traffic, a total of 1,003,558 visits, for the month of September. In addition to its highest-ever number of visits, the site also served a record-breaking 9.4 million page views. These impressive numbers represent year-over-year growth of 59%.

In addition to the growth in website traffic, ClassicCars.com’s dynamic marketplace announced significant growth in other key measures, including the number of buyer inquiries submitted, total vehicles listed for sale by owner, and new Dealer Network members. The company also announced that downloads of its iPhone app, the first of its kind in the classic car market, have exceeded 25,000.

“The phenomenal growth of the site is a company-wide goal towards which we all strive,” said Roger Falcione, President of ClassicCars.com. “Topping the 1 million mark is not only a memorable achievement that we collectively celebrate; it’s an indication of our employees’ dedication and hard work. And of that, I’m most proud.”

Trusted by partners and clients such as Hagerty Insurance Agency, RM Auctions, Barrett-Jackson and more than 300 dealers, ClassicCars.com is the largest online marketplace for classic and collector cars with more than 30,000 vehicles listed. The site utilizes a robust search function to help buyers sort through those thousands of listings and a proprietary “My Garage” feature where users can save their favorites. For sellers, ClassicCars.com provides a feature-rich listing option that includes the “list until sold” benefit for one flat fee. Additionally, the site offers a comprehensive Resource Guide, an Event Calendar where members can post events at no charge and Auction Central, where enthusiasts can find the latest auction news.

“The classic car industry is in an exciting stage and we’re poised to make that translate exponentially for ClassicCars.com,” stated Falcione.

About ClassicCars.com

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, ClassicCars.com is devoted to helping owners sell classic vehicles online.  Featuring vehicles for sale by private sellers, auction houses, and specialty dealerships around the world, ClassicCars.com is home to the world’s largest online selection of classic and collector vehicles for sale. For more information, visit www.classiccars.com.

 

For more information:

Call: (480) 285-1600

Email: press@classiccars.com